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Recovery-Oriented Behavioral Health Services ￨ Domestic Violence ￨ Substance Abuse ￨ Client Assessments ￨ Testing ￨ DMS-IV Criteria
1:1 / Group Therapy ￨ Motivating Interviewing ￨ Dialectical Tools ￨ Client-Focused Session Planning ￨ Client Retention Initiatives
Cognitive Behavior Therapy ￨ Treatment Plan Development ￨ Short- / Long-Term Goal Plans ￨ Relapse Prevention ￨ Harm Reduction
- Integral Team Player who offers strong skills in the coordination and delivery of solutions-driven programs and services in alignment with individual needs, along with ensuring responsible practices based on strict facility and industry standards.
- Empowering Communicator who establishes nurturing relationships with individuals of various cultural and economic backgrounds while seamlessly interfacing with all levels of mental health professionals, clients, and the community.
- Top Performer who promotes, enhances, and increases access to community and / or agency referral resources.
Play a vital role in practicing domestic violence and substance abuse assessments using DMS-1V criteria and engaging clients in treatment in this 4-month student internship, including screening clients for substance and alcohol abuse.
Successfully learn all facets of counseling and psychoeducational group skills to support clients.
Accept feedback from supervisor as a growth-oriented team member who actively advocates inclusion.
Strategically steer solutions-focused therapy with offenders who have substance use challenges and who have been sex offenders, including assisting sex offenders with 1:1 and group work using Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) system, a cognitive behavioral therapy model, and using cognitive restructuring and additional therapeutic modalities.
Continually build and sustain healthy client relationships while personally retaining strong client numbers.
Support pre- and post-incarcerated clients in mastering control over behaviors and learning new behaviors.
Spearheaded incentive-based, in-school, therapeutic behavioral health programming, including developing engaging therapeutic groups for at-risk Apache children and youth at Seven Mile School in Fort Apache to meet critical goals.
Demonstrated experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational interviewing tools, along with liaising among client s team, parents, and family members within schools and homes.
Proactively advocated for clients within IEPs and consultations with other industry professionals.
Designed unique, client-focused 1:1 therapeutic sessions, and resolved issues with innovative solutions.
Successfully rewarded clients from a client shop where clients purchased items with reward points gained.
Contributed broad scope of industry knowledge toward effectively using music, dance, art and play therapy, and sign language to assist infants and children in improving speech and hearing delays, including developing creative therapeutic groups and 1:1 sessions in schools and in-home sessions in alignment with individual therapy objectives.
Developed culturally sensitive groups and sessions for Native American clients with substance abuse challenges.
Master of Substance Use Disorders & Addictions Counseling (4.0 GPA ￨ Projected Fall 2016) Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Graduate) Middlesex University
CPR Certification (Current) ￨ Child Protective Intervention Certification (Current)
Member, American Counseling Association ￨ Xxxxxx Counseling Association
Participant, Child Abuse Conferences ￨ Traumatic Brain Injury Conferences
Former Chair, Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings (15+ Years)
Former Facilitator, Women s Recovery Groups White Mountain Apache Reservation (2009)
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