Chicago School of Professional Psychology － Chicago, ILPhD International Psychology, Trauma Services
U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Fellow 2013 - 2016
Boren Fellowship, National Security Education Program Gulu, Uganda 2012 - 2013
Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Mental Health Unit
M.A: Counseling PsychologyUniversity of Saint Mary － Overland Park, KSCounseling Psychology
B.A: German Literature PsychologyHunter College － New York, NYGerman Literature Psychology
CounselorPathways Community Behavioral Healthcare － Clinton, MO
Delivered rehabilitation and recovery services to clients according to the treatment plan.
Coordinated delivery of mental health services with other agencies including accompanying
consumers to appointments to address medical and other health needs.
Assisted clients with accessing public services to meet immediate needs related to housing,
emergency assistance, food, shelter, and clothing.
Assisted consumers with accessing and utilizing community agencies and resources to provide
ongoing social, educational, vocational and recreational supports and activities.
Consistently reassessed the client's strengths, needs and progress towards goals and adjust
service delivery according to the client's changing needs and goals.
Completed Assessment/Intake Report, Daily Progress Notes, Individualized Treatment
Plans, and Treatment Plan Reviews within 72 hours.
Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Mental Health Unit, Gulu, Uganda.
Performed initial client assessment using a Traumatic Events Checklist, Self-Reporting
Questionnaire, Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ) and Assessment of Functioning.
Initiated and conducted psychotherapy to persons with conflict related disorders.
Conducted suicide risk assessments.
Provided HIV pre-test and post-test counseling.
Facilitated adult and adolescent trauma group therapy.
Conducted psycho-education to caregivers and persons with conflict related disorders.
Carried out in -home needs assessment on psychosocial health.
Mentored groups in psychosocial care and support.
Referred victims and survivors of Sexual Gender Based Violence to access care and services.
Participated in the development of training manuals on child safety and protection.
Conducted community education on peace building.
Liaised with the authorities in Gulu municipality to facilitate the planning and
implementation of community disaster risk reduction and contingency plans.
01/2012 to 01/2012
Mental Health SpecialistFamily Service & Guidance Center － Topeka, KS
Provided direct service in a group setting and on an individual basis to severely emotionally
disabled (SED) children/youth and their families.
Planned and implemented effective treatment, guidance and education that provided quality
care for each child's emotional and social development, psycho educational processes,
therapeutic activities, and therapeutic outings to practice social skills.
Actively participated in team meetings and attended parent and school meetings as necessary.
Completed clinical (daily process notes, incident reports, etc.) and non-clinical
Documented client attendance as well as attempts to contact parents/caregivers and other
treatment providers, and collateral contacts.
Ensured compliance with KDHE Childcare Licensing and Child and Adult Care Food
01/2010 to 01/2012
Graduate AssistantUniversity of Saint Mary － Overland Park, MO
Assisted with the development and execution of workshops to support prospective and
current students with achieving learning outcomes.
Assisted students with registration, orientation, and on-boarding processes.
Provided students with information regarding USM's academic programs, guidelines, and
Assisted program directors in administrative tasks to include reports and testing materials.
Managed student database including maintaining student information, administering internal
analytics and reporting processes, and tracking application processes.
Assisted with the organization, availability and maintenance of research, learning material
and technology on the Overland Park Campus.
Managed correspondence, phone calls, mail, and all office logistics as necessary.