outpatient clinician resume example with 3+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Compassionate and caring counselor dedicated to supporting patients in understanding emotional issues beneath substance abuse. Educated and experienced with numerous diagnoses and treatment protocols. Adept response to emergency situations with direct, calm, respectful demeanor. Reputation for defusing tense situations and establishing genuine rapport with clients, family members and community partners. Strong interest in developing supervisory skills.

  • Experiences Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis Counselor
  • Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
  • Working Collaboratively and Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management
  • Research Oriented
  • Clinical Documentation
  • BioPsychosocial Evaluations
  • Clinical Recommendation and Diagnosis utilizing DSM V
  • OASAS Regulations

Trained and experienced in:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
Education and Training
Fordham University The Bronx, NY Expected in 05/2020 Master of Science : Social Work - GPA :
  • Magna cum laude graduate
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work- Xi Gamma Member
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Expected in 12/2013 Bachelor of Science : Interdisciplinary Studies - GPA :
  • Major in Behavioral Science and Education
  • Minor in Criminal Justice
Behavior Health Network - Outpatient Clinician
Ludlow, MA, 08/2020 - Current
  • Maintained a caseload of 35-50 clients.
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for outpatient clients utilizing varying therapeutic interventions, including CBT, DBT, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychoeducation.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety and physical or substance abuse, including counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Provided treatment that engaged clients in sessions focused development and utilization of anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control and coping skills.
  • Maintained thorough clinical treatment notes using Accumed system and updated information throughout course of treatment.
  • Updated clinical records according to OASAS policies and procedures.
  • Observed, interviewed and directly assessed clients to diagnose issues and determine optimal interventions, including conducting biopsychosocial assessments.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans focused on patient goals and history.
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Worked with treatment team to assess client needs and discuss collaborative treatment efforts.
  • Partnered with caseworkers, legal mandates, and psychiatrist to outline therapy goals and monitor progress against objectives.
Ascension (System Office) - Clinical Social Worker
Eureka, MO, 09/2019 - 04/2020

Social Worker at Juvenile Residential Treatment Center providing direct care as caseworker and counselor to the female residents and their family.

  • Offered emergency response, family support and case management to meet individual child objectives.
  • Performed psychosocial assessments and evaluations of current needs.
  • Recorded comprehensive case notes and follow up documentation for admitted and transferred clients.
  • Coordinated case management functions through placement monitoring, crisis intervention, and discharge planning.
  • Counseled patients on ongoing basis to assist with challenges, guiding clients in development of skills and strategies for dealing with individual problems.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of professionals as well as patients and families to determine appropriate treatment options.
Victims Information Bureau Of Suffolk (VIBS - Crisis Counselor Volunteer
City, STATE, 11/2016 - 06/2017

Trained crisis counselor who provided crisis intervention counseling and emotional support for victims of sexual assaults and domestic violence (children through adults) at hospitals before, during, and after medical examination and police interview.

  • Helped victims and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting support and recovery, while supporting victim’s right to autonomy.
  • Provided education and referrals.
  • Collaborated with VIBS to provide comprehensive patient care.
  • Contacted mandated reporter hotline regarding identified, at-risk children and vulnerable persons, submitting timely documentation.
EOC Of Suffolk - HIV Supportive and Prevention Service Coordinator
City, STATE, 09/2015 - 05/2016

Provided case management for HIV+ clients and clients identified as high-risk, as well as facilitated preventative educations at detox, inpatient, and outpatient facilities.

  • Evaluated clients and conducted needs assessments, recommending appropriate support service offerings, and formulating individualized service plans outlining short-term and long-term goals.
  • Employed skills in crisis intervention to help resolve difficult situations.
  • Applied good documentation practices when recording data and managing source documentation then compiled and organized research data for DOH and OASAS.
  • Led supportive group discussions for high-risk population through providing education on communicable diseases and overdoses (i.e., signs of overdose, overdose prevention, Good Samaritan law, and provided Narcan training), as well as linked individuals to community resources.
  • Attended meetings, training, conferences and seminars to advance professional knowledge.

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School Attended

  • Fordham University
  • University of Central Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Outpatient Clinician
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Crisis Counselor Volunteer
  • HIV Supportive and Prevention Service Coordinator


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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