EACCStaff Julie KnightJulie Knight received her Master of Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama. She has served in various financial services positions for over 10 years.

Julie has provided budget management, retirement counseling and personal financial planning and has also managed an independent insurance agency. She has worked extensively with the Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama. Julie is a member of Emerge Montgomery where she served as Treasurer and she is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery’s Torchbearers Class VIII.

 

Employee Assistance & Counseling Center Counselor Lynne Burton Clifton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who is certified for Private Independent Practice (PIP) and Supervision for Social Workers seeking clinical licensure. She is a member of the Alabama Society for Clinical Social Work (ASCSW) and the National Association for Social Workers (NASW). She is a Level II practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Since 1982 she has worked with all age groups in several states and in various settings. She has experience with children and families, community mental health, grant writing and managing grant-funded programs, behavioral health insurance and EAP programs, geriatric IOP, residential treatment for addiction and hospice. She has also maintained private practices in IN, GA and AL. For the past several years she has focused on Individual therapy with adults and Couples therapy. Her approach to therapy is tailored to client need and always with a strengths-based, insight-oriented and Mindfulness perspective. Although trained and experienced in a broad range of issues and treatment modalities, she is currently focused on helping those who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, life transitions, self-esteem & self-empowerment, communication, and couples/relationship Issues.  

Lynne received her BS in Psychology & Sociology (double major) from Jacksonville State University and her MSSW from the University of Louisville-Kent School of Social Work. She joined the staff at UAB EACC in June, 2017.

 

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program allows individuals to qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans after making 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers — UAB/UAB Hospital are eligible employers. Any non-defaulted Direct Loan is eligible for loan forgiveness including the following:

  • Direct Subsidized Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Direct Consolidation Loans

Other federal student loan programs may become eligible for PSLF if they are consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan, however, only payments made on the Direct Consolidation Loan will count toward the required 120 qualifying payments.

To be eligible as a borrower you:

  • Must not be in default on the loans for which you are requesting forgiveness
  • Must be employed full-time by a public service organization when making each of the required 120 qualifying loan payments, at the time you apply for loan forgiveness and at the time the remaining balance on your eligible loans is forgiven

If you are working toward PSLF, you should complete and submit the Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Form annually, or when you change employers. If you do not periodically submit the Employment Certification Form, then at the time you apply for forgiveness you will be required to submit an Employment Certification form for each employer where you worked while making the required 120 qualifying monthly payments.

To complete the employer section of the Employment Certification Form, UAB/UAB Hospital employees should deliver the form to the UAB Human Resources Records Administration Department, Administration Building, Suite 254; the physical address is 701 20th Street South, 2nd Floor, Suite 254.

Once the form is completed, with the employer’s certification, send the form to FedLoan Servicing, the U.S. Department of Education’s federal loan servicer for the PSLF program, by mailing to:

U.S. Department of Education
FedLoan Servicing
P.O. Box 69184
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9184

You may also fax your Employment Certification form to 717-720-1628.

For more detailed information — including how to monitor your progress toward qualifying for PSLF — visit the Federal Student Aid Office online.

 

Khoi C. Bishop is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Distance Credential Counselor (DCC). He received a Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling\Psychology from the University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama.

He works with adolescents and adults and has experience working with treatment issues such as depression, grief, suicide, gender identity issues, anger- management, stress, anxiety and has extensive experience working with adolescences who has survived sexual, emotional and physical abuse. Khoi is also a former Employee of Jefferson County DHR and Gateway Family Services and Gateway Residential Treatment Center. He has over 18 years of experience in the counseling profession including adolescent treatment centers, home preservations agencies and community mental health.

Before coming to work at UAB’s Employee Assistance and Counseling, Khoi worked 8 years at UAB’s Student Counseling Services, as a counselor and the Outreach Coordinator. Where he provided individual therapy and presented lectures to freshmen classes on Stress Management, Anxiety and Depression. Khoi also worked with the School of Medicine and provide monthly lecture series to undergraduates on various topics. He also coordinated the Student Orientations and the wellness screening across campus. Prior to coming to UAB he was a therapist at Gateway Family Counseling.

In his current position, he provides individual therapy to employees and their families and implements and presents programs that are beneficial to employee wellness.