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Mental Health Manager

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Gainesville, FL
Posted:
November 17, 2012

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Robert Edelman, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 352-***-****

Village Counseling Center

Fax: 352-***-****

**** ** *** ******, ***** Y

abplqe@r.postjobfree.com

Gainesville, FL 32607

www.villagecounselingcenter.net

HIGHLIGHTS Interviewed numerous times in the National News by the Associated Press

on issues related to child sexual abuse

State and National Presenter/Trainer in the area of Child-on-Child Sexual

Abuse as well as Evaluation and Treatment Issues related to Children and

Adolescents with Sexual Abuse and/or Behavior Problems

Invited Member of the Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse and Children with

Sexual Behavior Problems Strategic Planning Committee, State of

Florida, Department of Children and Families, Office of Family Safety

Appointed Member of the Gabriel Myers Florida Work Group related to

Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse established by Florida Department of

Children and Families (DCF) Secretary George H. Sh eldon

Responsible for the evaluation (forensic and clinical) and treatment for over

a thousand children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems

Current CEO/President of the Village Counseling Center of Gainesville and

the Clinical Director of the Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment

(SAPT) Program

Founder and Co-Chair of the Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Task Force North Florida

Over 25 years experience in the mental health field and 16 years treating

children and adolescents with sexual behavior/abuse issues

Since 2001, Primary Mental Health Treatment Provider for the Department

of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in the provision of treatment and evaluation

services for juveniles with sexual behavior problems (Current Circuits 3,

4 & 8)

Former Clinical Director of a 24-slot day treatment program for Juveniles

with Sexual Behavior Problems

Former Director of Clinical Services of an 80-Bed residential treatment

program for children and adolescent with general psychiatric problems

which included 21-beds dedicated to adolescent boys with sexual behavior

problems

Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

(ATSA) and Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

(FATSA)

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NOTED Stop Sexualizing Our Children! How the Media Impacts

PRESENTATIONS Children s Sexual Development and Ways to Intervene !

The Child Center - Annual Conference. April 26, 2012. St Charles, MO. (Scheduled)

Child on Child Sexual Abuse: What is it and How to

Respond?

DCF Family Accountability Summit State Conference. September 7-9, 2011. Orlando, FL.

Stop Sexualizing Our Children! How the Media Impacts

Children s Sexual Development and Ways to Intervene !

National Child Advocacy Center - National/Annual Conference. August 23-25, 2011. New Orleans,

Louisiana.

Establishing a Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task

Force

Co-Presentation with Brandi Rhoden, LMHC. National Child Advocacy Center - National/Annual

Conference. August 23-25, 2011. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Compassion Fatigue and Debriefing.

Series of Trainings for The Department of Children and Families Protective Investigators,

Supervisors and CWLS Attorneys Circuits 3 & 8. May & June, 2011. Lake City & Gainesville, FL.

Psychosexual Assessment and Treatment of Children and

Adolescents. (7 hours)

Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (S.A.I.N.) December 17, 2010. Tampa, FL.

The Psychology of Adoption.

Alachua County Child Advocacy Center Annual Conference. November 2010. Gainesville, FL.

Psychosexual Assessment and Treatment of Children.

Florida Coalition for Children 2010 Annual Conference. October 18-20, 2010. Jacksonville, FL.

Psychosexual Assess ment and Treatment of Juveniles &

Stop Sexualizing Our Children.

Polk County Task Force on Sexual Abuse Prevention. September, 2010. Polk County, FL.

Recognizing and Treating Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse.

Presentation with Robin Rosenberg. 2010 Dependency Summit for Florida s Child Protection

Communities. October 23-26, 2010. Orlando, FL.

Stop Sexualizing Our Children!

Florida Network of Children s Advocacy Centers 7th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Child

Abuse. August 4-6, 2010. Orlando, FL.

Establishing a Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task

Force

DCF Office of Family Safety Dependency Summit 2009 State Conference. Co-Presenter: Shawn

Salamida, CEO, Partnership for Strong Families. August 26-28, 2009. Orlando, FL.

Stop Sexualizing Our Children!

National Adolescent Perpetrator Network (NAPN) 24th Annual/National Conference. Countering the

Counterproductive. May 17, 18 & 19, 2009. Tampa, FL.

Preventing Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 27th Annual/National Conference.

Teamwork in Trying Times: Improving Our Response to Sexual Abuse. October 22-25, 2008.

Atlanta, GA.

Intervention and Treatment Strategies to Prevent

Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse

State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. August 2008. Lakeland, FL.

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Intervention and Treatment Strategies to Prevent

Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse

Preventing Sexual Abuse: Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of Youthful and Adult Sexual

Abusers. Hillsborough County Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN) and the Florida

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (FATSA). March 2008. Tampa, FL.

LICENSURE & Licensed Mental Health Counselor State of Florida

CERTIFICATIONS Issued December, 1997 (MH 4473)

Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist State of Florida

All requirements met - July, 1998

Forensic Examiner, State of Florida

All requirements met - May, 2006

Qualified Mental Health Supervisor Florida

All requirements met - February, 2000

Qualified Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor Florida

Approved - February, 2012

CEU Provider State of Florida

Approved February, 2005

Certified Adoption Counselor State of Florida

All requirements met 2010

CURRENT Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

PROFESSIONAL 1999 - 2002, 2007 Present Date Clinical Member

ASSOCIATIONS

Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

December, 2007 Present Date __ Clinical Member

FORMAL EDUCATION Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) & Master of Education (M.Ed.)

December, 1994 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

Department: Counselor Education Area: Marriage and Family Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

April, 1989 University of South Florida Tampa, FL

Major: Psychology

CURRENT Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

CONTRACTS 2001 Present Date Current Circuits - 3, 4 & 8

Services: Psychosexual Evaluations; Juvenile Sexual Offender Therapy, (Individual, Family &

Group Therapy); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assessments (SAMH-3); Anger

Management/Conflict Resolution; Consultation; and Clinical Training.

Partnership for Strong Families

2007 Present Date Judicial Circuits 3 & 8

Services: Comprehensive Behavioral Assessments, Psychosexual Evaluations, Sexual Behavior

Assessments, Specialized Individual, Family & Group Therapy for Children with Sexual Behavior

Problems.

AHCA/Medicaid & Magellan Health Services

2006 Present Date State of Florida

Services: Comprehensive Behavioral Assessments.

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BOARD Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task Force _ _

MEMBERSHIP & Founder and Co-Chair July 2008 - 2011

VOLUNTEER

Adoption Review Committee Oct. 2007 Present

EXPERIENCE

Partnership for Strong Families, DCF Circuits 3 & 8

Alachua County Children's Alliance May 2007 2009

Volunteer Member

Alachua County Crisis Center 2007 - 2008

Board Member, Friends of the Crisis Center

Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville, FL Feb. 2006 Oct. 2006

Member, Training Committee

Association for Sexual Offender Providers (ASOP) - Florida _

President 1999 -2000

Alachua County Child Advocacy Center 1999 -2001

Board Member - Attended Board Meetings, Case Reviews and Planning Meetings

Alachua County Crisis Center 1992 - 1997

Volunteer Consultant, Trainer and Phone Counselor

PROFESSIONAL July, 2001 Present Date Village Counseling Center (VCC)

CEO/Clinical Director

EXPERIENCE

CEO & Clinical Director of the Village Counseling Center which is a for-profit and

contracted mental health provider with several state, non-profit and private agencies to

provide mental health assessments, treatment and consultation in seventeen (17)

counties of North Florida

Direct all agency staff and services related to substance abuse & mental health

assessments; psychosexual/amenability and comprehensive behavioral assessments;

sexual abuse treatment; juvenile sex offender treatment; case management; clinical

training and consultation; and adult, child, couples and family psychotherapy

(outpatient program)

Clinical Director, Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Program, which

provides intensive treatment to both children and adolescents who have demonstrated

sexually reactive or offending behaviors and/or who have been sexually abused

Provide clinical supervision to supervisors and staff as well as mental health

counselors seeking state licensure

Direct all contract negotiations and monitoring such as current contracts with the

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and Florida Department of Children and

Families

Provide on-going training and consultation for VCC, outside agencies and within the

community in a number of areas including: sexual abuse assessment and treatment,

juvenile sexual offender treatment, group counseling, program and staff development,

and clinical supervision.

Direct CEU & Training Program and supervise all Interns seeking licensure.

August, 1996 May, 2001 The ITM Group & Ted Shaw, Ph.D.

Associate Practitioner/Clinician

Provided outpatient treatment to sexually reactive children and adolescent sexual

offenders in individual, group and family therapy

SAMH Program Coordinator & Supervisor- Coordinated the completion of all

Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) assessments in a 4 county area

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Professional March, 2000 July, 2000 The Brown Schools of Florida

Experience Director of Clinical Services, Beverly Hills Residential Program

Assisted in the planning, development and licensure of a DCF state contracted 80-bed

(continued)

residential facility for males and females

Clinically directed all mental health related services that included specialized treatment

for sexually reactive children, adolescent sexual offenders and youth having general

psychiatric problems

Directly responsible for the supervision of approximately 40 staff including the Clinical

Coordinator, Educational Coordinator, Activity/Recreational Director, Therapists,

Teachers, Nursing Staff, Case Managers, Lead Counselors, Direct Care Workers,

Support Staff, Drivers and Interns

Developed all clinical policies and procedures, forms and programming

Resigned from position to pursue private practice

February, 1997 March, 2000 The Brown Schools of Florida

Founding & Executive Director, Alachua Threshold Program

Directed all program operations for a 24-slot day treatment and after school/outpatient

juvenile sex offender program

Achieved Deemed Status, one of the highest ratings by the Florida Department of

Juvenile Justice Quality Assurance Board for two (2) consecutive years

Supervised program staff of 15 including the Clinical Coordinator/ Therapist,

Educational Coordinator, Teacher, Case Manager, Lead Counselor, Direct Care

Counselors, Support Staff, Drivers and Interns

Developed and successfully maintained an annual operating budget of approximately

$700,000.00

Developed all program policies, procedures, and school contracts and operations

forms.

Formed and supervised an Advisory Board that included representatives from

numerous community agencies including: the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice,

Alachua County School Board, North Central Florida AIDS Network, State Attorney s

Office, Public Defenders Office, Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Crisis

Center, Victim s Advocate Program and the Alachua Family Psychiatry Center

Primary participant in the development of all program contracts and proposals with the

Department of Juvenile Justice, Alachua School Board, Alachua Family Psychiatry

Center and other local agencies

Coordinator of the local Brown School Adopt-a-Park Program and other community

service projects

June, 1998 October, 1999 The Brown Schools of Florida

Interim Director, Volusia Threshold Program

Interim Director of all program operations for a 24-slot day treatment and after

school/outpatient juvenile sex offender program located in Daytona, Florida

Supervised program staff of 12 including the Clinical Coordinator/ Therapist, Teacher,

Case Manager, Lead Counselor, Direct Care Counselors, Support Staff, Drivers and

Interns

Completed a 360 degree evaluation of the program which included implementing

program and staff changes at all levels

Directed the revision and development of all program policies, procedures, and school

contracts and operations forms

Primary participant in the development of all program and educational contracts

Assisted in the hiring and training of a new Program Director as well as other staff

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August, 1996 to February, 1997 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. [ City, State

Lead Clinician, The Recovery Center

Lead Therapist for a 14-bed, substance abuse program for male adolescents under

contract with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Florida Department of Children

and Families

Supervised program staff of 15 including the House Manager, Lead Counselor, Direct

Care Workers, Drivers and Interns

Responsible for coordinating and providing all counseling services and treatment

programming for youth

August, 1995 to April, 1996; Dr. Paul Wheeler

August, 1996 to November, 1996 Private Practice

Domestic Violence Counselor,

Certified Batterer s Intervention Program

Led and co-facilitated weekly counseling groups for men charged with domestic

violence offenses

Clinically trained and supervised by Dr. Paul Wheeler

January, 1996 to August, 1996 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. [ City, State

Coordinator, Adolescents Who Sexually Offend Program

Clinically trained and supervised by Dr. Ted Shaw, Former President of the Florida

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Coordinated outpatient services for youth admitted into the Adolescent Who Sexually

Offend Program

Liaison between Meridian, Dr. Shaw and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

January, 1995 to August, 1996 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. [ City, State

Therapist, Child and Adult Brief Therapy Program

Provided assessments and outpatient treatment to adults and children with primary

issues on ADHD, depression, family conflict and sexual abuse

RECENT

TRAININGS Information Available Upon Request

ATTENDED

FORMAL TEACHING

POSITIONS & Information Available Upon Request

REFERENCES

Updated: FEB 2012

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