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Jessica Claire
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Summary
Charismatic Psychology Professor with over 5 years in higher education. Accomplished lecturer who effectively articulates information and responds honestly to questions from students.
Skills
  • Computer skills i.e., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Enthusiastic people person
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong ability to prepare lesson plans and gather essential materials for classes of different skills
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Therapeutic Expertise
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Adolescent Development
  • Mental Health Support
  • File and Record Keeping
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Individual Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Data Confidentiality
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Group Counseling
  • Office Administration
  • Christian Counseling Background
  • Knowledge of the Ins and Outs of Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Family Therapy Background
Experience
Counselor, Jan2011 - Current
Keiser University West Palm Beach, FL,
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups that addressed treatment issues and reinforced patient's treatment plan.
  • Provided supervision and in-house activities to support program participants.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary team to develop individualized treatment interventions.
  • Acted as client advocate to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Interviewed consumers and families to determine eligibility for services.
  • Obtained or maintained proper licensure or certification to meet state requirements.
  • Documented patient progress through counseling and interaction.
  • Helped clients find solutions by teaching appropriate intervention techniques.
  • Assigned group or family sessions to assist with modifying problem behaviors.
  • Provided individual and group counseling to guide clients in areas of social and emotional needs.
  • Documented meetings, intervention and contacts with clients to optimize care.
  • Identified clinical or case management needs to promote quality of care.
  • Assisted clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Conferred with clients to discuss treatment options and therapy goals.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety and physical or substance abuse.
  • Maintained confidentiality through stringent handling of charts and data.
  • Empowered clients to tackle challenging situations with better and more diverse coping skills.
  • Discussed history and symptoms and evaluated potential clinical interventions .
  • Partnered with teachers to outline therapy goals and monitor progress against objectives.
  • Observed, interviewed and directly assessed clients to diagnose issues and determine optimal interventions.
Psychology Instructor, Mar2009 - Feb2011
Keiser University Miami, FL,
  • Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support. Wrote daily and weekly lesson plans for activities and lessons
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day to keep them engaged
  • Communicated effectively with educators from various grade levels
  • Initiated thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop their critical thinking abilities
  • Taught Language Arts Taught U.S History
  • Counseled students about future coursework required for completion of Junior High
  • Counseled parents about student's progress, including grades, state academic standards, behavior, goals, etc
  • Maintained thorough records of student attendance and grades
  • Maintained regularly-scheduled office hours to advise and assist students
  • Maintained a teaching load of 3 undergraduate courses each semester
  • Emphasized the importance of academic honesty with students and instructed them on proper citation of research sources
  • Counseled undergraduates in regard to educational and professional goals
  • Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions
  • Lectured and communicated effectively with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature and attending professional conferences.
  • Conducted research in Gender differences with assistance of student volunteers.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Taught 3 courses per semester to undergraduate students.
Psychology Instructor, Jan2004 - Dec2006
The Mentor Network Round Rock, TX,
  • Initiated, facilitated and moderated classroom discussions on various topics.
  • Facilitated group discussions to enhance understanding of psychology concepts and core theories.
  • Compiled, administered and graded examinations, assigning work to others when appropriate.
  • Developed, optimized and implemented course plans to meet specific instructional requirements.
  • Maintained complete and accurate classroom records, including attendance and grades.
  • Utilized range of instructional strategies and multimedia approaches to diversify instruction.
  • Connected with struggling students to offer additional support and enhance learning.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Taught 3 courses per semester to undergraduate students.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
Counselor, Nov2003 - Dec2012
Hook Junior High School City, STATE,
  • Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support them in overcoming mental and emotional problems
  • Completed documentation for all clients attending group sessions
  • Facilitated a weekly discussion group about relationship issues for men and women
  • Communicated regularly with family members and significant others during the treatment process
  • Communicated with local agencies, schools, churches, courts and employers regarding client involvement and attendance in programs
  • Conducted individual counseling sessions to address physical, mental, social and emotional problems caused by substance abuse
  • Planned and ran Youth Day, an outreach event targeted at benefiting at-risk youth and young adults
  • Acted as a role model for clients by exhibiting positive behaviors
  • Conferred with parents and guardians, teachers and administrators to resolve clients' behavioral and academic problems
  • Trained co-workers various counseling methods in helping the clients that the facility served.
  • Monitored behavior in individual and group sessions and intervened when necessary.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups that addressed treatment issues and reinforced patient's treatment plan.
  • Acted as client advocate to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Documented meetings, inteventions and contacts with clients to optimize care.
  • Assigned group or family sessions to assist with modifying problem behaviors.
  • Provided individual and group counseling to guide clients in areas of social and emotional needs.
  • Provided supervision and in-house activities to support program participants.
  • Documented patient progress through counseling and interaction.
  • Identified clinical or case management needs to promote quality of care.
  • Partnered with teachers to outline therapy goals and monitor progress against objectives.
  • Empowered clients to tackle challenging situations with better and more diverse coping skills.
  • Discussed history and symptoms and evaluated potential clinical interventions .
  • Maintained confidentiality through stringent handling of charts and data.
  • Worked with care team to assess client needs and discuss collaborative treatment efforts.
  • Observed, interviewed and directly assessed clients to diagnose issues and determine optimal interventions.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety and physical or substance abuse.
  • Conferred with clients to discuss treatment options and therapy goals.
  • Assisted clients with identifying feelings and behaviors by asking open-ended questions.
  • Consulted with staff, insurance provider and family about treatment recommendations and progress.
  • Helped clients find solutions by teaching appropriate intervention techniques.
Core Teacher, Aug2004 - Jun2007
Company Name City, State,
  • Created and implemented lesson plans, modifying for differences in student learning styles.
  • Attended professional development training to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Customized innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences.
  • Designed challenging course to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Incorporated reading strategies to inspire confidence and demonstrate fluent reading skills.
  • Led general English, literature and creative writing classes during semester.
  • Conducted multiple assessments in compliance with district and state requirements to monitor and increase reading and writing skills.
  • Contributed to significant increase in student achievement on standardized testing for English comprehension by previewing test sections with students.
  • Urged students to choose books based on interests to boost reading frequency and engagement.
  • Raised average scores on Standardized exams by 10-20 points through goal-setting and improved study habits.
  • Tutored students requiring additional assistance in grammar and reading comprehension.
  • Tested students on concepts taught in class to determine comprehension levels.
  • Evaluated students' comprehension of lessons through relevant test questions.
  • Repeated key lesson information to teach grammar and help students grasp concepts.
  • Integrated technology into classroom settings to engage students and diversify instruction.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Established and enforced clear class objectives and requirements to promote consistent education for students.
  • Guided students to write for varied purposes and audiences to develop writing skills.
  • Made learning grammar fun by involving problem-solving and language play.
  • Integrated media content in class to improve listening skill, speaking skill and vocabulary.
  • Advised students to read topics or materials reflecting personal interests to encourage regular reading.
  • Identified students' level of reading difficulty to provide appropriate reinforcement.
  • Designed clear and creative learning materials to promote student engagement in pronunciation exercises.
  • Required spoken and written student responses to contexts to increase reading comprehension.
  • Handled disciplinary problems with calm and poise and reported escalating issues to principal.
  • Developed class learning plans to meet district and statement requirements for instruction.
  • Prepared informative classroom lectures on literature, poetry and historical authors to engage and educate students.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Employed wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Psychology, Gender Studies, Expected in 02/2010
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Northcentral University - Prescott, AZ
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Master of Science: Psychology, Expected in 09/2008
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California Coast University - Santa Ana, CA
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Doctor of Theology: Christian Counseling, Expected in 08/2004
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Promise Christian University - Pasadena, CA,
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Master of Theology: Christian Counseling, Expected in 01/2003
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Promise Christian University - Pasadena, CA,
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Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Expected in 06/2002
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California State University - Los Angeles, CA,
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School Attended

  • Northcentral University
  • California Coast University
  • Promise Christian University
  • Promise Christian University
  • California State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Counselor
  • Psychology Instructor
  • Psychology Instructor
  • Counselor
  • Core Teacher

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Theology
  • Master of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts

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