Invested Counselor driven to form trusting relationships with clients and advocate for their best interests. Specializes in adolescents and young adults. Clinical Social Worker with more than [Number] years running individual, couples and group therapy sessions. Dedicated to helping clients gain insight around their personal challenges. Versatile and adaptable [Job Title] adept at working effectively with children, adolescents, families, couples and groups. Enthusiastic Social Worker with vast medical social work background. Works effectively with patients and families experiencing medical crises, acting as an advocate and guide as they navigate difficult and emotionally-draining situations. Detail-oriented Associate Clinical Social Worker effective at working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Passionate about providing meaningful support and services to all clients. Highly skilled and empathetic [Job Title] with more than [Number] years leading, managing and supervising professional staff in social services. Past work has included management services, program planning and development and educational guidance counseling. Active listener with a knack for building lasting professional relationships.
Trained in indicators of child abuse
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Strong public speaker
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) expert
Case management proficiency
Adept at conflict resolution
Illinois Professional Counselor Licensure
Adjunct Instructor01/2010 to Current St. Augustine College – Chicago,
Taught introductory and upper level courses in [Subject].
Fostered students' commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course materials to broader themes and current events.
Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials.
Developed and delivered engaging lectures to undergraduate and graduate students.
Developmental Training Instructor01/2008 to 01/2009 Misericordia Heart of Mercy – Chicago,
Monitored participant workflow and behaviors throughout the training process.
Administered performance reviews to evaluate each participant's progress.
Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all participants.
Used a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods.
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)01/2007 to 01/2008 Misericordia – Chicago,
Trained [Number] behavioral health staff members in how to support patients in transition.
Referred patients to psychiatric and medical examinations, as well as to family assessment planning teams.
Coordinated patient care from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up.
Supported patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe illness.
Counseled individuals and families regarding mental health, substance abuse, physical abuse and rehabilitation issues.
Developed treatments and casework programs for an average of [Number] patients each month.
Youth Counselor01/2007 to 01/2007 Kane Co Juvenile Justice Center – St Charles,
Screened offender referrals and completed intake interviews and paperwork.
Initiated crisis intervention by following official crisis communication plans and training.
Served as court liaison by attending court hearings and presenting reports and recommendations.
Monitored defendants' compliance and progress in treatment by reviewing reports from counseling agencies.
Employed appropriate incentives and sanctions to achieve desired behaviors and outcomes.
Prepared, processed and maintained forms, reports, logs, records and activity journals.
Supervised youth's daily activities, including school, meals and recreation time.
Scott Nolan Residential Treatment Center01/2005 to 01/2006 Counseling & Case Management – Des Plaines,
Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues.
Organized clinical interventions and treatment plans for patients suffering from chronic pain disorders.
Strategized with clinical team to prevent inmate diversion, abuse and recidivism.
Ran a residential treatment center for adolescents with addiction and abuse pathology.
Adjunct Instructor08/2010 to Current St Augustine College – Chicago,
Instruct diverse college student population in various fields of psychology, including curriculum modification and class planning, assessment and grading of students progress, and exam preparation Develop and implement creative lesson plans to reach a diverse student audience.
Mentor college students with their personal and academic struggles to boost lifelong success Achieved high ratings in student evaluations each semester Counseling and Case Management Counseled individuals, families, and groups to deal with substance abuse, family issues, stress management, problems with self-esteem, and issues associated with overall mental health.
Combined patience, determination and persistence while providing crisis intervention and suicide assessment to at-risk youth Proficient in client assessment and formulating effective treatment and recovery plans Developmental Training Instructor Provided on site supervision of staff members to best ensure quality of care through the implementation of individualized program plans and daily work schedules Participated in assessing and evaluating individuals with dual diagnosis considered for placement, transfer, or discharge QMRP Managed 15 staff members including employee screening, training, scheduling, evaluating and providing disciplinary action as needed Held a caseload of twelve developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults, which included, but not limited to the development, implementation and supervision of all aspects of daily living Developed and supervised behavioral management programs and assessed mental health needs of residents Worked in close conjunction with psychiatric staff and client guardians to assist in choosing the most effective form of mental health care.
Youth CounselorKane County JJC – St Charles,
Responsible for the safety and security of juvenile offenders housed in detention or residential holding facilities.
Organized and supervised structured time activities, including teaching activities of daily living, stress management and conflict resolution.
Followed through with court orders including, intake and release assessment, strip searches and urine drop analysis.
Wrote court orders and documented daily activities.
Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology2007Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
IL Clinical Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC):
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyNortheastern Illinois University
Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Administrative Office of Illinois Court (AOIC)