With over 40 years of experience in social work, encompassing areas such as child abuse protection, developmental disabilities, home health/nursing home/hospice care, adolescent care and direction, victim advocacy, and domestic violence, Nancy Carlson brings a wealth of knowledge to group instruction.
Additionally, having retired as a pastor of four churches, she has provided nearly 15 years of spiritual counseling. Her role as a facilitator spans over 14 years in domains like domestic violence, child abuse, parenting, anger management, and life skills. Presently, Nancy holds the position of Vice President at the California Association of Anger Management Providers. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Divinity, complemented by certifications in Domestic Violence for both perpetrators and victims, Anger Management, Human Trafficking Advocacy, Domestic Violence Victim Assessments, Child Abuse Prevention, Life Skills Coaching, and Supervised Parenting. In collaboration with CCBI, Nancy is engaged in providing instruction in Anger Management, Life Coaching, and Child Abuse Prevention for facilitators.
Nancy believes that most personal difficulties stem from either a lack of skills that have not been acquired over a lifetime or from poor behaviors that have been learned and integrated into daily life. Often, these issues are generational, passed down from one generation to the next. However, she holds the optimistic view that anyone can break this cycle at any time and start living a more fulfilled life through learning new skills. The skills taught are applicable in various relationships, including between couples, parents, parents and children, and among friends and coworkers.