Bring more than 25 years of diversified experience with adolescents, adults and Geriatrics, from a variety of settings and presenting a range of needs. Effectively use reflective listening, compassion, cognitive and emotional expression and coping strategies.
Facilitated a full range of psycho-therapeutic and Leisure services with diverse populations.
Practiced Art Psychotherapy with adult survivors of childhood abuse.
Successfully completed ROPES training, January 1988.
Coordinated Visiting Artist Program.
Target population : adolescents
Initial employ following Graduate School.
Program Developer, 10/1986 to 07/1987 METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER – New Orleans, LA
Initiated, developed, and implemented an Art Therapy program for adults from a full range of complex developmental disabilities.
Creative Arts Therapist, Art Therapist, 02/1985 to 09/1986 RIVER OAKS HOSPITAL Creative Arts Therapist – New Orleans, LA
Entry level position.
Provided clinical services, co/facilitated art therapy,
psychodrama, music and recreational therapies.
Initiated cooperative behavioral reward program
between internal therapeutic school and the Creative Arts Dept.
Coordinated “Visiting Artist” program.
Masters: Social Work, 2005 University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park - Long Beach, MS
B.S: Psychology , Saint Francis University - Loretto, PA
President of Psychology Club
administrative, Art, communication skills, creativity, Crisis Management, documentation, special events, Team Building, Marketing, presenter, processes, programming, public relations, Trainer
LICENSURE : LMSW, Mississippi State BOE # M7255. CIVIC & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Quickly establish relationships with persons served and team members. Logistics Co-Coordinator : Volunteer, Walk to End Alzheimer's, Biloxi, MS 06/14 - Present, Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group facilitator, Planning team member and panel speaker for a Caregiver education program for January 2015, Board member, Elected to President, Loaves & Fishes, Community, non-profit, feeding program