Compassionate and qualified Infant Mental Health Clinician. Ability to relate to consumers and their families and facilitate a collaborative environment that fosters the parent - child relationship. I have one year of experience providing assessments, intense home-base parent-infant psychotherapy, play therapy, treatment planning and utilizing evidenced based interventions to parents/guardians and children from birth through age five. I am now seeking a role as a parent-infant mental health worker. My goal is to contribute my knowledge, skills and personal attributes in working with consumers to promote a healthy parent-child relationship within a community setting.
Early Childhood Therapist - Infant Mental Health Development CentersAugust 2014 to May 2015Coordinator Detroit, MI
Field placement providing home-based parent-infant psychotherapy, play therapy, and assessments, & treatment planning to high-risk parent-infant dyads and foster care cases within the Detroit Metro area.
A proven strong advocate for parent/child relationship.
Emphasis on developing relationships with families and how the relationship can support growth and healthy change in both the parent and the child.
Prominence in sensitive listening, understanding and holding difficult emotional states.
In addition, to providing concrete assistance, emotional support, development guidance, early relationship assessment and support, advocacy, and infant-parent psychotherapy.
Provides assessments utilizing ASQ and DECA-C.
Facilitated infant/toddler/parent groups along with Parent Cafés.
I Rise Family Empowerment Program.
Boll Family YMCAJanuary 2014 to May 2014Detroit, MI
Field placement providing interpersonal skills such as paraphrasing, summarizing, furthering, open-ended questions, and empathic responses in addition to observation and active listening are essential to serve our clients effectively at the YMCA.
Served as a resource to families in need and strengthen the relationships in the communities.
Grant searching and procurement to help sustain the program.
Supervised and created an agenda for the children's group.
Created activities that fostered youth development and mentoring partnerships.
McKesson Pharmacy SystemsOctober 2007 to March 2010Implementation Specialist/Edi Specialist Livonia, MI
Provided Implementation Project Management to new pharmacy customers in a seamless transition from prospect to long-term customer.
Assisted clients during the planning, technical and deployment phase of project implementation.
Managed all aspects of the implementation life cycle and regular deployment changes.
McKesson Pharmacy SystemsMay 2005 to October 2007Call Center Team Leader Livonia, MI
Monitored daily call volume to maintain an appropriate level of staffing.
Provided direction and guidance to achieve performance metrics.
Maintained defined goals, measured performance and communicated goals to the agents.
Aid in the hiring, training, evaluating, coaching and developing team skills for advancement or promotion opportunities, conducted weekly team meetings, bi-monthly One-on-One employee meetings, mid year and yearly Performance Reviews.
Education and Training
Wayne State University2015Social WorkDetroit, MI, USSocial Work, Duel Title in Infant Mental Health Social Work
Wayne State University2001Associate: Applied Science Criminal JusticeDetroit, MI, USApplied Science Criminal Justice
Schoolcraft CollegeLivonia, MI, US
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
National Association of Social Workers
Wayne State University, Alumni Association
Case Management Home Based Parent-Child Psychotherapy Advocacy Interaction Guidance Case Management Home Based Parent-Child Psychotherapy Advocacy Interaction Guidance Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ3) Devereux Early Childhood Assessment-Clinical (DECA-C) Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ3) Devereux Early Childhood Assessment-Clinical (DECA-C) Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO)
Duel Title in Infant Mental Health
Youth Mental Health First Aid