therapist trainee resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Expected in 08/2022 to to Master of Arts | Marriage and Family Therapy Alliant International University, Irvine, CA, GPA:
Expected in 06/2016 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of California, Riverside, Riverside, GPA:
Professional Summary

Compassionate Associate Couple and Family Therapist with active listening skills and the capabilities to build trust, help clients resolve personal issues and promote the achievement of life goals.

  • Family Education and Communication
  • Electronic Charting
  • Individual Sessions
  • Patient Information
  • Therapeutic Assessment
  • Counseling Services
  • Relationship Issues Management
  • Behavioral Skills Development
  • Documenting Sessions
  • Case Planning and Management
  • HIPAA Requirements
  • Individualized Treatment Plans
Work History
11/2021 to 06/2022 Therapist Trainee Wiseburn Unified School District | City, STATE, Hawthorne,CA
  • Provided school counseling for K-5 students and parents at Wiseburn Unified School District in Hawthorne, CA
  • Practiced systemic approach through collaboration with students, family, and school staff involved in mental health
  • Completed full biopsychosocial assessments to determine best courses of actions.
  • Practiced assessment of diverse cultural factors pertaining to clients and presenting challenges.
  • Utilized treatment planning which included client goal(s) by end of treatment, theoretical orientation for achieving goal(s), short-term goals and interventions, and assessment measures
  • Implemented Child-Centered Play Therapy interventions in creating space for emotional expression and providing guidance in identifying and processing emotions
  • Utilized Cognitive Behavioral, Attachment, Solution-Focused, and Narrative interventions to promote development of coping skills and encourage motivation towards goals.
  • Participated in weekly individual and group clinical supervision to supplement learning and growth as therapist trainee
  • Formed reliable relationship with clinical supervisor conducive to promoting well-being of students in counseling
  • Formed professional relationship with other clinical supervisors, as well as, small group members who aided in case consultation
  • Developed and managed caseload binder and responsible for tracking and reporting of client progress using S.O.A.P Note format
  • Effectively maintained caseload of 9 sessions per week using client-centered therapies.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
08/2020 to 06/2021 Therapist Trainee Outreach | City, STATE, Santa Ana,CA
  • Provided counseling services for K-8 students and parents at St. John Chrysostom in Inglewood, CA
  • Participated in 32 hours of training which encompassed Behavior and Performance Management approach, daily progress notes, collecting data and monthly reporting, crisis interventions/protocol, and ethical/legal issues
  • Utilized Behavior and Performance Management approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral interventions to help students in finding motivation and support towards their goals
  • Trained using S.O.A.P notes and data collection on individual, family, and academic issues.
  • Developed and managed client caseload binder and collected client specific statistics and data for monthly reporting
  • Participated in clinical supervision groups twice weekly to supplement learning and development experience
  • Formed professional relationship with clinical supervisors and small group members who aided in case consultation
  • Actively participated in supplemental learning for proper BBS documentation
10/2017 to 08/2019 ABA Behavioral Instructor 360 Behavioral Health | City, STATE, Long Beach,CA
  • Developed and implemented Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) strategies with children and adolescents (2-14 year old) struggling with neurological and developmental delays and issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Employed social and behavioral interventions and plans to promote continuous improvements through individual therapy with clients at home and in clinic
  • Participated in group clinical services involving interventions geared towards skill acquisition and reduction of problem behaviors in social contexts
  • Utilized positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, extinction of problem behaviors (escape, access, attention), Discrete trial training, differential reinforcement of other behaviors (DRO)
  • Collected behavioral data including measurement dimensions (e.g., rate, duration, percentage) and procedures (e.g., event recording, timing, time sampling, graphing, and inter-observer agreement)
  • Engaged with clients through verbal and non-verbal communication during structured and unstructured activities.
  • Demonstrated reflective listening and conflict resolution techniques to support development of coping skills.
  • Developed trusting rapport and maintained effective working relationships with family members

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School Attended

  • Alliant International University
  • University of California, Riverside

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist Trainee
  • Therapist Trainee
  • ABA Behavioral Instructor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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