Development and implementation of residential, respite and stabilization programming
Computer web & print content
Demonstrated outstanding case management (caseload of up to 40) and dedication to clients, as evident by repeated promotions through out tenure
Demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to children as evidenced by more responsibility throughout tenure
Graduated with academic honors
Honors and Professional Organizations
PSI CHI The International Honor Society in Psychology (current)
American Counseling Associations (current)
Common Ground, Mount Mary College (current)
Wisconsin Counseling Association (current)
Respected leader, and member of community organizations and interdisciplinary teams. A philosophy of hope and sense of purpose to provide quality services, resources and programs for children and families in need of community Resourses and services. Dedicated to improving the quality of educational involvement for children and families with a special interest in family involvement
Support Services Program Coordinator, 01/2014 to CurrentAODA － Milwaukee, WIDeveloped Access to Recovery Spiritual Support Group servicing individuals in the community with addiction barriers. Facilitate weekly group with a maximum of 18 participants. Developed and implemented "Health & Wellness Workshop. Developed and implemented Access to Recovery Annual Spiritual Retreat for 25 participants with educational workshops focusing on Meditation & Relaxation, How to Motivate Others and Team Building. Maintain all essential documentation and program goals and objectives.
Professional Counselor-IT Independent Contractor, 08/2013 to CurrentM&S Behavior Clinic － Milwaukee, WIIndividual counseling for children, adolescent, and adults in need of psychotherapy counseling. Individualized patient treatment plans with patient during treatment duration. Established collaborative relationships with clinical treatment team of doctors, nurses, social workers, psychiatrist, and case managers. Conducted initial clinical assessments for perspective clients. Assisted in the recording of patient Wisconsin Works Program (W-2), clinical mental health reporting. Attended clinical team meetings and consultation. Key Achievements: * Developed agency Community Resource Guide in 2012, used to assist clients in finding resources within the community and throughout Southeastern, Wisconsin. * Developed United Behavior Health insurance alert diagnostic sheet to assist with client care. Psychiatrist, insurance, and psychotherapist diagnostic, goals, and measurable outcomes guideline developed.
Administered new test sessions from the computer for student placement testing, 01/2011 to 01/2012Assessment Proctor － Milwaukee, WIMount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI 1/2011 to 1/2012 Student Success Center Administered new test sessions from the computer for student placement testing, utilizing Accuplacer system. Responsible for presentation and implementation of Accuplacer instructions to student testers. Recorded course placement on student placement sheets. Key Achievements: * Facilitated and administered computerized student placement testing. * Collaborated with Director of Student Services and Assessment Proctors.
Restaurant and Hospitality CEO/Facility Operator, 01/2008 to 05/2010Brooklyn's Restaurant and Hospitality Facility － Milwaukee, WIDuties included hiring restaurant waitresses, cooks, and maintenance personnel. Conducted interviews with all potential candidates. Developed menus and collaborated with sales associates, food service, Wisconsin Department of Health Restaurant Association, and vendors. Responsible for maintaining monthly Wisconsin Food Code check list, organizing catering, wedding receptions, private parties, and musical entertainment. Managed operation shifts and scheduling for employees. Key Achievements: * Owning and Operating a Restaurant * Honored by The Milwaukee Restaurant Association for new Business in City of Milwaukee
Treatment Counselor/Lead Treatment Counselor/ Unit Supervisor, 05/1993 to 07/2007St. Rose Youth and Family Center － Milwaukee, WICollaborated with Director of Residential Treatment, Residential Unit Therapist and treatment staff in residential care, treatment and development. Coordinated and supervised agency programs in Residential Treatment, Respite Care, and Stabilization. Counseled adolescent females living on residential units in crises intervention, utilized Behavior Modification, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Reality Therapy. Conducted adolescent admission interviews from Milwaukee County, Dane County, Washington County, The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, and Wraparound Milwaukee. Executed monthly recreational and menu planning by developing activity and menu sheets. Observed court hearings and established court expectations. Assisted adolescents in formulating survival skills to aid in transition from residential treatment to community living. Facilitated weekly social skills and psychotherapy educational groups using the Family Teaching Model. Organized and set-up new agency over flow residential program. Responsible for supervising eight to eleven adolescent females and four full-time and part-time treatment counselors. Key Achievements: * Demonstrated outstanding case management (caseload of up to 40) and dedication to clients, as evident by repeated promotions through out tenure. * Developed, organized, and implemented residential and respite program and services for adolescents and treatment staff.
Living Skills Specialist, 06/1992 to 05/1993Lutheran Social Services － Milwaukee, WIFacilitated supportive, AODA, women's issues, criminal thinking and living skills services/counseling for women transitioning out of the correctional system into the community. Responsible for group coordination and facilitation of 12 women in day treatment and residential treatment programs. Key Achievements: * Collaborated with community, local, and state correctional officials as part of the client's care and treatment plan. * Facilitated Criminal Thinking groups.
Children's Care Worker, 06/1990 to 08/1992Penfield Children's Center － Milwaukee, WIProvided direct care to children with developmental disabilities through a series of developmental and educational activities. Responsible for maintaining structured developmental activities, floor time and behavioral modification. Developed and maintained strong community alliances with county/state agencies and child welfare agencies. Key Achievements: * Demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to children as evidenced by more responsibility throughout tenure. * Developed floor- time activities in accord and with agency protocol and procedure.
Communication's Telephone Operator, 05/1984 to 07/1988All City Communications － Milwaukee, WIServiced 1,000 in-coming, out-going calls daily from doctors, lawyers and professional agencies. Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services emergency line, and personal accounts with various communication services, paging, radio linking and cellular phone service. Responsible for message taking and following client protocol in handling after hour incoming calls Key Achievements: * Honored by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel operator of the month. * Lead communication specialist of 8 on duty communications operators. * Developed and implemented "Operation Day" for communications operators.
Children's Care Assistant, 06/1981 to 08/1984Carters Child Care Development Center － Milwaukee, WISummer Advancement Program Provided direct care to children through a series of developmental and educational activities. Responsible for the nutritional planning for children teams programs. Team leader of five child care workers and three summer (SAP) students. Developed and maintained strong community alliances with county/state agencies, police departments and child welfare agencies. Key Achievements: * Demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to children as evidenced by more responsibility throughout tenure. * Developed nutritional menu plan in accord with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Masters of Business Administration:Business AdministrationCardinal Stritch University － Milwaukee, WI, USCardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI Masters of Business Administration 6/2013 to present
Master of Science:CounselingUpper Iowa University － Milwaukee, WI, USMaster of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Concentration 9/2009 to 5/2013 Graduated with academic honors Upper Iowa University, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science:Psychology,2009Milwaukee Area Technical College － Milwaukee, WI, USBachelor of Science Psychology 8/2006 to 2009 Graduated with academic honors Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
Certificate of Completion:2012Mount Mary CollegeTrauma Certificate of Completion, Mount Mary College, 2012
Certification:Techniques of Counseling,2007The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, INC. And The North American Certification Project "Professional Certification As A Child And Youth Care Practitioner", 2007 License Professional Counselor- IT COURSEWORK Techniques of Counseling Competency in interviewing techniques Multicultural Counseling Competency in techniques for counseling multicultural clients Theories of Counseling Competency in understanding theories and apply theories of counseling to various population Child/Adolescent Counseling Competency in intervention techniques for child/adolescent counseling Group Procedures in Counseling Competency in formation and stages of group process 10 hours of group work during course Counseling Assessment and Program Evaluation Competency in program evaluation and individual screening and assessment measures Psychopathology Competency in assessment and diagnosis according to DSM-IV-TR Advanced Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Competency in the principles , models, and documentation formats of bio psychosocial assessment and models of supervision Trauma Counseling I Competency in trauma assessment and treatment Trauma Counseling II Competency in trauma diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis according to DSM-IV-TR. Application of advanced treatment principles Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling Competency in AODA assessment and screening Addiction Counseling Competency in AODA treatment models
Counseling across the Lifespan,2005MOUNT MARY COLLEGE PRESENTATIONSProfessional Identity & Ethics Competency in counselor professionalism and code of ethics according to ACA (Code of Ethics, 2005) Counseling across the Lifespan Competency in human developmental theories and counseling strategies Cognitive Behavior Therapy Competency in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and treatment Practicum, Internship I and II 700 supervised hours completed with co-occurring disorders , 280 hours of direct client contact, 180 hours of AODA/trauma work MOUNT MARY COLLEGE PRESENTATIONS
ACA Trauma Certificate of Completion, Mount Mary College North American Certification Project "Professional Certification As A Child And Youth Care Practitioner"
Duties included hiring restaurant waitresses, cooks, and maintenance personnel. Conducted interviews with all potential candidates. Developed menus and collaborated with sales associates, food service, Wisconsin Department of Health Restaurant Association, and vendors. Responsible for maintaining monthly Wisconsin Food Code check list, organizing catering, wedding receptions, private parties, and musical entertainment. Managed operation shifts and scheduling for employees
MOUNT MARY COLLEGE PRESENTATIONS
Clients, Therapy, Case Management, Menu Planning, Teaching, Mental Health, Accounts With, Cellular, Incoming Calls, Journal, Telephone, Sap, Food Service, Maintenance, Sales, Sales Associates, Scheduling, With Sales, Masters Of Business Administration, Mba, Documentation, Access, Team Building, Testing, Axis, Billing, Client Relations, Coping, Microsoft Office, Ms Office, Training, Dsm, Interviewing, Aca
Administered new test sessions from the computer for student placement testing
Restaurant and Hospitality CEO/Facility Operator
Treatment Counselor/Lead Treatment Counselor/ Unit Supervisor
Living Skills Specialist
Children's Care Worker
Communication's Telephone Operator
Children's Care Assistant
Masters of Business Administration : Business Administration Master of Science : Counseling Bachelor of Science : Psychology , 2009 Certificate of Completion : 2012 Certification : Techniques of Counseling , 2007 Counseling across the Lifespan , 2005
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