I have 3 years experience in the addiction and recovery field performing the 12-core functions of an LADC while continuing to seek more opportunities to contribute clinical practice to an underserved population. I am a versatile and dedicated clinician pursuing opportunities to secure acceptance in the mental health, alcohol, and drug counseling community where I can further learn and contribute to the environment of addiction and recovery. Extremely motivated and proactive in addressing and resolving problems in the evolving community while excelling in communication and client-centered services.
I am currently working as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor providing direct care and case management services to clients, completing assessments and referrals, providing individual and group counseling, and performing all of the 12-core functions as an LADC. I work in collaboration with clients' caseworkers and legal team while also working with the clinical team/staff (mental health, peer recovery staff, other clinicians, etc.) to enhance care and provide effective services to the clients in the program. This program is heavily based on evidence-based curriculum; which I am trained in and able to facilitate to clients.
I served as a chemical dependency counselor at MN Adult and Teen Challenge for roughly three years while providing clients with person-centered care (Group and individual sessions) through applying person-centered, evidenced based, and best practices/approaches. I was competent and performing all 12 core function of treatment processes. I contributed and worked well as a team member with other clinicians to enhance client care and provide the most beneficial and ethical services available. I also trained 4 interns while working for MN Adult and Teen Challenge to further expand the field and help develop more competent counselors going in to the field.
A paid internship where I was able to hold my own caseload of clients and provide direct care while engaging in the opportunity to excel in my ability to be an efficient and effective alcohol and drug counselor. I was able to provide care and work on becoming more competent in the twelve core functions and client-centered care through evidence based techniques.
Start date: Fall semester of 2019.
Presbyterian Holmes located in Arden Hills, MN,
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