Independently Licensed team oriented Clinical Social Worker with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies, who possesses in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Experienced in various clinical settings. Possesses strong organizational and leadership skills, skilled at multitasking and managing in highly stressful situations.
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 50 clients at any given time. Ran a 12 bed geriatric psychiatry unit.
Planned and implemented monthly CEU presentations for hospital and outside community.
Developed and managed private practice business including provision of all assessment, engagement, treatment planning and treatment , interfaced with insurance companies, billing and record keeping. Compliance with all required as outlined by NASW, HIPPA, INSURANCE CREDEBTIALLING. Developed and maintained community referral sources.Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications. Charted and recorded information in client files.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.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.Evaluated patients to determine potential need to transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions.Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders.Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and strengths focused treatment.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.Evaluated patients to determine potential need to transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
Managed team of social work professionals. Interfaced and provided consultation to nursing and medical staff on psychiatric unit regarding both daily management practices and clinical treatment. Managed and monitored statistical data regarding unit function. Worked with upper management of hospital to plan and implement strategies for effective function of the psychiatric unit. Built and maintained collateral contacts in cimmunity and referral and discharge resources. Completed all insurance approvals and utilization review. Monitored and approved all clinical documentation of staff. Worked a s a liaison between medical unit and psychiatric unit. Monitored and responsible for all record keeping compliance. Maintained census on unit. Interfaced with families and community providers.
Fulltime field placement Jessie's House/ SRO outreach 1997-98
Fulltime field placement Mt Holyoke College Counseling Center 1998
Psi Chi Honors Club
Concentration in Clinical and Developmental Psychology
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