Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting.Seasoned technician with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings; possesses in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
-Voluntarily implemented weekly parenting/teen workshops for middle-school aged children enhancing social skills.
-Effectively managed records of more than 10,000 active duty and dependent patients at any given time.
-Completed A.A.S in Mental Health Services
-Certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for Department of Defense
- Multiple Squadron Performer of the Month Awards
- Squadron Airman of the Quarter
- Senior Airman Below the Zone (promoted six months early)
- Air Force Medical Services Mental Health Technician of the year 2014 (MAJCOM level)
-Conducts or assists in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients.
-Performs initial basic assessment procedures including standardized psychological testing, clinical interviewing, mental status examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological and nursing assessment.
-Assists in identifying mental health and nursing diagnoses, treatments, patient education, and disposition planning. Participates in patient care conferences and substance abuse intervention. Observes, monitors, records, and reports patient's progress. Conducts or assists in conducting group and individual counseling, therapeutic community, and other related milieu activities. Institutes precautionary measures to prevent patient injury, suicide. Provides mental health and substance abuse prevention education.
-Plans and supervises mental health service activities. Coordinates with other agencies regarding specified care, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and administrative functions. Contacts military and community agencies to obtain collateral information. Explains and interprets mental health services to patients or others. Assists in, or arranges patient referral to public, private, and military community agencies.
-Establishes, maintains, and evaluates specific mental health, family advocacy, and substance abuse training programs. Conducts in-service training. Schedules recurring training and conducts task evaluations.
Performs combat and disaster casualty care procedures. Supervises and assists with care of individuals experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress reactions.
-Supervises and performs administrative duties. Prepares, maintains, and disposes of mental health, family advocacy , and substance abuse treatment records. Receives patients and schedules appointment. Evaluates mental health service activities. Collects and updates administrative and statistical data. Conducts unit self-assessments. Compiles and prepares medical and administrative reports. Briefs patients on safety and evacuation procedures.
36 Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy CEU
Honor Graduate Academic Achievement Award
Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling
- Managing Mental Health Clinic resources
- Assists patients with nutritional, hygiene, and comfort measures.
- Obtains and records vital signs.
- Conducts or assists in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients.
- Assists in identifying mental health and nursing diagnoses, treatments, patient education, and disposition planning.
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