To obtain a Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy internship that allows me to utilize and expand on my current skills.
Crisis Lines Volunteer April 2014 to August 2015Lines for Life Substance Abuse & Suicide Hotlines － Portland, OR
56 hours of training (ASIST, Mental Health First Aid completed as part of these hours) Suicide line crisis intervention & referral Drug & alcohol helpline referrals Youth line crisis intervention & referrals Military crisis line and veteran's crisis line intervention & referrals.
Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Counselor September 2009 to December 2010
Prepared and maintained client files and confidentiality in compliance with applicable laws and ethical guidelines Facilitated group and one-on-one counseling sessions with assigned clients and participated in family sessions as necessary Responsible for assigned psychoeducation classes on an ongoing basis Assisted clients in obtaining referral sources as needed and corresponded with clients' physicians, attorneys, court officers, and other referral sources Assisted assigned clients in developing treatment plans and continuing recovery/relapse prevention plans Functioned as part of a team to support clients' treatment goals.
July 2008 to December 2010Residence XII Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center － Kirkland, WA
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Intern July 2008 to September 2009
Under the guidance of assigned supervisors: Delivered assigned lecture materials Provided individual and group counseling in outpatient and inpatient departments Prepared and maintained adequate documentation/treatment plans Completed psychosocial assessments Trained in and utilized Seeking Safety, which addresses the unique issues of people concurrently struggling with addiction and PTSD.
Youth Tutor September 2006 to September 2007Youth Tutoring Program － Seattle, WA
Youth Tutor February 2006 to June 2006
Administrative Specialist June 2005 to August 2009Harborview Medical Center Community Relations Office/UW Medicine News Community Relations & Marketing Office － Seattle, WA
Responsible for receiving and directing visitors in person and via phone in a fast-paced socioculturally diverse environment.
Performed administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors including preparing and editing correspondence and reports, trained and supervised office interns.
Tutor February 2002 to July 2005Seattle Police Department － Seattle, WA
risk youth (1st - 6th graders) 50 hours of training in domestic violence and volunteer protocols.
Crisis intervention, referral, and transportation for domestic violence survivors.
Crisis Volunteer January 1999 to August 1999The Crisis Center － San Antonio, TX
40 hour training course on sexual assault crisis intervention.
Rape crisis intervention and referrals, emotional support, and survivor advocacy.
Education and Training
M.A : Marriage & Family Therapy, Summer 2018Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and CounselingMarriage & Family Therapy
B.A : Liberal Arts, 1996The Evergreen State College － Olympia, WALiberal Arts
Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certificate : 2010Bellevue Community College － Bellevue, WAcertificate completed with high distinction.
Oregon State CADC II Certification granted : May 2014
, Certification # 14- R-23 (searchable under last name "Nelson")
Washington State CDP Licensure (Chemical Dependency Professional) granted : October 2010
, License # CP60168467
HIV/AIDS Education Training 4 hours of training, : June 2006
Alcohol Drug Information School Teacher Training, : Fall 2007
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), 16 hours of training, : May 2014
Mental Health First Aid USA Certificate : May 2014
Harborview Medical Center Community Relations Office/UW Medicine News Community Relations & Marketing Office
Seattle Police Department
The Crisis Center
Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling
The Evergreen State College
Bellevue Community College
Job Titles Held:
Crisis Lines Volunteer
Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Intern
M.A : Marriage & Family Therapy , Summer 2018 B.A : Liberal Arts , 1996 Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certificate : 2010 Oregon State CADC II Certification granted : May 2014 , Certification # 14- R-23 (searchable under last name "Nelson")
Washington State CDP Licensure (Chemical Dependency Professional) granted : October 2010 , License # CP60168467
HIV/AIDS Education Training 4 hours of training, : June 2006 Alcohol Drug Information School Teacher Training, : Fall 2007 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), 16 hours of training, : May 2014 Mental Health First Aid USA Certificate : May 2014
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