Allison received her bachelor’s degree in English from Belmont University, and then went on to pursue a Master’s of Science in Social Work at Nashville’s University of Tennessee campus. During her education, Allison spent time interning with Magdalene House, the Nashville Children’s Alliance, and here at the Sexual Assault Center. It was through her experience with the women at Magdalene that Allison discovered a passion for working with survivors of sexual trauma. She applied this interest to both graduate level internships, focusing her attention on supporting children and families. Allison’s first job in the field was with Catholic Charities in Nashville, where she facilitated a free counseling program for victims of violent crime. It was a year later that Allison returned to SAC to begin full-time clinical therapy. Allison is trained in modalities that support the caregiver-child relationship in the wake of trauma, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and attachment-based interventions. Her therapeutic interests include body-related work (through yoga and somatic experiencing), the neurobiology of trauma, and sex-positive health and wellness education. Allison received her LMSW in January 2016, and is receiving supervision at SAC to pursue her LCSW.
There is some evidence to suggest that early man may have used counting systems which consisted of "One, Two, Three" and thereafter "Many" to describe counting limits. Early peoples had a word to describe the quantities of one, two, and three but any quantity beyond was simply denoted as "Many". This is most likely based on the prevalence of this phenomenon among people in such disparate regions as the deep Amazon and Borneo jungles, where western civilization's explorers have historical records of their first encounters with these indigenous people.  [ full citation needed ]