counseling practicum student resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Highly Motivated Counseling student dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative and effective treatment plans to successfully treat children, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental health issues.  Strong interest in spiritual integration in the therapeutic session.

Social perceptiveness


Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Active Listening

Culturally Sensitive/Open Minded



Interpersonal Communication

Time Management

Organizational Skills

DSM-V Knowledge

Case Notes

Foreign Language/Spanish



Work History
07/2016 to 11/2016 Counseling Practicum Student Brown Schultz Sheridan | Frederick, MD,
  •  Displayed knowledge of ethical issues and guidelines for the therapeutic relationship.
  • Determined which therapies and interventions were appropriate for different clients.
  • Observed multiple therapeutic interventions from varying theories.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual sessions.
  • Observed therapeutic couple sessions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Directed strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients served.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy.
  • Integrated and utilized spiritual interventions with clients.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Improved outcomes of patients with psychiatric and co-morbid chronic pain conditions.
  • Observed multiple termination sessions.
  • Utilized indirect and open ended questioning with clients.
  • Utilized active listening, reflective listening, summarizing, and paraphrasing skills.
  • Observed the use of homework with clients.
  • Conducted therapeutic sessions with adolescents and teenagers as a co therapist.
  • Observed and utilized mild confrontation with clients.
  • Utilized minimal self-disclosure with clients when it was considered beneficial.
  • Studied and utilized the DSM-V when diagnosing clients.
  • Completed Medicaid Intakes.
  • Identified and formulated correct diagnoses.
  • Developed and maintained a good rapport with clients due to active listening skills and exhibiting empathy.
  • Performed Mental Health Exam in each therapeutic session.

2015 to Current Accounting Staff Weld Re-4 School District | Windsor, CO,
  • Effective Time Management
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Utilize Mas 90, Skyline, Microsoft Word and Excel Programs
  • Fax, Scan, and Copy
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Flexible Team Player

07/2002 to 05/2004 Third Grade Teacher Churchland Elementary School | City, STATE,
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  • Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Prepared students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Prepare materials and classroom for class activities.
  • Observe and evaluate students'[[performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provided students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Guided and counseled students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Organized and led activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music and storytelling.
Expected in to to Master of Arts | Licensed Professional Counseling Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia GPA:
Expected in 2002 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology; Certificate in Elementary Education Salem College, Lynchburg, Virginia GPA:
Member, American Association of Christian Counselors, 2015-present

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • Salem College

Job Titles Held:

  • Counseling Practicum Student
  • Accounting Staff
  • Third Grade Teacher


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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