A self-motivated professional demonstrating proficiency in case management, group,individual therapy, and working with diverse populations.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Homeless and dual diagnosed populations
Mood disorders knowledge
Education and Training
Social Work2016Portland State UniversityPortland , Or, United States
Human Development and Family Studies 2013Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, Or, United States Member in good standing Phi Kappa Phi
Associate of Science: Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Para Professional2009Lassen CollegeSusanville, Ca, United StatesMember in Good Standing Phi Theta Kappa
Clinical Therapist Intern10/2015 to 07/2016Journeys Center For Your Soul Salem, Or
Interview clients individually or with families to determine what services would best address their needs. Advised clients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans. Communicated with clients and families about diagnoses and treatment programs. Compiled psycho-social case histories to facilitate accurate diagnoses. Presented case information for review and discussion with other staff members. Facilitated and documented individual and group therapy sessions using a variety of evidenced based interventions and client empowerment techniques. Created and implemented a 10 session Personal Empowerment and Advocacy Workshop for a varied audience. Researched and created reference documents from peer reviewed articles Co-created an Addictions Recovery curriculum, Participated in community service and advocacy projects for the developmentally disabled community
Case Management Intern11/2014 to 08/2015Jackson Street Youth ServicesCorvallis, Or
Provided case management support to homeless clients connecting them with community resources. Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports. Advised clients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans. Assessed clients and presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members.Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns. Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients. Delivered comprehensive case management services for homeless and runaway youth in the Transitional Living Program. Provided mental health referrals. Created a local resources master list for the community Participated in homeless youth outreach sessions with lead case manager. Conducted interviews for program applicants and staffed the applicants with the service team. Created curriculum for and facilitated P.S.541- a life skills training workshop for youth, Member of the Adult Service Team Meetings for Benton County, trainings for Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health First Aid for Youth, Positive youth Development, and Collaborative Communication
Direct Support Professional01/2011 to CurrentHome Life IncCorvallis, Or
Provide supported living assistance to adults with developmental disabilities. Direct and assist clients in performing the activities of daily living and community integration activities Provide case management and advocacy services for clients Be observant ofenvironmental behavior triggers and demonstrate the ability to redirect clients exhibiting escalating behaviors. Encouraging positive client interactions within the group home and the community Crisis and Behavior management Document all aspects of the client's daily routines Provide Job Coaching and VOC/ATE services on an on call basis. Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors. Physically and verbally interacted with clients throughout the day to keep them engaged. Supported clients in developing strategies for individual support and behavior support plans. Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe behavioral issues arose.
Social Work Assistant08/2006 to 01/2010Lassen County Alcohol and Other DrugSusanville, Ca.
Interviewed and assessed new clients, and documented individual
interviews. Worked with clients with co-occurring
Assessed and wrote treatment plans and weekly progress notes for each
client assigned to caseload.
Referred clients to outside social service providers to address
psychiatric and personal issues.
Completed documentation for all clients attending group sessions.
Facilitated a weekly discussion group about substance abuse
issues for clients and developed therapeutic plans for each person and
recorded clients' progress in case file.
Built positive rapport with law enforcement officers, court officials
and community service agencies.
Referred clients to other mental health resources in the community for
Conducted individual counseling sessions to address physical, mental,
social and emotional problems caused by substance abuse Respected, acknowledged, and accommodated a variety of diverse
cultural and lifestyle differences.
Maintained personal and professional flexibility in response to
frequent duty changes.
Supervised, observed, and documented court ordered visits between
children and family members also conducted home visits of clients and client
urinalysis chain of custody. Created special
reports using research and statistics for state regulatory audits. Provided crisis management for clients. Taught classes on issues pertaining to the
education of substance abuse prevention, recovery and relapse prevention in
Worked with a diverse population including drug-affected mothers with
children, Drug Court Clients and Prop.36 drug diversion clients.
Used Accu-care and Addiction Severity Index (ASI) programs coupled
with the DSM IV and client self-reports to perform alcohol and substance abuse
assessments essential to the placement of clients into the appropriate
in weekly staff meetings to coordinate client treatment.
Behavioral health, Case management,Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Crisis Management, Mental Health Treatment, Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Treatment Plans, Research