behavioral mental health clinician resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

I was a Military Spouse for 20 years. I have obtained my Bachelors Degree in Social Psychology and Masters in Human Relations. I have worked in the field of mental health since 2008. I utilized my Masters by working for Department of Corrections as a Psychological Clinician for Medium / Maximum Security Mental Patients, from 11.2014 to 6.2022. I had been under a lot of stress and decided to seek a less stressful work environment.

  • Patient Rapport-Building
  • Educational Strategy's
  • Positive Reinforcement Methods
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Client Service
  • Leadership Training
  • Crisis Situations
  • Electronic Charting
Work History
Behavioral Mental Health Clinician, 11/2014 - 06/2022
Johns Hopkins Medicine Germantown, MD,
  • Facilitated and conducted group and individual therapy sessions to address PTSD, anger management, and grief.
  • Administered personality assessments, behavioral assessments and assessments of intellectual functioning.
  • Supported clients by providing referrals and linkages to substance abuse, mental and medical services.
  • Counseled clients individually to provide strategies for becoming aware of strengths and adjusting socially to environments.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary staff meetings to implement research-based changes and assess treatment plans.
  • Used Electronic Health Records- Docsynergy and OMS to prepare and maintain diagnostic records, progress notes and federal and state-mandated forms.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Managed caseload of up to 700 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
Substance Abuse Counselor, 01/2012 - 10/2014
Dekalb Health Angola, IN,
  • Supported and assessed clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Facilitated group and individual therapy in outpatient setting.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Completed required documentation for continued therapy coverage by insurance companies to meet deadlines.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
Mental Health Technician, 11/2007 - 11/2011
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital City, STATE,
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Observed patient behaviors and mental status and notified RN of unusual or potentially dangerous occurrences.
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
  • Supported patients needing medical care to relieve patient anxiety and promote positive outcomes.
  • Assisted with patient restraint and seclusion scenarios to create safe environment for patient and medical personnel.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.
  • Escorted patients from unit to meals, activities and visitation areas to maintain standard of safety and security.
  • Engaged with colleagues in treatment team meetings to promote positive patient treatment outcomes.
  • Participated in continuous quality improvement and performance improvement activities to enhance effectiveness and increase knowledge.
  • Attended therapeutic educational group meetings and supported patients with guidance from RN or other mental health technicians or a medical professional.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
  • Treated clients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Counseled and mentored clients on substance use and life choices.
  • Took and monitored vital signs, administered medications and managed patient behavior.
Master of Arts: Human Relations, Expected in 12/2010
The University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK,
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Bachelor of Science: Social Psychology, Expected in 12/2008
Park University - Parkville MO,
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School Attended

  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Park University

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Mental Health Clinician
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Mental Health Technician


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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