David Darcy, Ph.D
Dr. Dracy earned his Ph.D. in psychology in 2000. Since 2000, Dr. Dracy has evaluated and provided therapy for individuals and families who experienced severe and persistent mental health challenges. Dr. Dracy has been the Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) Veteran Services provider since 2000 and he has participated in two National Guard Debriefing Exercises after soldiers returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Dracy served as a professional facilitator and consultant for Yankton, SD Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Dr. Dracy has been a supervisor of LCBHS crisis response team since 2010. In 2018, Dr. Dracy became LCBHS’s Farm Crisis Outreach and Individual Services Provider. Dr. Dracy has provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for several emergency responder critical incidents. Additionally, Dr. Dracy has been an educator for local law enforcement officers on the topics of Mental Illness, Involuntary Commitments, and De-escalation Techniques. Dr. Dracy has been a presenter at the South Dakota Wellness Conference numerous times covering a range of topics, including issues related to: anxiety disorders and Treatments, Evidence Based Treatments, and Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change. Dr. Dracy has been a consultant providing Mental Health Assessments and Consultation for Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and has evaluated and given testimony at over 4,000 involuntary commitment proceedings.