Dr Cagney is the executive director of TC Training and Consulting. The focus of her current consultation and training centers around the US Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Regulations and the workplace impact of rapidly changing cannabis legalization.
She has provided Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1981 in both the public and private sectors, in unionized and non-unionized settings. She served as a Distinguished Member of the Laboratory Staff in the role of an embedded employee assistance professional at Sandia National Laboratories, a DOE research laboratory for 20 years. She provides ongoing clinical consultation to Member Assistance and EA programs and employers including the Northern California Teamsters’ Assistance Program .
Dr. Tamara Cagney attended the University of South Carolina and received a BS in Nursing. Following graduation, she served in the US Army Nurse Corp specializing as a Psychiatric Nurse Clinician. She later received her Masters Degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. During her masters studies she worked with the Veterans Administration specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders. Dr. Cagney also earned her Doctorate Degree in counseling psychology. She is a licensed marriage family therapist, a licensed professional clinical counselor, a certified coach and a certified employee assistance professional.
Tamara is the Past President of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She conducts national training for DOT Substance Abuse Professionals throughout the country. Her writing has appeared in professional publications and periodicals on managed behavioral healthcare, organizational development and employee assistance.