therapist intern resume example with 4+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Innovative and compassionate Therapist Intern offering strength-based approach with trauma-informed care to support client growth and achievement of treatment goals. Currently pursuing LMHCA license combined with additional training in Adolescent and Family Therapy. Passionate about promoting mental health and fostering overall wellbeing for clients. Experience working with adolescents in a psychiatric day treatment setting with ages 11-19.

  • Training & Development
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Analytical skills
  • Group therapy facilitation
  • Intervention planning
  • Documentation requirements
  • Relationship-building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptive skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Clinical documentation programs such as AVATAR
Pacific University Hillsboro, Oregon, Expected in 08/2021 Master of Arts : Applied Psychological Science - GPA :
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Member of Student Ambassador Leadership Program
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN Expected in 05/2018 Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA :
  • Dean's List
  • Awarded Chancellor's List
  • Focus in Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Can Help Anyone Change April,2021
  • Anti-Racist Reflections Webinar by Tim Wise January,2021
  • Ethics, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), Ethics at LifeWorks, HIPAA
  • Behavioral Health, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA, Safety Plans and Basic ALICE,
  • Computer Security, Concurrent Documentation, Level of Care-Children
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries and Clinical Implications
  • Suicide in Adolescents
  • And Families, Mandatory Abuse Reporting, Medical Fraud and Waste Abuse, Medical
  • Necessity in Behavioral Health, Treatment Planning Training
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Training) 2017, 2019
Work History
Mcdonald's - Therapist Intern
Columbus, GA, 08/2020 - Current
  • Implemented therapeutic interventions to promote awareness and growth.
  • Counselled clients aged 11-19 years of age in the day treatment program
  • Consult with staff members on the team to provide treatment and services for all clients, including teachers, case managers, DHS workers, psychiatrists, etc.
  • Assist with interdisciplinary treatment planning including: formulating service plan, identifying strengths, clinical issues and focus of treatment, develop measurable clinical goals/expected outcomes, criteria for termination, and development of discharge plan
  • Provide milieu therapy utilizing trauma-informed care and a positive environment for clients that includes: interventions to enhance distress tolerance skills, radical acceptance, emotion regulation in the milieu, assist with building skills in peer socialization, problem solving, and trauma recovery
  • Provide group therapy and create engaging therapeutic and skills groups that are relevant to the needs of the milieu
  • Provide Individual therapy sessions with clients to assist with meeting treatment goals, using DBT, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, psychodynamic, Strengths-based, and a focus on Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Be available during milieu for individual check-ins when necessary for clients’ needs and needs of the milieu
  • Focused on positive youth development activities which included activities oriented towards client’s growth such as emphasizing their strengths, empowering a client to make their own decisions, provide opportunities for leadership roles and build positive collaborative relationships
  • Attend all client meetings, including school discharge meetings, wrap-around meetings, clinical review meetings
  • Work with the milieu team to complete 30-day clinical reviews on client’s treatment progression, goals, and determination of client’s treatment needs for next 30 days
Pacific University-Graduate Admissions Office - Administrative Work Study
City, STATE, 09/2019 - Current
  • Managed multiple projects simultaneously using organizational and analytical skills.
  • Staff front desk to greet visitors and potential new students
  • Positive, friendly and welcoming customer service skills
  • Assist admissions team prepare for events (open houses, interview days)
  • Administrative office tasks such as photocopying and filing
  • Lead campus tours for prospective students
  • Supported staff on special assignments, including admissions needs, open houses, and handling confidential files.
J & J's Pizza - Day Shift Manager
City, STATE, 05/2016 - 07/2019
  • Utilized interpersonal communication skills to enhance customer experience and add value to each interaction.
  • Recruited and interviewed candidates for management to evaluate readiness and fit for position.
  • Advised new employees on company procedures and policies to facilitate daily tasks and responsibilities.
  • Coached crew members to optimize performance and motivate toward more efficient work.
  • Managing shift employees occupational and operational needs
  • Responsible for financial management of daily store income
  • Navigating customer needs and large quantity orders
  • Prioritizing and multitasking various managerial responsibilities
  • Eliminated customer service issues by quickly resolving disputes and correcting problems.


Claire, A. (2018, April) Discrimination in Sentencing: Showing Remorse and the Intersections of Gender and Race. Presented at the Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference. Hammond, IN. Supervisor: Christabel Rogalin

Fagley, R, Claire, A. (2018, April) Discrimination in Sentencing: Showing Remorse and the Intersections of Gender and Race. Poster presented at Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference. West Lafayette, IN. Supervisor: Christabel Rogalin


Claire, A. (2021, July) Social Media Consumption and Attitudes Towards Law Enforcement Violence. Completed in partial fulfillment of requirements for Master's Degree at Pacific University. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Thesis Chair: Matthew Hunsinger PhD.

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School Attended

  • Pacific University
  • Purdue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist Intern
  • Administrative Work Study
  • Day Shift Manager


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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