PROFILE MSW clinician with a passion for helping people create healthier families and a record of as a flexible problem solver with ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele, diffusing conflict with crisis management interventions and therapeutic modalities while working in partnership with colleagues of various disciplines.
EDUCATION Behavior Modification and FBA certified
Child Sexual Abuse Interviewing techniques certified
Master of Social Work, Temple University May •••••
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, St. Johns University May •••••
Whos Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities
9/••••• 4/••••• The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Cardiac Social Work Intern
Assessment of psychosocial functioning and capabilities of families with children carrying complicated cardiac diagnoses and heart transplant candidates; counseling for care planning and decision making, and community resource planning; collaboration with many disciplines, programs, departments and organizations in the accomplishment of these duties.
5/••••• Present Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. Delaware County, PA
Behavior Specialist Consultant/Mobile Therapist
Conducting functional behavioral assessments, developing treatment plans, designing and monitoring behavioral interventions and analyzing data; as team leader, facilitating quarterly interagency meetings, providing training and clinical supervision for therapeutic support staff, consultant to school staff and collaborating with treatment team members to individualize services to a familys needs. Provides child-centered, family-focused psychotherapy using a variety of modalities.
1/••••• 5/••••••••••Presbyterian Childrens Village Services - Rosemont, PA
Residential Social Worker
Providing clinical individual, group and family therapy to adolescents with complex behavioral health issues; formulating treatment plans; coordinating interagency meetings; discharge and aftercare services functions; interdisciplinary team collaboration; transporting to auxiliary services; liaising with external providers and received training in crisis intervention and de-escalation procedures.
8/••••• •••••/••••• Intercultural Family Services, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Healthy Start Family Advocate
Providing psychoeducation about health/mental health and housing issues to medically or socio-economically at-risk multi-ethnic pregnant and postpartum women and their families under Healthy Start Philadelphia program to reduce infant mortality rates; assisting clients with acquisition of various services safety committee member/site representative; collaborated in YFDP Truancy program.
SKILLS *Excellent verbal and written communications
*Proficiency in Windows OS, database, desktop publishing software, and spreadsheet software applications, and Internet
*MS Office fluency
*CPR and First Aid certified