Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing effective and empathetic care.
Seeks to provide effective and
supportive care while simultaneously continuing both
personal and professional development.
Worked with dual Diagnosed populations
Excellent Interpersonal skills
Extensive knowledge working with mood disorders
Partner in developing, organizing and running a parenting network group, to allow parents of our adolescent clients gain a positive healthy social network.
I was promoted to ASU Manager 1 year after original hire.
Developed a 5 week curriculum of teaching Neuroscience to psychiatric acute care adolescent and Adult wards, with Cygnet Hospital.
Bachelor of Science:Psychology2009Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USAPsychology
Associate of Arts:Psychology2008Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ, USAPsychology
Master of Science:Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience 2016Sheffield Hallam University , Sheffield , South Yorkshire , United Kingdom
My current dissertation involved investigating the bio-mechanics of traumatic brain injury in amateur boxing. Several amateur boxers were examined for cognitive deficiencies post sparring. Acceleration of punch force was calculated to determine if it could be used as a predictor for cognitive differences in post testing scores. Findings yielded significance in memory recall differences and visual impairments post testing.
Arizonas Children AssociationFlagstaff , Arizona Senior Family Support Specialist05/2013 to 08/2015
As an SFSS I am responsible for providing behavior management training
to clients and families; assessing the family's
need for additional services; acts as the program liaison
to community and provider agencies; and provides crisis
intervention as assigned. My position
provides additional clinical administrative leadership when needed by my
thorough child/family strength and needs assessments, utilizing the program
specific protocol. I have been
developing successful behavior management techniques and I develop those and
implement them with my
clients. With that I also design behavioral contracts
with the clients and their families. Should there be a need to crisis
management, I have been trained in providing
effective crisis management that includes following triage protocol and
treatment methods. I conduct educational activities that
promote clients understanding of treatment issues. I am required
to have an advanced knowledge of human development and
family life cycles in children and their families, understanding
situations that involve children and their families, and a advanced knowledge
of family therapist and child
techniques. I am required to have a deep understanding of the community and
working in a diverse multi-
The Guidance CenterFlagstaff, AZSubstance Abuse Case Manager09/2012 to 05/2013As the Substance Abuse Case manager I was
responsible for 200 plus client and ensured that they received the best
treatment possible. I was required to have the most up
to date knowledge of community resources and services available
to the substance misuse population. I maintained close
contact to clients by providing follow up calls and mailing letters
for contact. I also maintained contact by setting up
follow up appointments with clients. I was required to be crisis trained
and in that I was required to provide crisis services
during business hours to walk in clients. I have an advanced
knowledge of assessing level of risk and level of acuity
and was required to utilize clinical intervention skills to
de-escalate a crisis situation. I was responsible for
running monthly utilization reports that were collected and presented
quarterly to CFO and CEO of the agency. The
reports were used to keep the unit funded and relevant in our community. I
facilitated wellness and informational
groups with ASU clients, that helped maintain positivity, self advocacy, and
up to date resource information.
The Guidance CenterFlagstaff, AZAlcohol Stabilization Unit Manager07/2011 to 09/2012As the ASU Manager I was responsible for managing a twelve bed
stabilization unit along with ten staff that included five
Emergency medical technicians and five behavioral health
specialists. This position required me to oversee the safety of
clients and maintain a clean and comfortable unit for
clients recovering from substance misuse. I was required to design
groups based on recovery based techniques that would
allow clients to retrieve information in regard to resources in the
community and referrals to long term treatment
facilities. I reviewed clinical documents for accuracy and completeness to
ensure that clients were receiving the best treatment
possible. I held weekly staff meetings in which my staff were able to
voice concerns for the unit and participate in decisions
that would other wise be made for them. I maintained schedules
for the staff and allowed for open
communication between myself and staff. I was required to stay up to date on
involving substance abuse/misuse/addiction and was
required to train staff on such information in order to give the best
treatment available to clients.
The Guidance CenterFlagstaff, AZBehavioral Health Technician07/2010 to 07/2013As a BHT on the ASU my responsibilities included providing care and
safety to adults place on the Alcohol Stabilization
Unit. Assisted in client groups, provide transportation,
assisted clients in daily living activities, provided social activities,
and supervised client activity and provided other direct client services.
Obtained vital signs as directed.
Assisted in the monitoring of client self-administration
of medication. Arranged transportation of clients to medical
facilities and other treatment facilities as needed.
I have attended the following list of educational training's to further my knowledge of the field and community population that I work with.
A Biopsychosocial Model
disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
Issues in mental HealthTreatment
Substance Use Issues in Older Adults
Serious Mental illness
Rehabilitation and Recovery
and treating Depression in Young Children
Substance abuse in Older Adults
Symptoms of Mental illness