Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 22 years of post graduate experience.
Specialty areas include mental health, behavioral health, physical health and substance abuse.
Psychiatric Social WorkerMay 2009 Kaiser Permanente Case Coordination Center - Downey, CA
Conduct psychiatric evaluations for patients who present to a LA County Kaiser Permanente or Non Kaiser Emergency Room in mental health crisis.
Determine if the patient meets the criteria for a 5150 Hold or Voluntary inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
Assist in outpatient referrals and appointments for psychiatric and/or addiction medicine follow up.
Medical Social WorkerMarch 2003 to May 2009 Kaiser Permanente Medical Clinic - Palmdale, CA
Provided Biopsychosocial assessments, coordination of patient care, individual, group, family and conjoint therapy.
Facilitated Mind Body Medicine Classes and Co-facilitated group appointments for Specialty Clinics.
Conducted home health assessments for hospice, home health and palliative care populations.
Referral and resource linkage to internal and community entities.
Medical Social WorkerDecember 2001 to March 2003 Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital - Inglewood, CA
Individual, group family and conjoint therapy.
Quarterly support groups for Traumatic Brain Injury patients.
Co-facilitated the weekly Stroke Support Group.
Administrator/Clinical Social WorkerJune 1999 to January 2001 Catholic Charities - St. Tammany Branch - Slidell, LA
Providing intake and assessments.
Conducting individual, family marriage and group sessions.
Designing case treatment planning.
Facilitating community workshops, meetings and support groups.
Developing marketing and outreach strategies for agency services.
Supervising staff and interns.
Monitoring and maintaining the agency budget and the day to day operations.
Writing grants and maintaining grant funded programs.
Social Services CoordinatorJanuary 1998 to October 1999 Versailles Arms Apartments/SNAP New Orleans, INC - New Orleans, LA
Provided assessments, crisis interventions, information and referrals, case management and counseling to underprivileged/low income HUD residents and families.
Monitored and maintained the implementation of grand funded programs.
Assisted in the research, development and writing of grants.
Supervision of agency staff.
Participated in staff development, quality assurance, client recruitment and community outreach.
Children's Social WorkerJanuary 1993 to August 1997 Department of Children and Family Services - Los Angeles, CA
Investigated abuse and neglect in biological family homes, licensed foster homes, group homes, small family homes and foster family agencies.
Provided teaching and demonstration, group counseling, individual therapy, case management, information and referrals, psychosocial assessments and multidisciplinary team building.
Clinical Social WorkerJune 1991 to August 1992 Meadow Pines Psychiatric Hospital - Longview, TX
Provided clinical assessments, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, psychosocial evaluations, quality assurance, discharge planning and multi-disciplinary team building for psychiatric patients and their families.
Grambling State University1989Grambling, LA Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Gramblilng State University1991Grambling, LA Master of Arts: Social Work