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Mental Health Couselor/Therapist Resume


Desired Industry: Healthcare SpiderID: 62590
Desired Job Location: Succasunna, New Jersey Date Posted: 7/25/2012
Type of Position: Part-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate:


Objective:
To empower clients to recognize their potential for growth and development, where they can identify and utilize their strengths to enhance their quality of life; To provide venues of social work as needed.


Experience:
October 2011 V Present V Morris Transitional Education Center. Morristown, NJ
Joanne Gorman, Principal
Provide positive behavioral supports, crisis intervention and management as needed
Direct feedback to academic teachers utilizing redirection and de-escalation techniques as needed
Work with students toward creating behavioral goals
Provide ongoing communication with academic teachers regarding feedback on the latest research
developments to enhance the staffs knowledge of positive approaches towards behavioral
intervention strategies.
Monitor staff/student interactions to encourage positive student development and support conflict avoidance in the classroom environment.


July 2010 V 2011 - Capitol Care, Inc., Stanhope, NJ
Andrew Lutz, President
Organized Individual Habilitation Plans for 72 developmentally disabled individuals
Provided individual therapy sessions to address issues as needed
Conducted trainings bi-monthly for case managers, clinicians and residential managers at sites
Provided consultation for weekly meetings, group therapy, seminars and interdisciplinary team meetings
Composed Functional Analysis of Behavior for state approval (DDD).
Provided individualized services that included family and person-centered therapy serving toward eliminating stigma and other barriers to recovery.


March 2006 - 2009 V Occupational Therapy Consultants, Inc., Bound Brook, NJ
CPST Program/Catherine Gardner
Visited NJ Developmentally Disabled sites throughout the state addressing behavioral issues experienced by consumers
Worked in unison with interdisciplinary teams, case managers, psychiatrists/psychologists to implement behavioral evaluations
Composed Functional Analysis of Behavior
Conducted staff trainings to support and expand each identified consumers functional abilities
Implemented a person-centered behavioral approach to developmentally disabled consumers and taught skills for greater self-direction and meaningful integration back into the community.

April 2004 V 2006 V Community Psychiatric Institute, East Orange, NJ
Alan Furst, Executive Director
Provided treatment plans for 17 co-occurring, developmentally disabled consumers
Worked with an interdisciplinary team to formulate behavior modification plans and short/long-term goals to establish greater self-efficacy for the consumer
Conducted daily psychotherapy groups
Provided 1:1 counseling for consumers requiring behavior modification plans
Developed and maintained activities of daily living skills with consumers to enable them to support and maximize independent functioning.

November 2000 V 2004 V St. Clares Hospital/Behavioral Health Services, Boonton, NJ
Karen McLoud, RN
Assisted committed patients with daily living skills while on the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU); voluntary patients on the Adult Crises Unit, and children on the Childrens Crisis Unit
Provided psychological assessments of adaptive and intellectual abilities of patients/children working with an interdisciplinary team in providing solutions to crises
Conducted psychotherapy groups on each floor (PICU and both Crises Units)
Assisted staff nurses with intake modules and psychosocial evaluations
As a Behavior Health Counselor I contributed to the formulation of behavior modification plans for patients in crisis





Education:
Emerson High School, Emerson, NJ
Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ - BA/Psychology, Magna cum laude
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ V MA/Counseling

PSY-CHI Psychology Honor Society
Member: American Counseling Association
Volunteer for the American Cancer Society/Morris Unit
CPR/First Aid Certified
Active Participant: The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on
Developmental Disabilities/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School



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