Dede Dugan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has a BA in Classical Studies from Wake Forest University, an MS in Public Administration (MPA) from Troy University, and an MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell.
As a mental health clinician, Dede has worked as a private practitioner as well as in the public realm. She spent 5 years as a therapist on the psychology staff of Central Regional Hospital, where she served as an individual and group therapist for adult patients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and substance abuse issues. In 2014, she began her work with UNC as a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at WakeBrook, and later Wake Encompass and STEP clinics, again focused on SPMI, substance abuse, and at Encompass, first episode psychosis. In these clinics, she provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
For the last year, Dede has been a clinical instructor/trauma specialist at UNC’s Department of Emergency Services with the SANE and Trauma Resilience Programs. In this capacity, she provides supportive interventions for men and women at risk of developing PTSD due to sexual and/or physical trauma.