Story last updated at 3/25/2009 - 10:58 am
KLAWOCK - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock recently announced the hiring of Sean Tomkinson as the ARMC behavioral health clinic supervisor.
"We are pleased to have Sean, with his outstanding clinical skills, on board as the supervisor of the Community Family Services program in Klawock," said Carolyn Lemmon, SEARHC Community Family Services Program Director.
Tomkinson is a licensed clinical social worker and he will be a behavioral health clinician in Klawock. Before moving to Alaska, he worked at the emergency room and psychiatric unit at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
He also has worked with SUWS Wilderness Programs for adolescents and youth (formerly the School of Urban and Wilderness Survival) in Shoshone, Idaho, and with a couple of other community mental health agencies in Idaho.
"Coming up to Alaska and working in a rural setting is the culmination of a lifelong dream," Tomkinson said.
Tomkinson earned a Master of Arts degree in social work from Walla Walla University in Walla Walla, Wash. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Idaho State University in Pocatello. His specialty is post-traumatic stress disorder and youth and adolescents.
His medical interests include the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
He also enjoys hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.