Jayne Payne was born in Fort Worth, Texas but spent most of her earl childhood in Australia where her father worked as an engineer. At the height of the Vietnam War, Jayne worked in Thailand for a civilian contractor who evaluated American soldiers for PTSD.
Jayne has held a number of positions in counseling over the last 35 years. She has worked as a Crisis Interventionist in the ER of Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, she was director of Adolescent services at Bell Park Hospital, for four years she was head of Chemical Dependency Services for Post Oak Psychiatry and later became Director of Outpatient Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services for St Mary’s Hospital.
She has 11 years experience teaching Basics of Addiction, Basic Counseling Skills, Addiction and the Family, The Core Functions of a Counselor and Theories in Addiction Counseling.
Jayne is the recipient of the Texas Association of Addiction Professional Counselor Hall of Fame 2010.