Mental Health Counselor specializing in Multisystemic Therapy,Cognitive Behavior, Family Therapy, Crisis Counseling. Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.
Decreased recidivism rates, re-arrests and out-of-home placements for antisocial juvenile offenders. Designed and facilitated a “Moving on Group” that motivated resistant clients' to transition from Supportive Housing to Permanent Housing. Presented the “Moving on Group” success rate with directors of PSCH Mental Health Department at the Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health 2004 Annual Conference. Provided the model template on how to implement the “Moving on Group” for the utilization of other agencies at the Mental Health 2004 Annual Conference.
•Provided intensive home based therapy, which included substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and crisis counseling to adjudicated antisocial youth offenders and their families utilizing the evidenced based Multisystemic Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Approaches (MST).
•Decreased recidivism rates, re-arrests and out-of-home placements for antisocial juvenile offenders and work closely with the Department of Probation to prevent probation violations.
•Designed cognitive behavioral interventions for youth and families, prepared psychosocial assessments, entered FASPS documentation and clinical notes in Administration for Children Services (ACS) Connections Systems, completed MST weekly case summaries and monthly court reports for the Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) program.
•Interfaced with judges, attorneys, Probation Systems, Mental Health Systems Educational Systems and Police Department.
•Participated in trainings with, the Administration for Children Services, MST program, Juvenile Justice Initiative and social service trainings.
•Participated in approximately four hours of weekly supervisions, which included case consultations with the MST Child Psychologist and MST experts, and individual and group supervision.
•Maintained a caseload of 16 families whose children were at risk of Foster Care placement.
•Provided individual and family therapy, crisis counseling and concrete services.
•Formulated service plans and treatment goals to assist clients' in the maintenance of their achieved goals.
•Advocated for clients' with other community based organizations.
•Updated psychosocial assessments, maintained clinical documentation, entered FASPS notes in ACS Connections Systems and document in PROMIS.
•Participated in individual and group supervision, case conferences, and social service trainings.
•Provided long term and short term individual therapy and crisis intervention to patients'.
•Utilized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Clinical Depression in patients'.
•Performed psychosocial evaluations and clinical diagnosis.
•Certified to provide pre HIV and post HIV testing counseling.
•Proficient use of EPIC System for maintenance of electronic clinical and medical documentation.
•Assisted in coordination of physicians, health care personnel and other referral services.
•Attended weekly supervisory meetings and other social service department meetings.
•Provided individual and group counseling, case management, client advocacy, crisis intervention, discharge planning and concrete services to severely mentally ill clients'.
•Provided ongoing individual and group counseling to help clients to make appropriate vocational and educational decisions and assisted them towards established goals.
•Performed vocational, educational, socialization and housing assessments for clients'.
•Functioned as an integral member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and participated in case conferences, team meetings and in social service workshops.
•Developed and maintained linkages with community based educational, vocational, employment and support services and made appropriate referrals to those providers.
•Selected to design and facilitate a “Moving on Group” that motivated resistant clients' to transition from Supportive Housing to Permanent Housing.
•Presented the “Moving on Group” success rate with directors of PSCH Mental Health Department at the Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health 2004 Annual Conference.
•Provided the model template on how to implement the “Moving on Group” for the utilization of other agencies at the Mental Health 2004 Annual Conference.
•Interviewed and performed brief psychosocial assessments for prospective new clients'
•Provided comprehensive counseling for at risk youth ages 12-21 concerning educational, health, legal, housing and career goals.
•Referred clients' to internal and external services appropriate to their needs.
•Counseled clients' regarding achieving their vocational and educational goals.
•Motivated clients' to maintain employment status and on how to utilize community resources.
•Responsible for maintence of clients' confidential case records.
•Designed and facilitated groups on coping with “Holiday Depression” for clients'.
•Developed and taught workshops for family and friends on how to deal with clients' persistent mental illness.
•Coordinated and facilitated special projects and therapeutic activities for clients'.
•Assisted clients' in developing computer, analytical and research skills.
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