PRIVATE PRACTICE, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist bringing more than 13 years experience in community mental health: counseling individuals of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults. Trained in various treatment modalities
including Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy and Parent Child Interactive Therapy. Clinical Supervisor committed to the knowledge and professional development of clinical staff.
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Licensed for 8 years
Expertise working in community based mental health and systems of care (Department of Children Family Services, Department of Mental health, Probation, Regional Center)
Trained in the supervision and management of clinicians and behavioral health staff
Competent and well versed in Cross Cultural Therapy
Knowledgeable and well versed in the legal and ethical responsibilities of Marriage and Family Therapist's
Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 01/2014 to Current Francis Diaz Bonales, LMFT – Brea
Independent contractor responsible for the delivery of mental health services to individuals,
children, and couples.
Assist individuals with a range of issues including: relational problems, dealing with life stressors
including: social adjustments, substance abuse, grief/loss, depression and trauma.
Collaboration with various EAP providers by providing evaluations and treatment
recommendations to their employees.
Facilitate support to families and individuals referred by insurance for mental health problems; assist in the
coordination of care.
Provided comprehensive case management services, including
creating treatment plans and
clients and families to appropriate resources.
Parent Child Interactive Therapy Program, Clinician/Clinical Supervisor, 09/2013 to Current Alma Family Services – Los Angeles
Trainer and Clinical supervisor for Parent Child Interaction Therapy Program.
and engagement with local 0-5 agencies including Department of Children and
Family Services to better serve parents who are working towards reunification
process due to various factors including to substance abuse and physical
neglect that lead to removal of children.
PCIT training of clinicians to ensure they successfully meet certification.
of children and caretakers to determine appropriateness of PCIT Therapy,
ensuring parents are appropriate for model of treatment.
workshops and training\'s to community at large with respect to building on
parent child engagement, understanding behavioral difficulties in children,
healthy parenting renting skills, child development, and mental health.
parents in building and establishing a support system to ensure they have
adequate support and are able to build on supportive relationships with their
with Department of Children Family Services and courts to advocate for parents who are successfully completing
program in efforts to support the parent\'s reunification and closure of their
cases with DCFS.
Provide clinical supervision and oversight to staff of 8 clinicians to
include individual and group supervision and weekly consultation to ensure
appropriate practice of clinical interventions, client care, crisis response
and compliance with legal and ethical standards.
Child Abuse Prevention Early Intervention Program, Program Supervision, 03/2011 to Current Alma Family Services, – El Monte
the outreach and coordination of Child Abuse Prevention Services with DCFS and
San Gabriel Pomona
Regional Center, to identify developmentally disabled Children and families with DCFS
and training of Child Abuse Prevention Specialist to ensure adequate
preparation and understanding of protective factors which influence a family\'s stabilization.
Develop intervention skills in managing difficult behaviors in children. Increase knowledge and understanding in identifying and providing comprehensive case management services to support
groups, parenting classes, legal aid, community resources ect.
and weekly supervision of Child Abuse Specialists to review cases including needs assessment and case management goals, address risk factors and mandated reporting responsibilities.
and participation with community partners for planning,
outreach efforts, and program development to better serve community at large.
Led presentations and training\'s regarding ICAN
program to parent groups, Department of Children and Family Services, Regional Center, schools, and community at large.
Therapuetic Behavioral Services Program Coordinator, 10/2008 to 09/2013 Alma Family Services – Los Angeles
Provide oversight of TBS Program and team of 6
Behavior Specialist, including
TBS case assignments, Monitor and assess services at 30 day progress review and
review to determine re-authorizations.
TBS training\'s to ensure staff is regularly trained on behavior reduction
documentation and approval of all billing and progress notes submitted by
Facilitate weekly group supervision at various
site locations in addition to weekly individual
Attend Department of Mental
Health TBS Quarterly meetings to keep abreast of new
developing information related to agency contracts, TBS Policy/ Regulations and
Conduct monthly chart reviews to assure quality of care and
Department of Mental Health Regulations.
School Based Clinician, 09/2005 to 10/2008 Alma Family Services – Pico Rivera
Coordination of mental health services to
students at El Rancho High School.
for the delivery of clinical services including multilingual/bicultural school based services
to adolescents struggling with an various types of emotional/behavioral issues such as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, grief, and trauma.
Development of clinical
evaluations/assessments, diagnosis, and treatment planning for all students being seen.
Assessment and management
of crisis intervention, provide consultation and support to school
administration to ensure safety and appropriate response to students needs.
Advocate and support
students in meeting their educational goals by attending IEP\'S, SST\'s and 504 meetings.
Facilitate workshops for
parents and teachers to increase understanding of mental health problems
In Home/School Based Clinician, 06/2003 to 08/2005 Western Youth Services – Anaheim
Responsible for the delivery of in home and schoolbased mental health services to children and adolescents experiencing social emotional problems related to adjustment, physical and sexual abuse,substance abuse, depression, and trauma.
Administered initial psycho-social evaluations and recommendations for treatment, crisis intervention, and appropriate referrals for coordination of care. Provided individual and family therapy for caseload of 27 clients.
Consulted with social workers, schools, support systems and various agencies to ensure coordination of care.
Developed client service plans, assessment/discharge summaries, and maintained accurate documentation of treatment and progress in accordance with Medical/Department of Mental Health guidelines and regulations.
Conducted AB 3532/882 Evaluations.
Participated in team meetings to provide information and make appropriate recommendations for treatment, discharge planning and case management.
Monitored medication management and consulted with psychiatrist for clients on medication.
Participated in planning and implementation of group therapy program; facilitated an ongoing group for 11-12 year old boys and girls.
MFT Internship, 01/2002 to 05/2003 Western Youth Services – Fullerton
Delivered mental health school based services to children in K-6th in Anaheim School District.
Provide collaborative treatment services with parents, teachers and administrators in implementing behavioral intervention programs.
Facilitated 10 week parenting classes at Fullerton Resource Center for court ordered and voluntary participants.
Administered appropriate intake evaluations and assessments in outpatient clinic.
Facilitated group therapy socialization program for 10-12 year old boy and girls.
Master of Science: Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy, 2003 California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton
Bachelor of Science: Sociology, 1999 California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton