Involved in implementing the country's only parent education program to be conducted over a virtual platform. Was part of University of California's telehealth program, delivering mental health services over a virtual platform. Worked in an inpatient, locked unit in a state psychiatric facility, tailored for clients who suffer from treatment resistant, severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders.
Masters of Social WorkDecember 2016University of Southern CaliforniaPHI Alpha National Honor Society
Bachelor of Social WorkMay 2015Dominican College － Orangeburg, NYPi Gamma Mu International Honor Society
*Phi Alpha Rho Rho Honor Society
Social Work InternMay 2016 to Dec 2016 USC Telehealth － Los Angeles, CA
Contributed to the launch of the first virtual Parent Educator Program in the U.S.
Effective Threapy/counseling skills resulting in client showing measurable improvement as evidenced by standardized testing Exhibited ability to administer adult and child assessments resulting in an accurate diagnosis Completed case work that allowed clients to connect and receive outside services Taught child development and parenting skills to disadvantaged families to strengthen parent/child relationships Wrote and implemented Client Treatment Plans (CTP) to state requirements Collaborated with clients to write Specific, Achievable, Measurable, Timely (S.M.A.R.T.) goals, as part of the client treatment plan Administered, scored and analyzed standardized tests to ensure effective interventions Individual psychotherapy, adult and children through HIPA compliant tele-conferencing platform: Conducted initial assessment and diagnosed client Wrote and implemented treatment plans Conducted therapy utilizing evidence based intervention Completed all documentation in a timely manner Certified Parent Educator through Parents as Teachers - conducted through HIPA compliant tele-conferencing platform: Conducted initial assessment Conducted home visits Planned group connections for Parents As Teacher clients (attended virtually) Completed all documentation in a timely manor Administered, scored and analyzed standardized tests and assessments: Parent interaction with Children Checklist of observations linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) Patient Health Questioner (PHQ-9) Ages Stages Questioner (ASQ) Life Skills Progression (LSP) Parent Stress Index (PSI) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) Mental status exam (MSE) Adult Assessments (AIA) Child/ Adolescent Assessments (CAIA).
Social Work InternSep 2014 to May 2015 Nathan Kline Institute － Orangeburg, NY
Case work with individuals with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, depression, and borderline personality disorder.
Facilitated a social group to encourage appropriate socialization skills.
Completed discharge planning for clients, including filling out paper work for housing, and services that clients might need.
Social Work InternJan 2014 to May 2014 Rockland Psychiatric Center Quality － Orangeburg, NY
Observed discharge planning group.
Assisted with special projects, such as "Smoke Free Campus".
CASA WorkerJan 2008 to Jan 2010 CASA － New City, NY
Performed home studies to determine whether parent homes were appropriate for the children that resided there (Interviewed parents, teachers, neighbors) Submitted reports to Rockland County Family Court outlining determinations from home studies and interviews; Attended court proceedings for assigned cases Supervised Supervision Observed parent and child interactions and offered required redirection if a problem arose Provided emotional support to parents, upon request Submitted reports to Rockland County Family Court to help determine if supervised visitations should be continued; Attended court proceedings for assigned cases.
Teacher Assistant - Teacher Assistant CertificationFeb 2007 to Nov 2011 Saint Dominic's Home － Rockland, NY
Worked with developmentally delayed children with severe behavioral problems and emotional challenges Recognized for continually working with the most disabled children in the school and making marked progress Interacted effectively with students, their families and the treatment team Created and taught lessons on coping management skills that students used daily Consistently commended for ability to redirect students exhibiting behavior problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviors Nominated for team performance award 2011.
Living Skills TeacherJan 2005 to Jan 2007 Epilepsy Foundation － Pearl River, NY
Taught independent living skills in the community to clients.
Case management: Assisted with finding housing, seeking employment and problem solving.