Compassionate, solutions-oriented clinical social worker dedicated to providing exceptional, culturally sensitive care and devising creative treatment plans for clients dealing with both substance abuse and mental health issues. Bringing techniques as mindfulness in individual and group sessions to encourage presence of the moment increasing awareness for healing. Organized and successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude.
Adapt with Electronic Medical Record systems
Psychotropic medications knowledge
Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational-Interviewing (MI), and other therapeutic interventons
Comfort with co-occurring, criminal justice and adult populations
Society of Clinical Social Work, Student member 2005-2007
Placement Program, Philadelphia Connections 2006
Clinical Certification, Bryn Mawr College, GSSWSR 2011
07/2008 to 09/2013
Group TherapistEagleville Hospital – Eagleville, PA
Managed case load of 8-12 patients including personal histories, biopsychosocials and aftercare/discharge plans.
Planned and facilitated psycho-educational group with addiction/mental health information and strategies for recovery, process groups and addiction/recovery seminars along with basic life skills information and practices.
Communicated with patients family members, probation officers and case managers as appropriate.
Maintained documentation per regulation daily.
Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and updated/modified when needed.
Connected clients with community service and resource agencies through discharge planning.
Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field, such as, trauma-informed care.
11/2006 to 05/2007
Social Work InternIntercommunity Action, Inc – Philadelphia, PA
Planned, prepared and facilitated three IOP groups, therapeutic and psycho-educational; participated in treatment planning and case consultations within the Adult
Drug/Alcohol Outpatient Program
Managed written documentation for clients in accordance with regulation
Observed and facilitated groups within the Community Supported Rehabilitation Program (CSRP) for community members with severe mental illness; provided supportive services to clients of program
09/2006 to 11/2006
Social Work InternPhiladelphia VAMC – Philadelphia, PA
Followed supervisor daily observing intensive case management duties for veterans in the Philadelphia area through the Mental Health Intensive Case Management program (MHICM)
09/2005 to 04/2006
Social Work InternBelmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment – Philadelphia, PA
Managed a case load of 2-3 clients weekly on the Older Adult Psych Unit, observing and then assisting in discharge planning of older adults with severe mental illness in the Philadelphia area including but not limited to housing, continued care, connection with resources and services
Performed utilization review duties with clients on case load
Assessed client needs, planned family sessions/meetings to formulate best aftercare plan for all involved
Participated in treatment team meetings and planning, learning about psychotropic medications and management of them within the inpatient setting
Master of Social Service : Clinical Social Work Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research - Bryn Mawr, PA
Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing & Hospitality Business Management Belmont University - Nashville, TN