Gail S. Mansell, of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, has been
awarded Diplomate status in the American Psychotherapy Association. Diplomate
status is reserved for those individuals who are able to meet the stringent
requirements of the American Psychotherapy Association; in the area of
knowledge, skill, education, training, and experience in the therapeutic process.
The American Psychotherapy Association is an international membership association
developed to bring together professionals from a variety of disciplines
to advance the profession of psychotherapy and elevate standards of practice.
Membership is comprised of almost 4,000 counselors, social workers, marriage
and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, pastoral
counselors, nurse psychotherapists, and other psychotherapy processions
from around the world.
Gail Mansell has served as chaplain of Atlantic General Hospital since
2000. In 2010 she became the Director of Palliative Medicine and Pastoral
Care Services. She works as an ardent patient and family advocate in addition
to providing crisis intervention and spiritual support. Mansell is the
hospital’s educator for advanced directives, MOLST, end-of-life
care, and grief and bereavement counseling.