Mental Health Couselor/Therapist Resume
|Desired Industry: Healthcare
|Desired Job Location: Succasunna, New Jersey
||Date Posted: 7/25/2012
|Type of Position: Part-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization:
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained:
||Willing to Relocate:
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.
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 staff¡¦s knowledge of positive approaches towards behavioral
ƒæ 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).
ƒæ 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 consumer¡¦s functional abilities
ƒæ 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
ƒæ 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. Clare¡¦s 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 Children¡¦s 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
ƒæ As a Behavior Health Counselor I contributed to the formulation of behavior modification plans for patients in crisis
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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