Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing effective and empathetic care. Seeks to work within a multidisciplinary team offering quality mental health treatment, family support, clinical case coordination to support best practice outcomes for clients and their families.
Masters of Social Work:1 2002University of Maine at Orono, Graduate School of Social WorkGPA: Graduated Cum Laude. Clinical Internship experiences included: Providing individual and family counseling under theGraduated Cum Laude. Clinical Internship experiences included: Providing individual and family counseling under the guidance of the family intervention team at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Performed Psychosocial assessments as part of the evaluation process and Co-facilitated Skill building groups.
Bachelor of Arts:Social Work,1 2000University of Maine at Orono, School of Social WorkGPA: Magna Cum LaudeSocial Work Magna Cum Laude Internships with Penquis Community Action Program. Provided case management, advocacy and psycho- education and parent training in the home and group setting. Participated in the development of grant proposals for the Born to Read program, Parents Are Teacher's Too and the Baby Think it Over initiatives.
Associates of Science:Mental Health and Human Services,1 1998University of Maine at AugustaMental Health and Human Services Completed study with a focus on community mental health. Graduated with Distinction. Recipient of Presidential Pin Award. Internships with Brewer Rehabilitation and Living Center, Brewer Housing Authority, Family Self Sufficiency Program and Community Health and Counseling -Adult Mental Health Services. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS State of Maine Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2003-present). Annually re-trained in physical management system- currently Safe Crisis Management. Certified as Senior Life Space Crisis Intervention Trainer in August of 2010. Recertified through August 2017. Maintains annual certification in CPR and First Aid. Member of the National Association of Social Workers 2003-present.
Clinical Manager, 11/2011 to CurrentKidsPeace New England － Ellsworth, ME
Provides clinical consultation and service coordination for clients and their families in the Autism Spectrum Disorders and Therapeutic Residential Programs.
Provides clinical oversight and adherence with regulations and best practice outcomes.
Responsible for the direct administrative and clinical supervision for associates working in the clinical department including: Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Case Managers and Clinicians that provide direct service and treatment.
Offers clinical supervision on regular basis to Direct Care Technicians.
Participates as member of interdisciplinary treatment teams and routinely conducts psychosocial and safety assessments.
Ensures quality in provision of services including group, individual and family therapies and advocacy for clients.
Routinely facilitates trainings in the areas of Consumer Perspectives and Suicide Prevention.
Completed multiple trainings in substance abuse prevention and screenings, trauma assessments and trauma focused CBT, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy applications, Motivational Interviewing and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Field instructor for MSW interns.
Clinical Social Worker/Clinician, 01/2003 to 10/2011KidsPeace New England － Ellsworth, ME
Facilitated individual, group and family therapy for children, families and adolescents in the Therapeutic Residential, Day Treatment and Autism Spectrum Disorders programs.
Worked as an advocate, clinician and group facilitator and collaborated with other members of the multidisciplinary treatment teams of assigned clients to ensure quality in care and treatment.
Developed comprehensive treatment plans and completed biopsychosocial assessments and other screenings as appropriate.
05/2002 to 01/2003Community Health and Counseling Services － Ellsworth, ME
Day Treatment Coordinator/Intensive Case Management Services.
Created group curriculums and facilitated day treatment programming for older adults with severe and prolonged mental illness.
Provided intensive case management services, advocacy and brokering for clients.
Program Coordinator, 01/2000 to 04/2001Penquis Community Action － Bangor, ME
Provided community connection and case management support for pregnant and parenting teens and their families.
Provided parenting support/education for pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults in their homes and in a hospital setting.
Co-facilitated psycho-educational based groups for adolescents (mothers and fathers) prior to the birth of their infant with EMMC Family Practice Physicians.