clinical therapist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a trauma-informed understanding, a psychodynamic perspective, and a person-centered approach. Experienced therapist, educator, motivator, mediator and advocate. Clinical expertise in complex developmental trauma and dissociative disorders.

Skill Highlights
  • Excellent Listening and Communication Skills
  • Skillful Therapeutic Interventions
  • Guided Imagery
  • Mindful Awareness
  • Trauma Resiliency Model
  • Program Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Mediation
  • Advocacy
  • Highly Motivated
  • Self-directed
  • Goal-driven
  • Positive
  • Team Player
  • Developed and presented trauma-informed colloquy for CFS agencies
  • Founded and directed educational support group
  • Designed, edited, and published educational newsletter
  • Published author
  • Developed and hosted educational radio program
  • 1:1rehabilition with Developmentally Disabled population
  • Dissertation Research: "The Abuse of Youth in Residential Treatment Centers by Mental Health Providers"
Professional Experience
01/2012 to Clinical Therapist Elwyn | Sebastopol, CA,
  • Provide intensive individual and family therapy for SED children and adolescents and SMI adults
  • Diagnose mental health disorders using DSM IV multiaxial criteria; develop treatment plans from diagnosis
  • Utilize variety of therapeutic interventions, including humanistic, person-centered, psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and DBT.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to facilitate client involvement
  • Liaison for children's intensive residential program
  • Coordinate and manage treatment services for at-risk children and adolescents
  • Monitor contract agencies' mental health service provision for level 12 and level 14 residential group homes
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary group meetings with DBH, CFS, IRC, Probation, Schools in MDTs, TCs, and TDMs
  • Prepare training materials and and provide instruction for multidisciplinary individuals on topics including complex developmental trauma, stages of change, and understanding the trauma-informed approach
  • Consult with interdisciplinary professionals (psychiatrists, etc.)
  • Advocate for youth and families from a culturally appropriate, trauma-informed perspective
  • Conduct psychological assessment for high profile children and adolescents and develop comprehensive treatment recommendations for same
  • Utilize Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool for assessing and tracking treatment goals and outcomes
  • Document and chart client information in timely manner
  • Consult with supervisor and colleagues for client treatment
  • Coordinate client care and work closely with WRAP teams
  • Program development for children's residential program
  • Risk-assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Psychoeducation to clients and agency personnel
  • Collaboration with colleagues and multidisciplinary professionals
10/2011 to 02/2012 Psychological Assistant/Program Consultant Children's National Medical Center | Washington, DC,
  • Conducted twice-weekly group sessions for adolescent eating disorders group
  • Conducted weekly group sessions for adult eating disorders group
  • Performed psychological assessment of children referred for diagnostic clarification
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans for children based on results of psychological assessment
  • Provided individual therapy for DID clients
  • Documented and charted client information in a timely manner
  • Developed and implemented program for youth with eating disorders
  • Worked closely with supervisor and colleagues to manage and treat clients in care
06/2010 to 05/2011 Psychology Intern Department Of Behavioral Health, SB County | City, STATE,
  • Provided individual therapy to SMI adults, and SED adolescents and children
  • Provided individual therapy and case management to TAY population (transitional age youth)
  • Provided group therapy for adults and adolescents focusing on a variety of mental health issues (depression, OCD, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, PTSD)
  • Located resources for clients and linked to services to facilitate treatment goals
  • Documented client interactions and progress in a timely manner
  • Worked closely with supervisors and colleagues to ensure continuity and consistency of client care
04/1996 to 05/2010 Respite and Habilitation Provider for Special Needs Individuals Creative Networks And Guthrie Mainstream Services | City, STATE,
  • Developed habilitation plans for persons diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Profound to Mild Mental Retardation, Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders, and Failure to Thrive
  • Implemented habilitation plans
  • Engaged clients in capacity appropriate activities and developed opportunities and outings to meet individual client needs
  • Provided family support, information, input, and direction
  • Client advocacy in school and work settings
  • Consultant to teachers, and parents
  • Administered and tracked medication usage
  • Assisted clients with specialized feeding needs (G-tube)
  • Assisted clients with ambulatory devices and Hoyer lifts
  • Transported clients to appointments, outings, school, and day treatment programs
  • Received training and maintained certification in First Aid, CPR, and CIT (Client Intervention Techniques)
Education and Practicum Experience
Expected in 2011 to to Psy.D. | Clinical Psychology Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Phoenix, AZ GPA:

Research Topic:

"The Abuse of Youth in Residential Treatment Centers

by Mental Health Providers"

Practicum Experience:

  • American Indian Prevention Coalition (AIPC) from 2007-2008 Providing individual and group intervention to Native American adolescents in city, on reservations, and in residential settings
  • Shannon Tromp Private Practice from 2009-2010 providing psychological evaluation of adult disability claimants
Expected in 2007 to to Master of Arts | Clinical Psychology Argosy University, Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ GPA:

Practicum Experience:

  • Nana's Mental Health Foundation from 2006-2007 Providing Play Therapy for homeless youth
Expected in 2005 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Excelsior College, Albany, New York GPA:

Philosophy minor

Expected in to to Select One | , , GPA:

Specialized Training

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics - presenter: Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. May 2013
  • Dyadic Art Therapy - presenter Kiti Freier Randall, Ph.D. 2/13-4/13
  • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) - presented by SB County, DBH Level I, Feb 2011; Level II Mar 2013
  • Functional Behavioral Analysis for Therapeutic Behavioral Services - presented by EMQ Aug 2012
  • 3-5-7 Model - presenter: Darla Henry, Ph.D. LCSW June 2012
  • The Whole-Brain Child - presenter: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. May 2012
  • Family-Based Treatment of Eating Disorders in Adolescents - presenter: Kara Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. May 2012
  • Advances in the Detection of Posttraumatic Dissociation:The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders - Revised (SCID-D-R) - presenter: Marlene Steinberg, M.D. Author of SCID-D APA Convention, Aug 2008
  • Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders - presenter: Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. APA Convention, Aug 2008
  • Treating Personality Disorders - presenter: Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D. APA Convention, Aug 2008
  • Behavioral Emergencies: Adolescents at Risk - presenter: Phillip M. Kleepsies, Ph.D. APA Convention, Aug 2008
  • Treatment of Trauma Related Structural Dissociation - presenter: Ellert Nijenhuis, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Ottawa, Canada Feb 2007
  • Play Therapy for Homeless Children - Comprehensive 52.5 hours. Training by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D. RPT-S and Ana Sutton, M.A. RPT Aug 2005

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School Attended

  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology
  • Argosy University, Phoenix
  • Excelsior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Therapist
  • Psychological Assistant/Program Consultant
  • Psychology Intern
  • Respite and Habilitation Provider for Special Needs Individuals


  • Psy.D.
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Select One

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