Sue Fralick, Karen Scott-Pine, Melinda Massie and Beth Frock have
found purpose and passion while working together at Mental Health
Services for Clark County (MHSCC).
A psychology major, Fralick served an internship through
MHSCC, which eventually converted to full-time employment, a
master’s in mental health counseling and two independent counselor
licenses. Currently vice president of Adult and Youth Outpatient
Services, Fralick has been with the organization for 29 years during
which time she has helped to create a grant-funded, partial hospital
program called Youth Challenges for emotionally disturbed youth
Fellow colleague sociology major Karen Scott-Pine ’89 previously
worked as a family therapist in Butler County after graduate school
before returning to Springfield to work at MHSCC on the inpatient
unit in 1997.
“When there was an opening for the family therapy position in
the middle age (9-12) room, I jumped at it,” she said. From previous
experience in a partial program, she knew that was her favorite
work environment and age group. She also serves as the clinical
Massie majored in philosophy and began work with MHSCC as a
student. She moved home to Alaska after graduation and worked at
Anchorage Center for Families before returning to Springfield where
she began as a room counselor with Youth Challenges. Recently she
began work as supervisor for a Clark County MR/DD program.
Frock, a psychology major and sociology minor, learned of
an opening at MHSCC after graduation and joined the Youth
Challenges team in November 2004.
“Since joining this team, I have gained extensive knowledge in the
field of mental health illnesses and therapeutic interventions,” Frock
said. She now leads psycho-educational groups daily on a variety of
topics and writes treatment objectives based on the emotional and
developmental needs and diagnoses of clients.
Each finds it rewarding when a child leaves having learned tools and
skills they can use in the community and for life.