Clinical Directors

L. Kenneth Crowe is the Director of Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Mr. Crowe has been employed with Alabama Psychiatric Services since 1979. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama and his Jurisprudence Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. He is Board Certified by the National Association of Social Workers and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, and is licensed for Clinical Social Work, Social Casework, Community Organization, Research, and Administration. He is also licensed for Private Independent Practice. Mr. Crowe has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama and at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has previously served on the Advisory Board to the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program and the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners. Mr. Crowe has also previously served at A.P.S. as a therapist for many years, working with both inpatients and outpatients. He has worked with Adults, Adolescents, and Children utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities. Mr. Crowe has also previously served as the Supervisor of Therapists.

Lane Gould-Hartline, Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Alabama, is a Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Her experience includes development and implementation of the Eating Disorder Center of Alabama, training and education of mental health professionals in the treatment of eating disorders, expert resource for the statewide practice of Alabama Psychiatric Services, P.C. Lane maintains active membership in NEDA and ALNEDA.

Laurita M. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She received her Master of Social Work Degree from George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in 1991 with a Concentration in Mental Health and a Specialization in Family Therapy. She served as a Mental Health Therapist and Director of Mental Health for a county health department in rural Illinois for 8 years prior to moving to Birmingham where she has been employed for 10 years with Alabama Psychiatric Services, providing Individual and Family treatment in our Adult Division. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR Institute, and in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, she is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service provider. Laurita has been promoted to APS Supervisor of Therapists effective 2011 and will be providing ongoing clinical supervision for our outpatient therapists statewide.

Marie Murray, Nursing Supervisor, is a Licensed Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of nursing experience and 22 years of experience dedicated to the field of Psychiatry. Her psychiatric experience encompasses multiple areas including leadership roles in the inpatient, mental health geriatric partial hospitalization, assertive community treatment/jail diversion, residential and psychiatric home health settings. Marie remains very active in community education regarding the importance of early intervention and treatment of the mentally ill, and she volunteers with Birmingham based community kitchens. Her focus has been and continues to be on improving the quality of the lives of those seeking treatment as well as their families.