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. Highlights Life Space Crisis Intervention Senior Trainer. Advanced training in critical incident stress Recertification due in 2017 debriefing, solutions focused interventions and Violence prevention, trained in various physical motivational interviewing. management systems. Completed multiple trainings in the areas of Annually certified in First Aid and CPR. psychosocial rehabilitation, trauma informed care, Facilitates suicide prevention and consumer applied behavior analysis, and cognitive and perspectives trainings on a monthly basis. dialectical behavior therapies.
Memberships/Scholarly Societies Member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2003 Recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award-NASW Maine Chapter, 2007 Senior Trainer Affiliated with the Life Space Crisis Intervention Training Institute Participated as a member of the admissions review board with The University of Maine, School of social Work Trained as a field insructorvwith the University of Maine School of Social Work.
Completed graduate study in social work with a clinical focus on developing competency in providing mental health treatment. Graduated Cum Laude. Clinical Internship with Eastern Maine Medical Center's Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics. Internship experiences included: Providing family and individual counseling under the guidance of the family intervention team at EMMC. Performed Psychosocial assessments as part of the evaluation process and Co-facilitated Skill building groups.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Internship with Penquis Community Action Program. Provided Community Case management, advocacy and psycho- education including parent training in the home and hospital setting. Worked as member of the infant mental health research group and participated in the development of grant proposals.
Life Space Crisis Intervention Training in February of 2003.
Certified as Senior Life Space Crisis Intervention Trainer in August of 2010. Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Participated in multiple trainings and research in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. State of Maine Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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