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Chaplain at AGH awarded Diplomate status in the American Psychotherapy Association

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.