IBEMED/Healthpointe Medical GroupJanuary 2016 to December 2016Post-Doctoral Psychological Assistant Southern California
I provided cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals, couples, and families at the intersection of the medical and legal fields
I used motivational interviewing to help patients set goals to overcome medical problems, manage pain and chronic illness, process trauma, identify obstacles and barriers interfering with recovery progress, promote adherence to, and reduce compliance with treatment plans.
I oversaw the neurocognitive rehabilitation program and administered psychological testing batteries to tailor treatment, establish medical necessity, measure progress, and deferentially diagnose patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries and other neurological states.
I wrote psychological and neurocognitive assessments and edited initial evaluations, AOE/COEs and MMI determinations, and post-treatment assessments for patients with private insurance, personal injury cases, and workers' compensation claims.
Dr. Sheree Riley Violon & Robert C. DavisonAugust 2015 to December 2015Registered Psychological Assistant Orange, CA
I provided cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to self-referred patients
I conducted psychological testing and evaluation to clarify diagnosis and formulate treatment plans.
I consulted with prospective clients to assess their unique needs and treatment options.
I completed intakes and risk assessments, maintained clinical and progress notes, conferred with collaborating providers, and coordinated community referrals.
Areas of specialty included trauma, substance abuse, LGBT concerns, forensic psychology topics, and psychological testing and evaluation.
County of Orange Health Care Agency - JDCAugust 2014 to July 2015Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern/Court-Ordered Therapist Orange, CA
I maintained a caseload of court-ordered adolescents, who were diagnosed with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, in an outpatient clinic, affiliate residential rehabilitation program, and three juvenile correctional facilities.
I conducted individual cognitive behavioral therapy and provided gender-specific group therapy, substance abuse psychoeducation, and chemical dependency counseling using motivational interviewing.
I coordinated and collaborated care with other members of the multidisciplinary team, which included the judge, treatment providers, community agencies, full-service partnership programs, residential treatment facilities, and probation department.
I submitted weekly progress reports, consulted on dual diagnosis and mental health issues, and made recommendations regarding placement, treatment, and sentencing.
Institute of Advanced Studies Volunteer ProgramFebruary 2014 to January 2015Volunteer Therapist at Grandma's House of Hope Orange, CA
I provided long-term individual cognitive-behavioral therapy at the transitional shelter to a caseload of 12 women transitioning to independence.
I established a resident-to-community leader training program and supported residents using best practices for stabilizing at-risk populations.
I ran weekly independent living skills and processing groups on anger management and conflict resolution, court and program compliance, cooperation with law enforcement, probation, and social services, and work readiness, career assessment, and job skills advancement.
I trained support staff and held psychoeducational seminars on reinforcing sobriety, chemical dependency and addictive behaviors, encouraging family reunification, supporting the chronically mentally ill, preventing homelessness, promoting treatment and medication adherence, crisis intervention, and emergency stabilization of incoming victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
County of Orange Health Care Agency - CCPUMay 2013 to June 2014Clinical-Forensic Psychology Practicum Intern II/Evaluator Orange, CA
I conducted legally-mandated prospective adoption evaluations and court-ordered psychological assessments for foster care dependents.
I made recommendations to the court and Social Services regarding developmental delays, placement and adoption concerns, incompatibility issues, dysfunctional behaviors, trauma indicators, medical and mental health problems, and other red flags.
I analyzed investigative reports, placement history, school transcripts, and treatment records.
I assessed and interviewed dependents and collateral contacts to obtain corroborative personal accounts, observations, concerns, and opinions of the dependent and the prospective adoption.
I conducted psychological testing to assess intellectual abilities, developmental achievements, personality traits, and psychosocial functioning in response to inquiries from caretakers or treatment providers about placement failures, academic problems, interpersonal and social difficulties, emotional dysregulation, dysfunctional behaviors, mental health problems, medical complications, and other pressing concerns.
I also provided intensive case management services, coordinated care, and participated in collaborative meetings to plan all facets of a minor's placement needs with multidisciplinary agencies and treatment providers.
Orange Coast CollegeApril 2012 to May 2013Clinical-Forensic Psychology Practicum Intern II/Counselor Costa Mesa, CA
I provided short-term individual cognitive behavioral therapy to college students at the school's Student Health Center.
I performed psychological testing, in-depth intakes, and psychosocial assessments to clarify the client's diagnosis, guide interventions, and improve treatment outcomes.
I conducted crisis intervention with distressed students and coordinated care with Health Center medical providers.
I served as the mental health department's liaison with the Gay Straight Alliance and single-handedly developed and proposed 'Safe at OCC,' a new initiative to train campus staff and faculty about LGBT issues and concerns.
America On TrackSeptember 2011 to August 2012Volunteer Intern/Assistant Program Manager and Program Coordinator Santa Ana, CA
I co-supervised the Kids On Track program, a structured after-school program for at-risk and behaviorally-challenged elementary students.
I coordinated the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, an initiative providing hope, guidance, and services to children who have one or both parents incarcerated in a correctional facility through mentorship and community linkage.
I implemented safety measures, supervised academic tutoring, coached physical fitness, and prepared character development and leadership training lesson units.
I screened potential mentors, interviewed mentees, determined program eligibility, conducted risk assessments, and provided case management services to mentors, mentees, parents, guardians, social workers, school officials, and other collateral agencies.
IMALIVEAugust 2010 to August 2012Online Suicide Intervention Specialist Virtual, Online
I helped found the first-ever online crisis hotline and responded to individuals in crisis using the QPR Institute's proprietary method.
I provided crisis intervention, identified presenting concerns, persuaded clients to accept help, elicited commitment to a safety plan, made referrals to appropriate community resources, and maintained documentation.
Tutor / Coach / Editor / ConsultantSouthern California, California
I tutor clinical, applied, and forensic psychology graduate students from Alliant International University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology referred by former professors and supervisors.
I provide dissertation coaching and consultation to graduate students struggling to generate a topic, complete the literature review, determine appropriate methods, conduct statistical analyses with collected data, interpret findings, and generate discussion points.
I also provide coursework editing and assessment case consultation services.
Alliant International University - California School of Forensic Studies2015Doctor of Psychology (PsyD): Clinical-Forensic PsychologyIrvine, CA, USA
Alliant International University - California School of Forensic Studies2013Master of Arts: Clinical-Forensic PsychologyIrvine, CA, USA
California State University, FullertonBilateral International ExchangeFullerton, CA, USA
Concordia University2011Bachelor of Arts: Specialization PsychologyMontreal, QC, Canada
Dawson College2008Associate of Arts: PsychologyMontreal, QC, Canada
02/2016Behavioral Medicine, Med-Legal Cases, and Psychopharmacology
National Association of Professional Psychology Practice
Volunteer Intern/Assistant Program Manager and Program Coordinator
Online Suicide Intervention Specialist
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) : Clinical-Forensic Psychology Master of Arts : Clinical-Forensic Psychology Bilateral International Exchange Bachelor of Arts : Specialization Psychology Associate of Arts : Psychology
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