Master of Social Work graduate with fifteen years of experience in mental health and social services case management. Proven track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration, and local agencies. Accomplished at motivating, communicating, and advocating for culturally diverse individuals dealing with mental health and co-occurring disorders.
Competent with Electronic Medical Records: EXYM, TIER
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Macintosh
University of Southern California 2015Master of Social WorkLos Angeles, CAConcentration: Mental Health
Relevant Professional Experience
USC TelehealthJanuary 2015 to December 2015Clinical Social Work Intern Los Angeles, CA
Completed biopsychosocial and diagnostic assessment of diverse client populations with mental health issues and co-occurring disorders, utilizing the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinical forms and DSM 5.
Collaborated with clients in formulating goals/objectives and developing the care coordination plan based on client strengths, employing motivational interviewing techniques and trauma-informed care.
Conducted individual and family counseling sessions using evidence-based interventions, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving and solution-focused strategies.
Managed full client caseload of 8 to 10 individuals each week as required and completed documentation on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure compliance with agency policy.
Completed 1000 hours in supervised clinical training.
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources April 2009 to October 2013Community Support Specialist Hattiesburg, MS
Children\'s Home Society of Northwest FloridaNovember 2001 to December 2002Adoption Support Coordinator Ft. Walton Beach, FL
State of Florida Developmental ServicesOctober 1996 to June 2001Support Coordinator Pensacola, FL
Division of Lakeview Center, IncSeptember 1993 to October 1996Rehabilitation Services Specialist Pensacola, FL
Weems Community Mental Health CenterSeptember 1991 to August 1993Mental Health Case Manager Meridian, MS
"Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)"
Safety Planning and IPV Treatment Interventions
Peer Intern and Agency Staff Training
USC Telehealth, October 7, 2015
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Certified Community Support Specialist
Golden Key International Honour Society Alumni
Other Work Experience
Jefferson Davis County School DistrictOctober 2013 to August 2014Federal Programs Assistant Prentiss, MS
UIC Medical CenterMarch 2003 to December 2008Patient Educator/Office Manager Clearwater, FL