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

Empathetic mental health professional highly accomplished in domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention and treatment analysis and planning. Competent Psychological Assistant knowledgeable about behavioral health program requirements, support strategies and skill-building techniques. Focused on helping clients improve wellbeing and functioning by preventing substance abuse and improving confidence. Hardworking, reliable and dedicated. Mental Health Counselor with skill in leading situation-specific counseling sessions. Expertise in working with children and adults in crisis.

Psychology student seeking internship in post doc hours to gain hands-on experience for licensure with the CA Board of Psychology. Strong technical proficiency with work history in clinical psychology. In-depth knowledge of Simple Practice coupled with case management and scheduling appointment abilities.

  • Licensed-eligible PhD-Intern
  • Customer Service
  • Planning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research
  • Behavioral Health
  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) expert
  • DBT qualified
  • Group psychotherapy expert
  • Anxiety disorder expertise
  • PTSD specialist
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Documentation skills
Work History
10/1997 to Current
Behavioral Health Technician Wellpath Memphis, TN,
  • Built and maintained positive staff relationships to promote teamwork and better serve clients.
  • Performed client intake procedures according to internal standards for all new admissions.
  • Assessed clients upon admission and discharge to detox; took blood draws for labs.
  • Assisted and counseled 50 patients daily.
  • Kept facility clean, performed basic maintenance and restocked supplies to support program needs.
  • Conducted client rounds every 2 hours to check on residents.
  • Completed documentation for every incident and forwarded to correct personnel for review.
  • Prepared and submitted daily patient log reports to management.
  • Recommended continuing care and medications to clients and communicated with family members on treatment and discharge plans.
  • Facilitated on-site activities, support groups and outings for clients.
  • Recognized individuals under influence of drugs or alcohol and typical behaviors associated with each.
  • Counseled and mentored clients on substance use and life choices.
  • Applied interventions when necessary, including clients wanting to leave against medical advice (AMA).
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Ensured that clients and families were treated with respect and dignity.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Completed patient status reports daily and submitted to management for evaluation.
  • Completed patient status reports daily and submitted to management for evaluation.
02/2019 to 03/2020
Psychologial Assistant Mariposa Women And Family Center 40 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Offered individual outpatient therapy to adult clients with wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, physical and sexual traumas and psychotic disorders.
  • Mitigated injuries and de-escalated life-threatening events through effective crisis intervention and coordination of emergency services.
  • Maintained long-term relationships with clients.
  • Contacted patients about appointments and treatment options.
  • Scheduled regular patient appointments and new patient consultations.
  • Maintained confidential records related to individual patient treatment using Simple Practice software.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Conducted psychological assessments for adults and children to help address variety of clinical concerns and performed educational testing to inform courts of intelligence and personality assessment results.
  • Formulated comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans to facilitate and optimize follow-up by social workers by conducting thorough clinical interviews.
  • Scheduled, organized and delivered comprehensive presentations on effective treatment of depression, anxiety, anger and cognitive-behavioral skills to manage negative emotions.
  • Collaborated with 15-person multidisciplinary treatment team to discuss treatment plans, progress and discharge decisions.
  • Came up with treatment plans for patients.
  • Provided psychotherapy incorporating cognitive-behavioral, client-centered and play-therapy to treat wide range of psychological problems in patients.
  • Treated various anxiety disorders, using exposure therapies such as in vivo, imaginal and virtual reality exposure.
  • Used imaging and relaxation techniques to develop strengthening and safe zones to facilitate processing of trauma.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Managed caseload of 15 to 20 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis 1 and Axis 2 disorders.
  • Referred patients to specific doctors.
  • Linked clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Trained future psychologists on best practices.
  • Established successful outreach programs to build strong working relationships with family practices, health and wellness staff members and management personnel.
08/2018 to 08/2019
Practicum Student View Heights Convalescent Hospital 40 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Remained energetic and demonstrated passion for helping clients by applying active listening.
  • Monitored conditionally released, mentally ill individuals found not guilty in criminal court cases.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Managed caseload of 25 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis 1 and Axis 2 disorders.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Cultivated and maintained relationships in culturally-diverse communities.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
Expected in 05/2020
Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
Expected in 12/2008
Master of Science: Psychology
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
Expected in 06/2006
Bachelor of Science: Sociology
California State University - Dominguez Hills - Carson, CA
Expected in 05/2002
Associate of Science: Computer And Information Sciences
Los Angeles Southwest College - Los Angeles, CA

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