Dbt Primary Counselor Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Licensed Associate Professional Counselor bringing experience and success with managing a diverse team of clinicians, creating and implementing empirically-researched treatment modalities into a growing day treatment program, and providing DBT individual and group therapy to populations traditionally considered "treatment resistant." I am most well-known for my mindfulness-based, solution-focused approach to psychotherapy and team leadership.

DBT Intensive and Foundational Training

Experienced team leader

Successful creation and implementation of treatment programs

Effective liaison


Knowledge of accreditation standards

CBCT Foundational Training 

Crisis de-escalation trained and CPR/First Aid Certified

Case management proficiency

Work History
Lead DBT Primary Counselor, 2015 to Current
Skyland TrailCity, STATE,
  • Leading and supervising a diverse team of DBT clinicians and interns. 
  • Providing DBT therapy to a diverse population of adult clients struggling with personality disorder at the residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care through individual and group therapy.  
  • Providing DBT-informed skills coaching in weekly family therapy sessions.
  • Facilitating bi-weekly consultation team meetings within the DBT framework.
  • Providing weekly supervision and training to DBT counselors and intern counselors.  
  • Creation and implementation of a mindfulness meditation retreat program for DBT clients in an effort to improve treatment outcomes for primary target area of "impulsivity." 
  • Facilitation of psychoeducation discussions and lecture in weekly group supervision meetings with all clinical staff.  
  • Collaborated on the creation and implementation of a 90-day CORE curriculum for DBT clients that effectively teaches the primary modules of DBT.
  • Coordinating care within a diverse team of psychiatrists, nurses, residential staff and adjunctive therapists.  
  • Coordinating care with outside providers, including education consultants, previous therapists, and future care providers.  
  • Accurately and ethically documenting all client information within a 24-hour turnaround period.  
  • Providing on-call services to clients 24/7 for 4 weeks out of the year on a staff rotation. Facilitating peer reviews with insurance companies on an ongoing 
Team Lead/Liaison/Clinician, 2014 to 2015
Proactive Management Consulting, LLCCity, STATE,
  • Effectively managed a team of 8 counselors and 5 family advocates with a combined caseload of approximately 100 clients across 5 counties.
  • Increased team productivity from 20% to 90% within the first two months of my tenure, successfully setting a company record for most timely documentation.
  • Facilitated bi-weekly team meetings focused on improving quality of care, reaching productivity goals, ongoing training, supervision, and case consultation.
  • Pursued additional training in the re-authorization process for medicaid companies in order to best meet the needs of my team, facilitating faster re-authorizations for the team's counselors to continue meeting their individual and collective productivity goals.
  • Assisted with the successful audit and re-accreditation of the organization with its primary accrediting body (CARF).
  • Served as liaison between the organization and its community partner, the Salvation Army of Atlanta, facilitating bi-weekly meetings with the management team to ensure quality of care, accurate documentation, and success of group therapies within the milieu.
  • Effectively managed an additional team of 3 counselors and 3 interns serving homeless families at the Salvation Army.
  • Collaborated on the creation and implementation of a successful and thriving IOP program addressing primary substance abuse, utilizing a combination of DBT and the Matrix Model.
  • Accurately recorded the timely submission of payroll documentation for my staff, including managing monthly payroll spreadsheets.
  • Communicated with community providers (school counselors, education consultants, DFCS, Probation Officers, EAP case managers) regarding client admissions, changes in status, treatment concerns and recommendations, and discharges.
  • Conducted individual counseling with primary substance abuse, co-occuring disorders, and personality disorders to a diverse client population ranging from ages 6 through late adulthood.
  • Facilitated group counseling within IOP program centered on DBT skills and matrix model psychoeducation to a cohort of approximately 8 clients participating in 9 hours per week of group and individual counseling.
  • Participated in consultation group with a small team to evaluate ongoing success of IOP groups with an eye for areas of improvement.
  • Conducted regular, random UDS for clients in the IOP program.

Master of Arts: Humanistic Psychology, Expected in 2013
University of West Georgia - Carrollton, GA.
  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
  • Recipient of competitive Research Assistant position within the Psychology program, collaborating on current research projects, facilitating lecture and class discussion for introductory to psychology course with undergraduates, grading of research papers and exams, and managing grade documentation and posting on student website (CourseDen).
  • Awarded competitive position as intern counselor with the campus Counseling and Career Center, where I facilitated individual counseling, collaborated on the creation and implementation of a successful group therapy program, participated in weekly group and individual supervision with the team, and effectively communicated with community providers (primary care, psychiatry, education consultant).
  • Awarded certificate in Humanistic Praxis
  • Completed master\'s thesis "Carl Rogers under the Bodhi Tree An exploration into the Intersection of the Client-centered Approach and Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy."
  • Presented research at annual Spring Symposium, 2012.
Bachelor of Arts: Religious Studies, Expected in 2009
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA.
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Awarded Research Honors distinction
  • Completed an honors thesis: "The Re-contextualization of Jalal-adin Rumi"
Additional Skills & Advocacy Work
  • DBT trained: Foundational and Intensive 
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
  • 86 WPM typing
  • Transcription
  • CBCT trained: Foundational
  • Hakomi trained: Foundational
  • Volunteer position: Agape Hospice Care of Carrollton. Previously provided group and individual grief support and education.
  • Volunteer position: Currently oversee the creation, design, and delivery of a monthly newsletter detailing the updates of the community forums, book launches, recent publications, and activities of a non-profit Buddhist community/organization. I additionally oversee the creation, design, and delivery a larger, bi-annual publication for this same non-profit. I utilize both free and paid design services: mailchimp, LucidPress.

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  • University of West Georgia
  • Georgia State University
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  • Lead DBT Primary Counselor
  • Team Lead/Liaison/Clinician
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts