Awarded the Christina Hartline Scholarship to participate in the International Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
IAEDP Symposium. Voluntarily completing training towards CEDS credential. Attained Departmental Honors in Social
Work for eating disorder research and awarded the Dr. John J. Nasuti Award for Academic Achievement and Military
Service to the County from UNCW's School of Social Work, 2014. Awarded Spotlight Graduate at the U.S. Marine Corps
Academic Achievements include 3.9 GPA; Dean's List throughout graduate program. Recipient of Coast Guard
Foundation Reserve Scholarship Award, 2014 and 2015 to fund graduate school education. Coursework in Social Work
Graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA throughout the entire degree program with honors in social work
GPA 3.9; Dean's List throughout entire degree program
Awarded: Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Global War on Terrorism
and National Defense ribbons between 2003-2015. Promoted five times over 12 year career; and awarded sailor of the
quarter and sailor of the year at station Ocean City, Maryland in 2006. Attended various leadership and team approach
Jessica Strong, Ph.D., MSW, LSW Assistant Professor; Former UNCW Professor and Departmental Honors
2015 Symposium, Phoenix, AZ; Currently pursuing applicant process to present as a Keynote speaker for the 2016
Base Camp Lejeune, UNCW graduation, 2014
MSW Intern August 2014 to CurrentCAPESIDE PSYCHIATRY AND ADDICTION CARE － Wilmington, NCanticipated employee as an MSW., CIEC.; Anticipated LCSWA., LCASA Candidate 08/2014 to Current Worked with a diverse client population of at least 100 Suboxone and mental health clients. Facilitated a minimum of seven treatment groups per week and as needed conducted individual treatment sessions. Experience in documentation attained by charting all client group/individual encounters; a weekly average of 70 clients progress notes were completed. Effectively managed/facilitated group sessions, created group presentations and implemented interventions to utilize with substance abuse clients to assist them in achieving their goals for treatment and enhance their recovery. Worked closely with a multi-disciplinary treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services; Consulted with staff psychiatrist, physician assistants, and licensed clinical addiction specialists about client medication changes, mental health issues, and assessment of treatment goals.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation, mindfulness, social skills, alternative coping mechanisms, and setting goals. Therapeutic approaches include; Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, ACT, and Positive Psychology with focus on psychodynamic and family systems theories/perspectives.
Pregnancy Care Management Social Worker; BSW Intern August 2013 to May 2014ONSLOW COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT － Jacksonville, NCManaged a caseload of 60 at-risk pregnant women from a patient's first pregnancy test throughout two months postpartum. Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose and made referrals to outside community services as needed. Conducted comprehensive initial assessments to determine eligibility for services. Documented all patient information including intake, assessment, treatment reports and weekly progress notes.Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as obgyn practitioners to ensure clients attend and comply to medical appointments and program requirements and communicated daily with DSS workers to assist clients apply for Medicaid and WIC services.
Petty Officer January 2003 to January 2007COAST GUARDU.S. COAST GUARD; ACTIVE DUTY 2003-2007, RESERVIST 2007-CURRENT Petty Officer 1st Class, Food Service Specialist 04/2003 to Current Awarded: Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Global War on Terrorism, and National Defense ribbons between 2003-2015. Promoted five times over 12 year career; and awarded sailor of the quarter and sailor of the year at station Ocean City, Maryland in 2006. Attended various leadership and team approach trainings throughout service time. Completed food services training in Petaluma, California in 2004; coursework included nutrition, leadership, management, professionalism, and time management.
MSW : SOCIAL WORK, 2015East Carolina University － Greenville, CA, USMSW: GRADUATE DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK; GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE 2015 East Carolina University, Greenville, CA Academic Achievements include 3.9 GPA; Dean's List throughout graduate program. Recipient of Coast Guard
certification : management, medical/nutrition, 2014Newport Beach, CA, USCERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR: INTUITIVE EATING 2014 Intuitive Eating Pro Skills Training, Newport Beach, CA Coursework led to certification and included: building and optimizing therapeutic alliances, attunement barriers and self-care, thought management, medical/nutrition issues of eating disorders, motivational interviewing, satiety/mindfulness practices, establishing realistic expectations, exploring for themes and patterns, and systematic habituation.
BSW : SOCIAL WORK, 2014University of North Carolina － Wilmington, NC, USBSW: SOCIAL WORK 2014 University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC Graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA throughout the entire degree program with honors in social work.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS : 2011Coastal Carolina Community College － Jacksonville, NC, USASSOCIATE OF ARTS 2011 Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC GPA 3.9; Dean's List throughout entire degree program.
CBT ACT CERTIFIED INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELOR: INTUITIVE EATING Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. LCSWA, LCASA licenses anticipated: June, 2015 MSW: GRADUATE DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE Disorder Professionals since 2014 Member and Certified Counselor, Intuitive Eating Professionals since 2014
National Association of Social Workers
completed. Effectively managed/facilitated group sessions, created group presentations and implemented interventions
Clients, Mental Health, Progress, Interviewing, Therapeutic, Cbt, Coping, Documentation, Medicaid, Award, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Food Service, Food Services, Time Management, Training, Associate