Amanda Mitten, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Ms. Mitten received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. Her clinical experiences include evidence-based interventions for children with disruptive behavior disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related disorders, children with problematic sexual behavior, and assessment of children prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol. Ms. Mitten also serves as the Co-Director for CCAN’s Child Trauma Services Program (CTSP) and is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Family TREE partnership with OKDHS and OUHSC.
Ms. Mitten is a nationally certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. She is a certified TF-CBT consultant for the state of Oklahoma and she is a certified therapist and Within Agency Trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for young children with disruptive behavior disorders. Ms. Mitten is also certification eligible in Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for families navigating conflictual, coercive, or aggressive relationships. Ms. Mitten is also a national trainer in a skills-based model for managing secondary traumatic stress, Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT).
Ms. Mitten is a lead trainer in the University of Oklahoma Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy™ (PSB-CBT™) model, in which she provides national training and consultation in the PSB-CBT™ school age model, assists with the initial assessment of needs and design a training plan to facilitate teams use of the evidence-based program, collaborative care, and engagement of stakeholders. Ms. Mitten also collaborated with national TF-CBT trainers to develop an advanced training in TF-CBT that will include adaptations for work with children with problematic sexual behavior for which she provides routine, advanced trainings. She is also a Within Agency Trainer lead trainer for the PSB-CBT™ model, supporting rostering-eligible PSB-CBT™ clinicians to become within agency trainers at their respective site/clinic. Additionally, she played a role in reviewing and advising on the Foster Parent College.com training series on children with problematic sexual behavior. Finally, Ms. Mitten is the 2022 recipient of the OUHSC Marcia Bennett, PhD Leadership and Mentoring Award.