Licensed Master Social Worker dedicated to providing effective and empathetic care. Seeks to provide effective and supportive care while simultaneously continuing both personal and professional development.
Electronic Medical Records
Mood disorders knowledge
Mental Health Coordinator Birmingham, ALJBSMHA/Oct 2016 to Current
Supervisor for Jefferson County Family Court Mental Health Staff
Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.
Conduct mental health assessments for high risk juveniles and provide recommendations to the court
Provide individual and family therapy
Juvenile Court Liaison Birmingham, ALJBSMHA/Mar 2012 to Oct 2016
Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
Assessed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
Reduced the unnecessary risk of institutional care by treating high-risk clients living in the community.
Case Manger and Therapist Birmingham, ALJBSMHA/Feb 2010 to Apr 2012
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
In Home Team Co-Therapist Birmingham, ALJBSMHA/Jun 2009 to Feb 2010
Provided intensive In Home Therapy with the lead therapist for 12-16 weeks
Educated residents and their families regarding other community resources.
Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school.
Social work Internship Homewood, ALHomewood City Schools/Jan 2009 to May 2009
Interned with Leigh Cohen Long, LCSW
Lead a group at the alternative school teaching students to crochet
Provided individual therapy with clients
Attended school board meetings
Social work Internship BirminghamJBSMHA and Family Court /Jan 2008 to Aug 2008
Interned under Robbyn Lawson, LCSW, PIP
Completed assessments and provided recommendations for clients
Attended court hearings and advocated for clients
RAP Case Manager Birmingham, ALJBSMHA/Jun 2005 to Dec 2008
Worked with high risk juveniles that had a mental health diagnosis returning to the community following a DYS placement
Advocated for clients within the community, school settings, and court hearings
Provided structured leisure time activities for clients
Bachelor of Science: Psychology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of Alabama2005Birmingham, Al
Master of Science: Social Work University of Alabama 2009Tuscaloosa, AL
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Companies Worked For:
Homewood City Schools
JBSMHA and Family Court
University of Alabama
Job Titles Held:
Mental Health Coordinator
Juvenile Court Liaison
Case Manger and Therapist
In Home Team Co-Therapist
Social work Internship
RAP Case Manager
Bachelor of Science : Psychology and Criminal Justice Master of Science : Social Work
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