counseling psychologist resume example with 1+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Passionate psychology major equipped with excellent knowledge of counseling techniques. Brings experience from several internships and hands-on projects.   Highly skilled and empathetic with more than 2 years leading, managing and supervising professional staff in social services. Past work has included program planning and development and educational guidance counseling. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Social skills teacher
  • Life skills counseling
  • Career development counselor
Work History
07/XXX1 to 02/XXX2 Counseling Psychologist Department Of Defense | Naval Air Station San Diego, CA,
  • Offered therapeutic services and crises intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Met with 1-2 clients each week for regular therapeutic interviews.
  • Developed treatments and casework programs for an average of 10 patients each month.
  • Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with ADD children and their families.
  • Oversaw anger management, social skill development and mental health awareness programs.
  • Managed and restrained violent, potentially violent and suicidal clients.
  • Organized outreach events with local, city and state agencies to increase awareness of mental health services and referral options.
  • Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
Current to Current Part Time Lecturer Penn State University | University Park, PA,
  • Handled counseling and guidance courses.
  • Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all participants.
  • Used role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures to instruct students in a variety of ways.
2007 to 02/2007 Counseling Psychologist Job Corps | San Jose, CA,
  • Worked with HIV patients and their children.
  • Interviewed and evaluated clients, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
  • Supplied crisis intervention and substance abuse services to patients in the community.
  • Met with 2-4 patients each day for regular therapeutic interviews.
  • Secured housing, medical care and employment for clients by working with World Vision. 
  • Developed treatments and casework programs for an average of 20 patients each month.
05/2006 to 06/2006 Clinical Psychologist Intern Jevs Human Services | Philadelphia, PA,
  • Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews and professional sources.
  • Counseled clients with addiction disorders such as alcoholism  and drug abuse.
  • Involved in occupational therapy, vocational therapy, horticultural therapy and reading therapy sessions.
  • Interviewed and assessed an average of 5 incoming residents per week.
11/2005 to 2006 Special Education Instructor SANKALP Open School | City, STATE,
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including Autism, Learning disability and Hyperactivity.
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Worked with children between the age group 8 and 13.
05/2005 to 06/2005 Counseling Coordinator Peoples Watch | City, STATE,
  • Worked as counseling coordinator in the department of assessment and treatment provided for the victims of human rights violation.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Worked mainly with children.
Expected in 2007 Master of Science | Counseling Psychology Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, India GPA:
Expected in 2005 Bachelor of Arts | Social Sciences Lady Doak College, Madurai, India GPA:

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School Attended

  • Madras School of Social Work
  • Lady Doak College

Job Titles Held:

  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Part Time Lecturer
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist Intern
  • Special Education Instructor
  • Counseling Coordinator


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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