Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Psychotherapist completing MSW in August 2015, specializing in the treatment of sexual trauma. Experience in individual and group psychotherapy with sexual assault and trafficking survivors, combat veterans, and refugees. Knowledge of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, sensorimotor, and phase oriented trauma theories and therapies.

Skill Highlights
  • Trauma-focused psychotherapy
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Time-limited and longterm therapy
Master of Social Work: , Expected in 2015
Smith College School for Social Work - Northampton, MA

Coursework in developmental psychology, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies, trauma theory and treatment

Bachelor of Arts: Modern Studies, Expected in 2010
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

UVA Living Wage Campaign; Virginia Organizing at UVA

Clinical Social Work Intern, 08/2014 - 03/2015
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Psychiatry Continuity Service City, STATE,
  • Offered twice-weekly, trauma-focused individual psychotherapy to caseload of 3-4 active duty servicemembers with combat and/or sexual trauma histories, mood disorders, and other mental health concerns
  • Co-facilitated Seeking Safety group, a manualized cognitive behavioral therapy for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse
  • Co-facilitated psychoeducational and process groups on topics such as anger management and coping with traumatic stress in relationships
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and developed treatment plans in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Provided case management, including collaboration with sexual assault advocates and attorneys
  • Completed rotation on inpatient psychiatric unit, assessing, diagnosing, and providing brief interventions for clients with acute mental illness and suicidality as part of a multidisciplinary team
Clinical Social Work Intern, 08/2013 - 04/2014
Polaris Project City, STATE,
  • Provided psychosocial assessments and psychotherapy to caseload of eleven labor- and sex-trafficking survivors from five countries with a variety of trauma-related symptoms and affective disorders
  • Provided comprehensive, trauma-informed clinical case management
  • Completed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training
  • Completed Crisis Response Training
  • Co-facilitated therapeutic groups and classes for clients, including an art therapy group
  • Oversaw and maintained therapeutic milieu at agency's drop-in center
  • Wrote clinical evaluations for use in clients' legal cases
  • Served as co-representative to the District of Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force Direct Services Subcommittee
Interim CommonHelp Specialist, 2013 - 03/2013
Albemarle County Department Of Social Services City, STATE,
  • Reviewed and registered applications for government benefits
  • Assigned applications to benefits specialists for intake
Adult Benefits Specialist, 02/2011 - 06/2012
Albemarle County Department Of Social Services City, STATE,
  • Conducted intake interviews with applicants for benefits programs
  • Provided ongoing case management for over 300 Food Stamps and Medicaid recipients
  • Conducted home visits with social workers to ensure coordination of services and access to benefits for homebound adults
Direct Support Professional (Relief Worker), 11/2010 - 02/2011
Arc Of The Piedmont City, STATE,
  • Oversaw activities and provided personal care to adults with developmental disabilities in day care program
  • Created and maintained client charts and records
Volunteer and Community Work

Shelter Manager and Hotline Volunteer

November 2010 to present

Shelter for Help in Emergency - Charlottesville, VA

  • Provide domestic violence crisis hotline coverage
  • Perform client intake and exit procedures
  • Oversee shelter operations
  • Offer emotional support to shelter residents
  • Refer clients to community service providers

Assistant to the Executive Director

May 2009 to July 2009

Cambodian Women's Crisis Center - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Wrote press releases and brochures; edited reports; developed training materials
  • Taught English to women and children at shelter for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex-trafficking
  • Conducted research on sex trafficking in Cambodia and the U.S.
  • Participated in training on the neurobiology of trauma and trauma-informed service provision for survivors

Regional Volunteer Coordinator

January 2008 to January 2010

Children of Vietnam - Charlottesville, VA; Da Nang, Vietnam

  • Wrote website narrative and newsletter articles; helped write grant proposals
  • Researched care for disabled children in Da Nang, Vietnam for board of trustees
Clients, Operations, Case Management, Proposals, Training, Cases, Client Services, Therapeutic, Therapy, Benefits, Benefits Specialist, Medicaid, Instructor

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School Attended

  • Smith College School for Social Work
  • University of Virginia

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  • Clinical Social Work Intern
  • Clinical Social Work Intern
  • Interim CommonHelp Specialist
  • Adult Benefits Specialist
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