private practice licensed marriage and family therapist resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Jessicaco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
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
Work History
2014 to Current
Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Burrell Behavioral Health Salisbury, ,
  • 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 connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
08/2013 to Current
Parent Child Interactive Therapy Program, Clinician/Clinical Supervisor Alma Family Services City, ,
  • Certified Trainer and Clinical supervisor for Parent Child Interaction Therapy Program.
  • Outreach 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.
  • Oversight of PCIT training of clinicians to ensure they successfully meet certification.
  • Screening of children and caretakers to determine appropriateness of PCIT Therapy, ensuring parents are appropriate for model of treatment.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Assisting parents in building and establishing a support system to ensure they have adequate support and are able to build on supportive relationships with their children.
  • Collaboration 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.

02/2011 to Current
Child Abuse Prevention Early Intervention Program, Program Supervision Alma Family Services, City, ,
  • Facilitate 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 involvement.
  • Provide education 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.
  • Oversight and weekly supervision of Child Abuse Specialists to review cases including needs assessment and case management goals, address risk factors and mandated reporting responsibilities.
  • Collaboration 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.
09/2008 to 08/2013
Therapuetic Behavioral Services Program Coordinator Alma Family Services City, ,
  • Provide oversight of TBS Program and team of 6 Behavior Specialist, including Manage TBS case assignments, Monitor and assess services at 30 day progress review and 60-day review to determine re-authorizations.
  • Conducting TBS training\'s to ensure staff is regularly trained on behavior reduction tools, parenting skills, documentation.
  • Review documentation and approval of all billing and progress notes submitted by staff.
  • Facilitate weekly group supervision at various site locations in addition to weekly individual supervision.
  • Attend Department of Mental Health TBS Quarterly meetings to keep abreast of new   and developing information related to agency contracts, TBS Policy/ Regulations and implementation of practices.
  • Conduct monthly chart reviews to assure quality of care and compliance with Department of Mental Health Regulations.
08/2005 to 09/2008
School Based Clinician Alma Family Services City, ,
  • Coordination of mental health services to students at El Rancho High School.
  • Responsible 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 affecting youth

05/2003 to 07/2005
In Home/School Based Clinician Western Youth Services City, ,
  • 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.
2002 to 04/2003
MFT Internship Western Youth Services City, ,
  • 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.
Expected in 2003
Master of Science: Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton,
Expected in 1999
Bachelor of Science: Sociology
California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton,

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School Attended

  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Fullerton

Job Titles Held:

  • Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Parent Child Interactive Therapy Program, Clinician/Clinical Supervisor
  • Child Abuse Prevention Early Intervention Program, Program Supervision
  • Therapuetic Behavioral Services Program Coordinator
  • School Based Clinician
  • In Home/School Based Clinician
  • MFT Internship


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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