Assessment/Diagnosis/Crisis Care Clinical Mental Health Treatment Child, Adult, and Family Counseling Program/Workshop Development and Facilitation Case Management/ Advocacy Conflict Resolution/ Mediation /Coalition Building.
Priority Clinic Therapist11/2015 to Current
Performed crisis assessments in walk in crisis care clinic.
Consulted with interdisciplinary team (physician, nurses, and case managers) to determine appropriateness of care.
Assisted with inpatient hospitalization admission or outpatient service linkage as determined by assessed needs.
Therapist I - Home Based Services Program.
09/2015 to CurrentPark Center IncFort Wayne, IN
Therapist I - Ft.
Wayne Outpatient Program Practiced cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, TFCBT, and structural family therapy.
Performed initial diagnostic assessments to determine applicable diagnosis and treatment needs.
Performed individual, couples, and family therapy sessions for mental health, behavioral needs, substance abuse, crisis care, and other needs as determined.
Provided field instruction, mentoring, and supervision to IUPUI MSW student.
09/2013 to 09/2015
Provide structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy in the natural environment of families to individuals/families.
Provide interventions in TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, crisis intervention, and Play Therapy.
Perform intake assessments, ongoing re-assessments, development of treatment plans, and record session interactions.
Child and Family Therapist07/2012 to 05/2013St. Joseph OrphanageCincinnati, Ohio
Provided family oriented assessments and treatment and provided ongoing evaluations and updates as required.
Provided emotional support to both youth and family in order promote normative behavior.
Performed intervention services including individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention or consultation, and other intervention services as required.
Substance Dependence (SUDEP) Social Worker Trainee01/2012 to 04/2013Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical CenterCincinnati, Ohio
Completed initial assessment, Addiction Severity Index assessment, treatment planning, and other ongoing assessments as needed.
Provided individual counseling, with focus on substance dependence and focus on mental health needs.
Developed and facilitated group education and relapse prevention sessions; to include role play, psycho-drama, and small group methods.
Collaborated with Veterans services and public community services to provide optimal level of care and support.
Youth Worker01/2012 to 05/2013Lighthouse Youth ServicesCincinnati, Ohio
Monitored youth interactions and assured the care and supervision of youth in a group home setting.
Maintained program documentation, to include youth interactions/incidents, events, and facility issues.
Provided crisis intervention to youth and families.
Demonstrated, modeled, and provided education appropriate behavior management, problem-solving, and coping techniques to youth.
01/2011 to 06/2011Franklin County Children ServicesColumbus, Ohio
Family08/2010 to 09/2011Central Community HouseColumbus, Ohio
Developed and facilitated personal development groups for adults and youth.
Connected families to community resources to develop home management skills and to access community health care services.
Performed assessments for development of service plan, financial planning, and household management.
Provided field instruction, mentoring, and supervision to high school and community college students.
Child Welfare Caseworker III06/2007 to 05/2010
Child Welfare Caseworker Trainee University Partnership Intern09/2006 to 06/2007
Provided direct case management services, to include home visits, monitoring case progress, and providing crisis intervention.
Completed assessments and case planning and provided referrals, advocacy, and linkages for services.
Prepared/maintained case records, legal documents, and other case documentation; and gave court testimony for agency and family.
Community Service and.
Indiana National Association of Social Worker (NASW), Indianapolis, Indiana membership pending Grace United Church Youth Leader, Fort Wayne, Indiana 2015 - current National Association of Social Workers - Student Member, Washington, DC 2011-2013 Parliamentarian of University of Cincinnati Student Chapter National Association of Black Social Workers, Cincinnati, Ohio 2011-2012 University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Association. Cincinnati, Ohio 2011-2013 Ohio State University Student Chapter of National Association of Black Social Workers. Columbus, Ohio 2005-2007
Licensures Master of Social Work (MSW) (Concentration: Mental Health) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio Apr. 2013 June 2007 Licensed Social Work (LSW) - Indiana Indiana Professional Licensing Agency/Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC) - Indiana IN-AJSOP, Indianapolis, Indiana July 2014 LCSW examination pending) 2015