Valor at Signature Psychiatric Hospital PRESS RELEASE: NEW DIRECTOR

February 1, 2021   .   North Kansas City, MO – Signature Psychiatric Hospital is proud to announce and welcome Kim Whitman, LCSW, PhD-ABD, as the new Director of our Valor Recovery Program. Dr. Whitman previously served in the role of Valor Clinical Supervisor. Kim brings over 15 years of experience to enhance our mission of working with First Responders, Active Military and Veterans with healing in the areas of:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Use Symptoms
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Combat Operational Stress
  • Medication Management & Psychiatry
  • Co-Occurring Mental Health Pathologies
  • Evidence Based Practices & Psychotherapy
  • Family Education and Support
  • Community Reintegration Activities & Skill Building

Lisa St. Aubyn, Signature / Valor CEO commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Kim back in the midst of this critical, busy time. We have great confidence in her unmatched experience as a positive and energetic leader. Kim has played a key role in the development of this unique program for first responders and military and her leadership will serve the Valor Team well as we continue to expand our capacity to serve them in 2021.”

Kim Whitman received her Masters in Social Work at New Mexico State University and is completing her PhD in Social Work in 2021, at Walden University. Her active duty service in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss provided for practical experience including cultural and ethnic diversity, assessing gender differences, along with an interest in examining risk factors and correlates of several psychiatric disorders, trauma informed care, suicide risk and criminal justice mental health. She has investigated risk factors and resilience factors associated with the long term physical and mental health outcomes related to traumatic events. Kim brings strong leadership skills and appreciates the struggles of those who serve and sacrifice.


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