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Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT graduated with his BS in Family and Human Development (FHD) in 1994. He went directly into his Master's program in FHD and Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated in 1998. He completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology in 2006. Norm has worked extensively in residential treatment, in his former private practice, and as the Clinical Director of At the Crossroads, an innovative young-adult transitional program in St. George. Throughout his nearly-20 years of clinical service, Norm has worked extensively with adopted persons and their families.
Norm is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is a former President of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (UAMFT) and served on their Board of Directors for eight years. Norm received the “UAMFT Excellence in Leadership Award” in 2012 for his service to therapists in the state of Utah. He has studied extensively under world-renowned psychologist Dr. John Gottman and has presented to professional groups in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, Michigan, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He has served as an expert witness in Newark, NJ and Washington, DC. He was also appointed by Utah Governor Michael Leavitt to represent MFT’s on a state mental health financial board. Norm also served as a Field Trial Clinician in researching the validity of the current DSM-V.
Norm was also the Area Chair/Lead Faculty and Clinical Director for the St. George Learning Center of the University of Phoenix’ CACREP accredited Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, where he taught a number of local clinicians who now work in wilderness programs and residential treatment centers. In addition, he has supervised to licensure a number of local Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Norm's family, like many others, is touched by adoption and he would love to share their stories with you. He is married to the former Megan Anderson of Las Vegas and they have three wonderful children.
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Here's a summary from his Center's website:
‘Three Points Center”, was chosen to acknowledge the importance of the adoption triad—which connectively triangulates the relationship between the birth parent(s), adoptive parent(s), and adopted individual— and to utilize this triad as the solid foundation onto which we have built our entire approach.
However, acknowledging the adoption triad in our name was just the beginning. The founders of Three Points Center realized the importance and necessity of creating a nurturing residential treatment facility solely for adopted teens, geared to address the complex psychological, emotional, and social issues often encountered by adopted individuals and their families. Designed to be a critical resource for those families living the day-to-day joys and myriad of complex challenges resulting from the adoption triad, Three Points Center —and everything it encompasses—was long overdue.
Because adoption can oftentimes present specific attachment and trust issues, the creation of a supportive, safe and compassionate environment is essential. Our team can help adopted individuals journey with their families to build or regain trust, heal a fractured identity and ultimately find a sense of peace and wholeness. This is our daily mission and ultimate goal.
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