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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Empathetic and self-directed therapist with excellent active listening and verbal communication skills. Facilitates family, couples and individual counseling sessions to help clients pinpoint underlying emotions triggering instability and conflict. Maintains records and makes written and oral reports concerning client care, counseling and therapeutic activities.

Experienced in understanding issues such as trauma therapy, depression support and life transitions. Leverages practical experience and relates to theoretical constructs for students. Dedicated to student success and possessing strong communication, supervisory and instructional abilities.

Passionate about the broad field of Psychology and eager to have an opportunity to share the benefits of learning some principles of psychology and their practical applications in life.

Skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Discussion facilitation
  • Emotional awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Developing relationships
  • Planning
  • Problem resolution
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Communication
  • Tracking client progress
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Behavior pattern recognition
  • Crisis consultation
  • Client records
  • Patient evaluation
  • Safety and risk assessments
Experience
05/2014 to Current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Veterans Health Administration | Belleville, IL,
  • Created client treatment plans based on assessments and goals.
  • Developed individual courses of treatment for each patient by evaluating goals, mental health and practical conditions.
  • Diagnosed, treated and managed mental health and psychological disorders, substance abuse and disorders of habit and conduct.
  • Collected information necessary for psychological diagnosis by interviewing, observing and surveying patients.
  • Wrote comprehensive goals and patient treatment plans.
  • Completed detailed documentation of sessions, patient notes and recommendations.
  • Worked on outside cases by consulting with different doctors, therapists and clinical staff.
  • Incorporated different treatment methodologies and evidence-based practices to meet clients' specific needs.
  • Consulted with other professionals, agencies and universities to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources and techniques.
  • Evaluated clients' interests, abilities and needs alongside clinical presentations to develop targeted treatment plans.
  • Built rapport and guided discussion with patients using therapeutic communication techniques such as emotionally engaging and actively listening.
  • Provided EMDR for patients.
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Talked with family members during period when patients could not self-advocate.
  • Maintained current knowledge of family therapy treatment modalities by attending training and studying relevant journals and updated treatments to optimize clients' recovery.
  • Formulated and implemented individualized family treatment plans designed to strengthen intact families, reunite divided families and support personal growth.
  • Educated clients and community members about mental or physical illness, substance abuse, medication-assisted treatment and available community resources.
  • Completed, submitted and verified accuracy of clinical and psychosocial assessments and therapy notes to develop and implement treatment plan.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
01/2010 to 04/2014 MFT Intern Sync Counseling Center | City, STATE,
  • Formulated and implemented individualized family treatment plans designed to strengthen intact families, reunite divided families and support personal growth.
  • Maintained current knowledge of family therapy treatment modalities by attending training and studying relevant journals and updated treatments to optimize clients' recovery.
  • Delivered outpatient services to clients requesting family therapy and covered wide range of issues, including mental health and substance disorders presenting dysfunctional syndromes.
  • Conducted individual, couples and family counseling sessions as clinically indicated to provide psychotherapeutic interventions and establish and assess treatment goals.
  • Constructed progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations to maintain individual case files.
  • Assessed and interpreted non-verbal client cues, equipped families to understand behavior and reestablish lives, taught coping mechanisms and set up aftercare plans.
  • Educated clients and community members about mental or physical illness, substance abuse, medication-assisted treatment and available community resources.
  • Spearheaded crisis intervention process by helping clients find specialized therapists, conferring with experts and determining optimal long-term solutions.
01/2008 to 01/2010 MFT Trainee/MFT Intern La Vie Counseling Center | City, STATE,
  • Worked well in team environment as well as independently.
  • Maintained current knowledge of family therapy treatment modalities by attending training and studying relevant journals and updated treatments to optimize clients' recovery.
  • Constructed progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations to maintain individual case files.
  • Documented behavior patterns and relationship dynamics to create accurate and effective treatment plan.
  • Gathered information from doctors, schools and law enforcement personnel to make recommendations for child custody and visitation disputes.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and strong communication skill, remaining open to learning new things every day.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2009 Master of Arts | Psychology Phillips Graduate University, Chatsworth, CA GPA:
  • Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 60 Unit Degree with a Concentration in Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society Member
  • Honor Roll 2007-2009
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Human Development Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA GPA:
  • Minor in English
Expected in Associate of Arts | Sociology Citrus College, Glendora, CA GPA:
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Member
Additional Information

Presentations and Classes

  • Co-Taught Class for Batterer's Intervention Program - 2016
  • Post Natal Self Care for New Moms - 2017
  • Domestic Violence and the Church - 2018
  • What's Next? - Anxiety and Fear about Graduating - Senior Process Group - 2019

Memberships/Licensure

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Expires 2021
  • Licensed member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Esthetician, California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, Expires 2022
Certifications
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • EMDR Training Levels 1 & 2 - 2017
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor’s Training (6 hour training) - 2008
  • Sane Parenting (Skills, Attitudes, Behaviors) for an Insane World (3 hour training) - 2008
  • What is “Resistance” and What to Do About It (3 hour training) - 2008
  • Aging and Long Term Care Workshop (10 hour training) - 2008
  • Child Abuse Workshop (7 hour training) - 2008
    Partner/Spousal Abuse Workshop (15 hour training) - 2009
  • Treating Co-occurring Disorders with Adolescents & Their Families (3 hour training) - 2009
  • Getting Embodied in a Disembodied World: Therapeutic Essentials for Healing for Girls and Young Women (1 hour training) - 2009
  • Psychotherapy from an Attachment Theory Perspective (6 hour training) - 2010
  • EMDR Training Part 1 (20 hour training) - 2016
  • EMDR Training Part 2 (20 hour training) - 2017
  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) - 2019
  • New Ways for Families High Conflict Parenting Class for Clinicians - 2020

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School Attended
  • Phillips Graduate University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Citrus College
Job Titles Held:
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • MFT Intern
  • MFT Trainee/MFT Intern
Degrees
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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