I am looking for an opportunity to use my extensive administrative and clinical skills in a counseling treatment setting that will allow me to blend good theory and clinical practice as well as the opportunity to supervise and teach other clinicians.
Town/County Supervisor - Town Supervisor, Madison County Board of Supervisors, Town of Lebanon - elected official representing town, participating in Madison County legislature, oversee operations of town government, 2002 to present, town budget officer for budget of $800,000 annually.
Operations Management and Achievements:
Family Therapy Coordinator, Samaritan Counseling Center of Utica
developed first Family Therapy program in Mohawk Valley, specializing in counseling services and addiction treatment for children, adolescents and parents with behavioral, academic and drug/ mental health issues in coordination with public and private school systems in multiple counties, providing clinical supervision to staff and interns, case management, grant administration, training coordination, community and parent workshop presentations, provided individual, couples, family and marital therapy with specialties in working with children/adolescents, parents, dual diagnosis cases, college students and their families, alcohol and substance abuse evaluations and treatment, servicemen and women and their families through Military One Source EAP, PTSD, separation/divorced/blended family issues, adult children with disabled parents, parents with adult children with mental disabilities, child behavioral disorders (ADHD/ODD) and addiction treatment for individuals and families, CBT tx for anxiety and depression. Case coordination with county mental health agency for at risk children and families for placement prevention in five-county area, supervised MFT and Social Work interns. Supervisor: Maggie Putman, Executive Director
Elected official position serving township of Lebanon and county of Madison. Town budget officer who supervises budget of $900,000 and 20 full and part time employees, county supervisor who chairs Solid Waste and Recycling Committee that oversees the most innovative landfill in the country and also serves on the Health and Human Services Committee that oversees public health, social and mental health services.
Provided administration, clinical supervision to eight staff, grant oversight, fund raising and counseling services to individuals, couples and families, alcohol and substance abuse issues, developed and coordinated trainings with greater CNY community, presented on numerous addiction topics through OCAA/Prevention Network. Worked with 32 member community board of directors to provide services. Case coordination for children and families, and out of town families with elderly relatives living in local community, oversaw college loan and grant program, United Way funded agency for east side of Syracuse.Managed team of 8 agency professionals.
Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of professional trainings and family life community education programs.
Generated new business through collaboration with Jewish and greater communities.Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of expanded counseling program.
Providing individual, couples and family therapy, separation, divorce, blended families, family treatment of alcohol and substance abuse, assessment and referral for primary addiction treatment, treatment of behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, organizational consultation on workplace issues, individual therapy for anxiety, depression, court/DWI evaluations for alcohol/substance abuse/visitation issues. Case coordination for at-risk children and families with focus on placement prevention.
Provided administration, oversight and clinical supervision to 20 full time and part-time employees, direct counseling services to adults, children, adolescents and their families, alcohol and substance abuse issues. Developed local EAP to area businesses, provided on-site BOCES school-based counseling services to alternative high school students, families. Case coordination for at risk youth, families with focus on placement prevention. Brought agency out of the red and into the black and then board merged it with a larger organization.
Graduate internship - provided individual and family therapy to 10 ongoing cases, participated in weekly individual and group clinical supervision, psych staffing, clinical work groups.
Supervised two counseling employees working with families and children.
Supervised and directed model rural prevention/intervention agency, developed unprecedented EAP services in rural county for local businesses and agencies with emphasis on care coordination and referral, supervised 5 staff on prevention and clinical issues, interventions, substance abuse crises. Developed and implemented countywide prevention training program for all Madison County human service professionals. Created profitable professional training program. Expanded outreach to all rural areas of county.
Alcoholism counselor for county clinic, managed caseload of 35 clients, provided individual, group and family counseling.
County reporter and editor for rural daily.
Weekend houseparent for DFY group home providing supervision, counseling and life skills training
Substance Abuse Counselor and intake coordinator for Carroll County, Maryland Outpatient drug program, managed a caseload of 25-30 clients, provided individual, group, family and school based counseling for substance abuse issues. Left agency due to expiration of grant and long term plans to move to rural New York to purchase a homestead.
Youth Counselor - worked as residential counselor for program with 12 adolescent residents and families, collaborated in group and family work with staff family therapists
Local VISTA Volunteer position - recruited community volunteers to work with offenders in Fairfax County Jail and Camp 30 prison, provided training, supervision and in-service programs for 65 adult volunteers. Supervised volunteer-inmate visitation relationships. Handled public relations and community outreach for agency
Psych tech - worked on adolescent psychiatric unit of suburban hospital and provided counseling, supervision and oversight on large adolescent mixed unit of boys and girls as part of team with counselors, nurses, social workers and psychiatrists
Masters Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration, 1993, SUNY - Oneonta, Graduated with honors, 4.0 gpa
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #000003, by State of New York, 2005
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, #2495, by State of New York, 1987
Master Addiction Counselor, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), 1996
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 1997
Member and Past President, Central New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CNYAMFT)
Member, New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and past member of Insurance Committee
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
New York State Association of Towns
Community presentations - presented over 200 hours of community programs to parents, human service professionals and community members on topics ranging from addiction prevention to parenting behaviorally challenged children to community and family interventions.
Professional Training - presented over 700 hours of trainings to professionals in the addiction and mental health fields on various topics related to addiction, family therapy and mental health treatment. Venues were through various counties, schools and addiction councils including Onondaga County Mental Health, Albany Citizens Council on Alcoholism/Addiction, Prevention Network/Onondaga Council on Addictions, MCCASA, Chenango County Mental Health, Leatherstocking Council, MVCC and Jewish Family Service.
College instruction - Adjunct instructor at SUNY Oneonta for undergraduate courses on Substance Abuse and graduate courses on Substance Abuse Treatment.
Trained in multiple models of family therapy and addiction counseling.
Experience with individual and group clinical supervision
Professional trainer on mental health and addiction topics
Presenter for community, professional, school in-service and parenting programs
Professional witness in family court proceedings
Approved evaluator and treatment provider through NYS OASAS for Impaired Drivers
FEMA Emergency Management administration at local govt level
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