Christina (Tina) Opar, MSW
Christina (Tina) Opar, MSW, has been a primary therapist at Shodair Childrenís Hospital since the spring of 2010. She began as a primary therapist on the High Desert (Childrenís) Unit and then began working on Shodairís Grasslands (Acute) Unit in the fall of 2011.
Tina received her Bachelorís degree in psychology from Carroll College in 2004 and her Masterís in social work from the University of Montana in 2010. She is currently working toward achieving her license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Montana and expects to complete coursework in 2012. Tina has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2010.
Tina interned for two years at Project for Alternative Learning (PAL) in Helena, working in the counseling department with at-risk high school students. During her time there, Tina acquired experience working with adolescents and families who have addiction and mental health issues. Prior to her internship at PAL, Tina worked for two psychiatric care facilities, volunteered for a year with AmeriCorps, and was a seasonal helitack firefighter.
Tinaís areas of interest include community awareness, inpatient psychiatric treatment of youth, play therapy, family therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.