7 years as the Clinical Director in forensic hospital setting. Extensive experience recruiting, developing and managing clinical staff. Expert in planning and organizing activities consistent with agency goals and mission. Expert in managing behavioral health services. Driven and compassionate healthcare professional with 17 years hands-on experience in fast-paced forensic hospital environments. Accountable and responsible with a strong focus on patient recovery. Dedicated psychologist manager adept at public and community relations, staff development and project management. Highly experienced at directing administrative and personnel matters in a 24/7 care facility for forensic clients. Strong problem-solver with excellent time management skills. Expertly versed in research and analysis. Seeking a position to develop and implement new and innovative correctional health care improvement processes and procedures. Enrolled the hospital in a nationally known treatment intervention "Start Now" shown to be useful in reducing correctional violence.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, PsychologyFordham University － New York City, NY, USA
Master of Science, Clinical PsychologyNTSU (Univ. of North Texas) － Denton, Texas, USATrained in all aspects of psychological assessment, treatment and research.
Ph.D., Clinical PsychologyNTSU(Univ. of North Texas) － Denton, Texas, USASubspecialities in neuropsychology and Behavioral Medicine
Staffing management ability
Proven patience and self-discipline
Motivation techniques specialist
Confident public speaker
Personal and professional integrity
Relationship and team building
Sound decision making
Staff training and development
Effectively influences others
Acting Division DirectorSep 2016 to May 2017 Whiting Forensic Hospital － Middletown, CT
Division Director responsible for all operations of 245 patient forensic hospital treating a broad range of clients. Directly supervise all disciplines including Psychology. Provide consultation as expert clinical psychologist in all aspects of psychological practice.
Carefully selected, developed and retained qualified staff, as well as trained 15new staff annually.
Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness.
Implemented standards and methods to measure the effectiveness of agency activities.
Provided thorough supervision for day-to-day operations of facility in accordance with set policies and guidelines.
Established and maintained positive relationships with government regulators, residents, families, other area health care providers, physicians and community at large.
Revised policies and procedures in accordance with changes in local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Coached and developed a care team that consistently ranked among the top in its region for key clinical, performance and financial outcomes. Created system-wide communications about service excellence.
Behavioral Health Clinical DirectorJun 2009 to Sep 2016 Whiting Forensic Hospital － Middletown, CT
Planned and organized staff development and orientation programs for all clinical services.
Developed and arranged continuing education opportunities for all staff to increase knowledge and skills.
Kept abreast of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes and financing options.
Established and implemented "Start Now" a nationally known multifacility effective intervention program that has reduced institution wide violence rates.
Responsible for program development and evaluation.
Implemented specialized Behavioral Intervention Service to manage most challenging clients.
Analyzed facility activities and data to properly assess risk management and improve services.
Supervised and evaluated the activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance and other personnel.
Behavioral Health Unit DirectorApr 2004 to Jun 2009 Whiting Forensic Hospital － Middletown, CT
Managed daily operations of specialized behavioral treatment unit designed to treat the most challenging clients in the forensic hospital. Designed and implemented a Social Learning Program, Token Economy and Alternative Medicine interventions. Worked with Robert Lieberman MD of UCLA in the implementation of the SLP.
Provided consultation services to the remainder of the hospital regarding behavioral interventions. Created a data analysis system for behavioral monitoring.
Clinical PsychologistSep 1999 to Apr 2004 Whiting Forensic Hospital － Middletown, CTPerformed all assessments, psychological and neuropsychological, for several inpatient units in the forensic setting. Worked on Multidisciplinary teams. Provided individual and group therapy interventions. Taught psycho-educational groups, trained interns and served on numerous hospital committees on treatment enhancements.