Dr. Carter has been with the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) since 1989 working in various capacities with children and families. She has worked in both inpatient and community settings, providing clinical and administrative services. Dr. Carter is the Trauma Lead for the MODMH providing training, consultation and coaching in the area of trauma and trauma-informed organizations. Her current role as Director of Children’s Clinical Services focuses on enhancing clinical practices to promote quality care in meeting the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental or substance use disorders across a variety of child-serving systems. In March of 2014, Dr. Carter was placed in a joint position with MODMH and Children’s Division/Social Services to expand clinical and trauma consultation to the child welfare system.
Dr. Carter received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi.