Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting.
I have vast experience both on inpatient (locked facilities) and on an outpatient team. This experience has been in the private sector, the state and federal hospitals, and within school settings.
Charted and recorded information in client files.
Effectively managed time and caseloads.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings.
Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client.
Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities.
Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess the medications' effectiveness and side effects.
Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
Responsible for the ongoing assessment and medical treatment of students ages 3-22yrs. in a collaborative setting for 500 students.
Functioned as an interdisciplinary team member and member of the Leadership Team.
Maintained health records and coordinated care with referring providers.
Coordinated in-services and trainings as mandated by the DESE and DPH.
Supervised nursing personnel.
Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling
National Honor Society-Academic Achievement Award
National Honor Society
Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling.
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