Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Team-oriented Behavioral Health Clinical Director with strong record of establishing solid relationships with American-Indian clients, co-workers, administration and Tribal programs.

Skill Highlights
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona
  • Master Trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Experience developing Tribal Behavioral Health Crisis Protocols with local and state-funded entities
  • Experience developing Memorandums Of Understanding between Tribal leadership and state-funded behavioral health entities
  • Developer and facilitator of regional and statewide Tribal Behavioral Health Forums
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Suicide, substance abuse, and bullying prevention specialist
  • Experiential-based youth leadership facilitation
  • Multi-cultural counseling trainer

Coordinator and facilitator of the first northern Arizona Regional Intertribal Behavioral Health Forum (2009).

Planning committee member, presenter, and panel moderator at Statewide Arizona American-Indian Behavioral Health Forum (2010, 2012).

Presenter of Nine-Voices Cultural Prevention model at MBRACE Life American-Indian suicide prevention awareness conferences (2006-2008).

Professional Experience
2013 to Current
Behavioral Health Clinical Director Bartlett Regional Hospital Juneau, AK,

Oversight and responsibility for the provision of behavioral health services in accordance with Arizona Licensure requirements and nationally recognized professional standards. Supervision of behavioral health staff. Development and implementation of policies and procedures. Preparation of statistical and narrative reports for grants, contracts, and Governing Board. Development and monitoring of budgets for Substance Abuse Program and Title V Mental Health Program. Provision of mental health counseling to adults and children in individual or group settings.

07/2008 to 2013
Tribal Liaison Rio Tinto Wilmington, CA,

Served as the single point of contact between the Tribal Behavioral Health Agencies of 10 Tribal Nations and NARBHA's provider care network to ensure access to care, and resolution of issues for Title XIX and non-Title XIX eligible members in collaboration with NARBHA and 638 providers. Provided technical assistance to Tribal 638 Behavioral Health Agencies regarding delivery of behavioral health services and to NARBHA's provider network to ensure that Tribal members receive culturally appropriate behavioral health services. Coordinated with ADHS/DBHS and other state agencies regarding behavioral health needs of Tribal members.

2001 to 06/2008
Prevention and Mental Health Counselor Promedica Senior Care Clifton Heights, PA,

Collaborated with local and regional behavioral health agencies, the Juvenile Prosecutor's office, and Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation to provide comprehensive services for students and their families. Conducted brief therapy and crisis intervention for students and families in an American-Indian public school environment. Coordinated and implemented prevention programs in accordance with the Arizona Prevention Research Center's best-practices service delivery model and Nine-Voices Cultural Prevention model for assessment and service delivery. Coordinated and implemented substance abuse and violence prevention counseling services under the Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Project federal grant.

08/2007 to 05/2008
Practicum and Internship Instructor Northern Arizona University, M.Ed. School Counseling Program City, STATE,

Provided instruction and supervision to American-Indian graduate students with an emphasis on developing and applying effective multi-cultural counseling skills.

08/2000 to 11/2000
Consulting Therapist Northern Arizona Academy City, STATE,

Provided consultation regarding adolescent issues such as substance abuse, conflict management and other needs of multi-ethnic adolescents. Team building with staff and with students in experiential-based ropes course.

07/1999 to 11/2000
Children's Program Coordinator Community Counseling Center, Inc. City, STATE,

Coordination of behavioral health service programming for children and families including therapeutic intervention in individual and group settings. Facilitated Botvin Life Skills curriculum in three local elementary schools. Counseled youth in detention. Coordinated Residential Treatment Center placements and also provided crisis on-call services.

05/1995 to 06/1999
Director of Social Services St. Anne's Care Center And Los Arcos Care Center City, STATE,

Managed the Social Services Department at Long Term Care centers serving diverse populations, including American-Indian/Alaska Native residents. Assessed and wrote treatment plans in accordance with Medicare, Medicaid and Indian Health Service guidelines. Developed and implemented a cognitive-behavioral depression support group for geriatric patients.

Education, Licensure, and Certification
Expected in 1996
Master of Science: Clinical Counseling
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

Emphasis in Cultural Counseling and Self-Regulation

Expected in 1989
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

Minor in Sociology

Expected in
Licensed Professional Counselor: LPC-2543
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Renewal in 2014

Expected in
LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - ,

Master Trainer since 2012

Career Chronology
07/2008 to 11/2012
Tribal Liaison
Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority Flagstaff, Arizona
2001 to 06/2008
Mental Health and Prevention Counselor
Tuba City Unified School District Tuba City Tuba City, Arizona
08/2007 to 05/2008
Practicum and Internship Instructor
Northern Arizona University, M.Ed. School Counseling Program Tuba City, Arizona
08/2000 to 11/2000
Consulting Therapist
Northern Arizona Academy Winslow, Arizona
07/1999 to 11/2000
Children's Program Coordinator
Community Counseling Center, Inc Winslow, Arizona
05/1995 to 07/1999
Director of Social Services
St. Anne's Care Center and Los Arcos Care Center Juneau, Flagstaff, Alaska, Arizona

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School Attended

  • Western Washington University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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  • Tribal Liaison
  • Mental Health and Prevention Counselor
  • Practicum and Internship Instructor
  • Consulting Therapist
  • Children's Program Coordinator
  • Director of Social Services


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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

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