Workshops/Seminars to develop Effective Practice Competencies ----Regularly and Ongoing since 2009 Trainings: (ANSA) Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment, (CANS) Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment, (CAFAS) Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Other: CPR, First Aid, Battlefield Nurse, Hospice Volunteer Training Languages: Russian fluent Volunteering Experience Gentiva Hospice, Lawrensville, GA Completed trainings on Hospice Services, Hospice and Family, Death and Dying, Grief, Fears of Dying Patient, Communication of Dying Patient, Communication with Dying, Signs and Symptoms of approaching death, Emergency or Crisis, Checklist of practical matters, Medical Social Worker Services.
At UGA completed Grief and Loss course.
Demonstrate attitude of empathy, compassion and sensitivity to patients and families Attend to needs of a patient along the continuum of illness Make home, nursing home, or hospital visits to provide emotional support and companionship Provide administrative support and Direct Patient Care Effectively communicate with team to provide the highest quality of care Hobbies, Interests Psychology Psychiatry Medicine Wellness Fashion.
Intake Specialist/TherapistJan 2011 to Jan 2016 Serene Reflections for Holistic Behavior Wellness, LLC, Community Based Mental Health Clinic － Atlanta, GA
Conduct Intake interview with children, adolescents, adult and geriatric clients with psychiatric/emotional/chemical dependency problems Demonstrate superior ability to relate to diverse population of clients: quickly build rapport, provide quality, compassionate care, win trust, and provide symptom relief to each and every person during intake session Utilize DSM-5, empirical Assessment Protocols and Standardized tools for children, adolescents, and adults, correctly diagnose, and demonstrate that client warrants treatment Write detailed Biopsychosocial assessments with evidence based treatment recommendations Screen/identify early stages of developing behavioral, social, or emotional problems to minimize chances of adverse outcomes Provide individual, couple, family, case management, and crisis intervention services using best evidence practice frameworks to diverse population of clients to ameliorate diagnosis related, social, marital and emotional problems Manage group therapy sessions to facilitate social skills, adaptive coping and problem solving skills Develop comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems Regularly explore, reassess and revise treatment plan in response to newly identified needs of patient Teach clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills Allocate, refer and connect clients with community resources Advocate for needs, decisions and rights of clients Develop and employ Client Centered Measures Evaluate progress of patients in treatment Terminate, and/or Discharge patients to appropriate level of care, Formulate after care plan with Follow-up.
Substance Abuse Counselor/Social Work InternAug 2010 to Apr 2011 Conyers, GA
Conducted Intakes for persons with opioid dependency and comorbid disorders Gathered psychosocial history and history of addiction treatment and Wrote Psychosocial Assessments Identified goals and developed psychosocial treatment plans to help avoid relapse and increase psychosocial functioning Explored, reassessed and modified treatment plans in response to newly identified needs and altered goals of the patient Conducted individual sessions to treat addiction and comorbid disorders (depression and anxiety), to ameliorate diagnosis related, social, marital, parental and emotional problems Used various therapy techniques, including family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy.
Created patient self-care plan to facilitate psychosocial functioning Produced detailed casework reports about psychosocial needs of patients and compliance with treatment.
Social Work InternAug 2009 to Dec 2009 Catholic Charities, Social Services for refugees － Atlanta, GA
Conducted Public Assistance Legibility Screening Managed one-to-one and group work to empower vulnerable refugee families Allocated, referred and connect with community resources based on client's needs Prepared and conducted workshops for Refugee Community based on their needs in resettlement, adaptive strategies, prioritizing problems, and enhancing clients' psychosocial functioning Responded to educational and vocational needs: educated refugee clients how apply for jobs and assisted (tutored) with English language proficiency Prepared and carried out presentations on culture of population of service at staff meetings to help staff promote cultural competence and how oppression and discrimination affect and increase vulnerability.
Education and Training
Master of Social Work (MSW), Clinical PracticeMay 2011University of Georgia - School of Social Work － GAGPA: GPA: 3.9Clinical Practice GPA: 3.9