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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Analytical, Substance Abuse Counselor, certified through Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists since 2006, offers nine years working with individuals struggling with addiction. Passionate about continuing education through seminars, training programs and research.

Professional Experience
10/2013 to 09/2015
Substance abuse counselor Community Medical Services Show Low, AZ,
  • Effectively managed caseloads of more than 45 clients at any given time.
  • Facilitated therapeutic and didactic groups for 25 to 30 clients weekly.
  • Facilitated groups on relapse prevention, anger management, basic life skills, substance abuse education, stabilization and peer encounters.
  • Implemented and maintained structure, discipline and order of a therapeutic community.
  • Collaborated with mental health care professionals and outside agencies' in the development, implementation, an evaluation of client treatment plans.
  • Monitored, evaluated, and recorded clients progress according to measurable goals described in treatment plan.
  • Provided a nonjudgmental and empathetic therapeutic approach in supporting clients dealing with biological, psychological, social, spiritual, emotional, and environmental challenges.
  • Completed ASI and ASAM treatment assessments for newly admitted patients.
  • Coordinated care with the attending Medical Director.
  • Monitored, assessed, and requested adjustments to medically monitored methadone medication.
  • Assisted patients with treatment plan development focused on substance abuse, physical health, mental health, treatment readiness, relapse proneness and recovery environment.
  • Maintained monthly communication with patients to assist with working towards treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Completed coordination of care reports to ensure appropriate patient care.
  • Facilitated weekly 'Relapse Prevention' groups of 20 -25 patients.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Monitored patient medication lines to deter deviation.
  • Assisted with the collection of patient urinalysis samples.
  • Maintained monthly reports of all patient urinalysis results.
04/2012 to 06/2013
Substance abuse counselor Community Medical Services Scottsdale, AZ,
  • Conducted thorough biopsychosocial and family assessments for incoming clients.
  • Developed comprehensive referrals for psychiatric services and mental health therapy.
  • Recorded patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as Child Protective Services or the Department of Social Services to maximize full level of patient care.
  • Led patients in individual, family, and group therapy sessions.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Tracked client movement on and off the unit by documenting times and destinations of clients.
  • Assisted clients in scheduling home visits and phone calls and monitored effectiveness of these activities.
2007 to 07/2010
Substance abuse counselor Community Medical Services Phoenix, AZ,
  • Interviewed and assessed up to five new clients each week.
  • 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.
  • Assessed and wrote treatment plans and weekly progress notes for each client assigned to.
  • caseload.
Education and Training
Expected in
Master of Science degree: applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Services
Coppin State University - Baltimore, Maryland
GPA:
of America I am still attending classes at Coppin State University and plan to receive my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology by Spring 2017. Upon completion of the Bachelors of Science degree, my continued education plan is to applied Psychology and Rehabilitation Services
Professional Affiliations
Maryland State CSC-AD (2006) Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Skills

advanced problem solving, crisis intervention, deescalation of aggressive situations, CPR trained, negotiation and mediation, addictions specialist, extensive DSM-V knowledge, psychiatric population familiarity, suicide risk assessments, family assessments, superior communication skills, clinical documentation, solution focused counseling.

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School Attended

  • Coppin State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor

Degrees

  • Master of Science degree

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