Dr. Kittie M. Myatt has practiced as a clinician, administrator, and educator in the mental health and substance abuse fields for over 40 years. She received both her education specialist and doctoral degrees in Human Development Counseling from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, has a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Tennessee, and is licensed to practice psychology in Tennessee. She has held positions in public and private behavioral health organizations where she served as a therapist, clinical supervisor, program director, andexecutive director. She ran a private counseling practice in Nashville and was on the adjunct faculty of Belmont University and Nashville State Community College before joining Argosy University, Nashville as an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences in 2005, where she taught and trained masters and doctoral students as counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors, a position from which she recently retired to pursue providing training and consulting services to behavioral health professionals and organizations. In addition to her experience as an academic, Dr. Myatt has provided trainings, workshops, and seminars at local, state, and regional conferences on topics related to behavioral health, substance abuse, mental health and wellness, women in treatment, and Motivational Interviewing.
Dr. Myatt has served in numerous volunteer capacities including current appointments to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Committee on Post-Secondary Institutions, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Tuition Guaranty Fund Board, and the President’s Council of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. Previously she served on the Boards of CABLE (founding member and President 1985-1986), the Tennessee Psychological Association, the Tennessee Association of Psychological Examiners, the Metro Action Commission, Women in Business, DeDe Wallace Mental Health Center (forerunner of Centerstone), Rap House (forerunner of Oasis Center). She has served in an advisory capacity forthe Metro Nashville Employee Assistance Program, the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Domestic Violence Intervention Center, the YWCA Finance Committee, the Salvation Army, the Council of Community Services Committee on Human Services Funding, and the Allocations Committee of the United Way.
Community-wide mobilization efforts have included leadership on Metro Mayor Richard Fulton’s Blue Ribbon Commission in Chemical Dependency, theWomen and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Campaign sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse, Operation Chemical Awareness in Nashville (Adolescent Substance Abuse), and the Task Force on Older Adults with Substance Use Concerns.
She has received honors including the Community Service Award from the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association, the Award for Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Psychological Examiners, the Award for Outstanding Contributions Benefiting the Profession of Psychology from the Tennessee Psychological Association, and the Legion of Honor, Chapel of the Four Chaplains, membership awarded in recognition of service to all people regardless of race or faith.
She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading a good mystery.