Bari has a master’s degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for over 25 years. She has written a curriculum, published by Hazelden, which integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Twelve Steps. In 2016 Ms. Platter won the Florence Nightingale Luminary Award for Innovation in Non-Traditional Practice in the state of Colorado.
In addition to facilitating several groups at CeDAR and providing individual therapy, Ms. Platter also teaches at the University Of Colorado College of Nursing in the graduate program, provides clinical supervision at the University Of Colorado Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic and presents at numerous local, regional and national conferences. Ms. Platter works at CeDAR because she is committed to providing excellent, evidence‐based care to people who have substance use disorders. It is rewarding to be able to help her patients begin to have a life worth living in recovery.