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Sandra T. McNally, MA, LISAC

Sandra McNally is a Master-level counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Arizona. She has worked in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and school settings as a counselor and administrator since 1987. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor since 1995 at institutions such as Rio Salado College and Grand Canyon University, teaching counseling classes and advising graduate-level practicum students.


Since 2000, Sandra has been the Prevention Manager for EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (SPC), overseeing suicide prevention and postvention programs in the state of Arizona. She is on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition and serves on the Special Interest Group for Postvention for the International Association for Suicide Prevention.


Through her work at EMPACT-SPC, Sandra has conducted trainings and workshops at various national and international conferences for the American Association of Suicidology, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior. She specializes in youth suicide prevention and school-based postvention, Survivors of Suicide Loss program development, and Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Teams.

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