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Marion Doctor LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 27 years experience providing counseling service to burn injured children and their families.
She is Director of The Children's Hospital Burn Camps Program and the Juvenile Fire Setter Program and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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Marion Doctor, LCSW, known by many for her leadership in the burn camp community, is Programs Manager at the Children's Hospital Burn Center and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Since joining the staff of the burn center in 1978 she has developed programs to meet the acute and rehabilitative needs of burn-injured children and their families.
She founded and is Director of the Children's Hospital Burn Camps Program, which has become a prototype for burn camps around the world and she has mentored numerous burn camp directors and has inspired the formation of camps and other burn survivor programs worldwide.
Marion was key in the establishment of the International Association of Burn Camps and currently serves as its president.
She has also been active in burn prevention and community safety, and serves as a therapist and manager of a juvenile fire-setter treatment program that she developed at the burn center.
She serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Zach Burn Foundation and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Psychosocial Forum Editor for the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.
She is currently the Phoenix Society's First Vice-President.
Marion Doctor, a clinical social worker at Children's Hospital and an instructor at theUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine states that "Kids are lighting more firesbecause they're bored and unsupervised, or because they have mental and emotionalproblems".Sh also stated that "victims of sexual and physical abuse sometimes lightfires because it gives them a sense of control" (Young Firebugs Start More Blazes,Rocky Mountain News 04/16/97).
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Marion Doctor, LCSWMarion Doctor is a Program Manager for The Children's Hospital Burn Center and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine.Marion joined the Burn Team staff in 1978.
In that capacity she
developed the Children's Hospital Burn Camp in 1983, a program that has since been expanded to include a winter ski camp for adolescents, a young adult retreat, and a college scholarship program.In 1997, she joined a collaborative effort with The Children's Burn Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN and the Shriners Burns Hospital in Galveston, TX to establish The Mahtomedi Family Burn Camp in Minnesota as well as The Children's Hospital Family Burn Camp in Colorado.Marion
has served as the At-Large
Member of the Board of Trustees, the American Burn Association
and received the Curtis P. Artz Distinguished Service Award.She currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Zach Burn Foundation and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Psychosocial Forum Editor for the Journal of Burn Care.
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Marion E. Doctor, MSW.