56 Greenwood Ave
Madison, NJ 07940
Licensed: New York # 076440
Licensed: New Jersey #44SC05429100
|| S.I.F.I. Certification, New York University
2003 - 2005
|| Yeshiva University, School of Social Work, NYC, M.S.W.
||Antioch University, Keene, N.H., M.A. Counseling Psychology
||Charter Oak College, Hartford, Connecticut, B.A. Psychology
12 YEARS AT
JEWISH BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
CONEY ISLAND CENTER
2928 W. 36 ST., BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11224.
Position: Senior Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker in group/individual treatment of Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill, day treatment and outpatient clinic.
1. Provided supervision as needed for staff, case associates and interns from 2007 - 2010.
2. Developed and led 12-15 groups per week for a population of 150 individuals. Provided psychotherapy and recovery skills development by utilizing quarterly and annual treatment plans to help clients move forward toward focused, progressive goals and outcomes. Maintained all records accurately and in timely manner, including bi-weekly progress notes, psychiatric tracking, hospitalizations, medical updates, medication records, HIPPA, and intakes.
3. Provided Individual therapy and case management with psycho dynamic psychotherapy, behavior modification, cognitive-behavioral interventions, relapse prevention, psycho-education, motivational interviews, vocational and readiness education, rehabilitation skills training, as well as harm reduction and AA models in drug and alcohol abuse.
4. Served as Internship Coordinator from 2003 through 2010. Recruited, trained, and supervised total of 30 students from Hofstra, NYU, Yeshiva, Hunter, Baruch, Touro, Long Island College and Adelphi colleges both before and after S.I.F.I. certification, N.Y.U., 2007.
1. Promoted to position as Sr. Soc. Wkr. provided auxiliary supervision in emergencies and staff shortages.
2. Functioned as acting supervisor during transition and agency re-organization. Duties included collaboration with Director on program changes and organized clinical staff scheduling, supervision and staff meetings.
3. Executed two rehabilitation programs in prevocational skills development for clients in a Thrift Shop and Sunshine Café. Duties encompassed supporting staff involved, and providing motivational training to symptomatic and schizophrenic clients in learning basic work skills, product display, product sales, cashier skills, stocking, and basic work attitudes and habits.
4. Initiated and wrote protocols for groups on a Quality Impact Project using AA and harm reduction models for MICA clients.
5. Designed and implemented multicultural groups with cultural competence in the special needs of oppressed, mentally ill people, the aged, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, gay and lesbian populations and others.
|| Developed a 13 year private practice in Hartford, Connecticut, utilizing clinical psychotherapy, family, and couples therapy with focus on young adult issues, gay and lesbian services (including HIV and AIDS), sexual abuse, PTSD, depression, and major depression with suicidal, bipolar and borderline features. ||
|| Conducted community outreach at women’s centers and conferences. |
|| Volunteered at St. Vincent’s Hospital (NYC) as end of life counselor. |
|| Volunteered at GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) in NYC for work with
AIDS crisis, group psychotherapy.|
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