Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
PROFILE SUMMARY: Mental Health Professional bringing more than 10 years experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults.
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Group psychotherapy expert
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Public speaking ability
  • Strong public speaker
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) expert
  • PTSD specialist
  • Dual diagnoses expert
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
Work History
2010 to Current
Behavioral Health Worker Merakey , ,
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
  • Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report and recording admissions, discharges, doctor appointments and site visit data.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages 8 to 18.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Maintained a caseload of more than 7 children in public schools.
  • Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
  • Participated in yearly Continuing Education training program on theories and implementation of Combined Parent Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients’ level of functioning.
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
08/2009 to 04/2012
MSW Intern Elwyn The Mentor Network Clovis, CA,
  • Conducted individual, group and family focus psychotherapies using a variety of strengths based modalities and prepare relevant clinical documentations.
  • Provided behavioral interventions to children and adolescents including counseling, role modeling, redirection, coaching, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution and other behavioral modification techniques.
  • Developed treatment plans identifying goals and interventions to be used towards goal achievement Conducted intakes and psychosocial assessments with parents of new clients Completed clinical summaries as part of the CBH packet submission Performed case management responsibilities including the coordination of outpatient services.

2002 to 2010
Therapeutic Staff Support The Mentor Network Covina, CA,
2002 to 2008
Therapeutic Staff Support The Mentor Network Dayton, OH,
  • Led summer day treatment groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients’ level of functioning.
2000 to 2002
Therapeutic Staff Support Wordsworth Academy , ,
  • Provides group and individual therapy along with comprehensive behavioral health services within the school setting to children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Services are provided on-site and skills for success are reinforced directly within the school environment Provides one on one intervention to children/adolescent with autism and related disabilities according to the treatment plan, using applied behavior analysis principles Provides behavioral interventions in the classroom to help clients progress towards identified treatment plan goals.
  • Supervises and monitors activities of the child, with emphasis placed on target behaviors.
  • Assists the child/adolescent to develop and participate in constructive activities.
  • Collaborates and consults with the STS team and the school personnel to ensure the implementation of the care plan.
  • Regularly consults with lead clinicians and informs them of clients' progress and any issues barriers in treatment Communicates progress through daily prog.
Expected in May 2012
Bachelor of Science: Social Work
Widener University - Chester, PA
Expected in 1996
Bachelor of Science: Geography and Population Studies
University of Liberia - Monrovia, CA
  • President, Liberian Association of Pennsylvania (LAP), Philadelphia, PA 2007-2012 Administered day-to-day operations of LAP Coordinated interventions and implementation of programs relating to childcare, youth and older adults, special needs, gang violence, drugs, truancy, and juvenile delinquency Special hospital and home visits to all those that were sick and shut-in and those that were bereaved.
  • Initiated bi-weekly and monthly acquaintance for all elders / seniors including a time for literacy, bringing and sharing and transportation for social outings Service-focused social worker and program coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, emancipated youth and special-needs populations.
  • Evaluate and identify factors that lead to homelessness Skilled in building community support, key coalitions and strategic interagency partnerships.
  • Backed by solid credentials (MSW) and equal strengths in program, personnel and case management.
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