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Mental Health Manager

Key West, Florida, 33040, United States
December 27, 2017

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Key West, Florida *****

Cell: 305-***-**** -


Compassionate, Self-motivated Mental Health Clinician with a wide range of experience in the Crisis Stabilization, hospice and dual diagnosis culturally diverse settings, on both an in and outpatient basis. Qualified supervisor, guiding incoming clinicians and team builder to maintain organizational goals and uphold values based patient care. Broad clinical knowledge providing in-depth psychosocial assessments, involuntary examinations, de-escalation and behavioral care planning. Enthusiastic group leader and family interventionist, to empower and guide the patient and caregiver through the treatment process. Expertise in referral and placement from the acute care setting. High commitment to excellence with an effective track record of audit compliance, strong organizational and multitasking skills. Results and priority oriented. SKILLS

Proficiency in E-clinical and Medhost documenting systems.

-Behavioral and treatment planning.

-DSM Diagnostic expertise and -treatment.

-Project Management

-Team Liaison


-Strong verbal communication

-Culturally Sensitive


07/2017 to Current 72,000 yr Clinical Therapist / Unit leader Coordinator Rural Health Network of Monroe County, Florida, Inc. – Key West, FL OutPatient Behavioral Health Program.

Program Development from inception., Treatment planning and implementation across DSM diagnosis.Marketing Outreach and group therapy.Proven growth of client base from inception of this program. Under federal funding compliance standards.E-clinical documentation .Supporting Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director in daily operational functions of the unit.

09/2008 to 07/2017 72,000 yr Senior Clinician / Case Manager In and Out patient Programs Lower Keys Medical Center / dePoo Hospital – Key West, Florida Rural Community Hospital located on the island Key West. Full Baker Act receiving facility.

Providing supervision and guidance to incoming clinicians and interns. Under the guidance of incoming unit directors assisted in transitions in leadership by team building to maintain administrative and staff teamwork. Ambulatory screening and crisis evaluations.

Behavioral health care planning, case management and psycho-therapeutic interventions for individuals, familys,, and groups. Working in conjunction with the team psychiatrists planning behavioral and medication interventions to expedite treatment and refer to sober living, long term rehabs and complex mainland referrals.Clinical court testimony at competency hearings and state hospital placements.DCF, Baker Act reporting, knowledgeable regarding JACHO and HIPPA. Member of retention committee.

01/2008 to 09/2008 45,000 yearly Adult Admissions Coordinator

Guidance Care Center for Mental Health Community Mental Health Agency – Key West, Florida

Responsible for assessing adult mental health and substance abuse for incoming mental health clients to present for team meetings. Administering court mandated evaluations and assessment recommendations.

-Interfacing with Sheriff's Office.

-Clinical supervision masters level interns for licensure.

05/2005 to 11/2007 54,000 Clinical -Therapist / Case Management Coordinator Westchester General Hospital Adult 27- Bed Crisis -Stabilization Unit – Miami, Florida

-Developed social service case management program for chronically mentally ill patients in this fast paced CSU environment. Effective networking to maintain rapport and network with the public defender's office, and guardianship program to intervene for custody release patients and coordinate with the court liaison.Challenging interventions to address patient behavioral issues across psychotic disorders and dual diagnosis issues.

06/2002 to 05/2005 Clinical Social Work 53,000 / Case manager Vitas Innovative Hospice Care / Hospital and Nursing Home Teams – Miami, Florida

Active team member in three diverse hospice teams to perform emotional and validational support for dying patients and their family members. Inspirational Co-presentations with team chaplain. On call death attendance and facilitation of body removal. Coordinated care plan meetings between facilities and hospice staff. Co facilitated bereavement groups with chaplain.

01/1996 to 06/2002 Clinical Therapist 49,000 / Discharge Planner Mount Sinai Medical Center Geriatric Psychiatry 50 bed inpt – Miami Beach, FL

Large teaching hospital 50 bed unit, serving the mentally ill and medically compromised.

Multidisciplinary team environment.Active in developing validation therapy program for dementia and neurologically impaired patients.Complex assessment across DSM guidelines and treatment planning. Utilization review and insurance referral to ensure patient reimbursement. Mobilizing care by rapport building to maintain resources and expedite discharge of medically needy patients.Group and 1:1 therapy for high and low functioning patients. Cultural competence across European populations.

Individual and group supervision of concentration year interns.

09/1995 to 01/1996 Child Therapist 24,000 yr

Children's Psychiatric Center/ Miami Dade Public Schools 25,000 yr– Miami, Florida Contracted play therapist elementary and middle school students. 01/1994 to 07/1995


VAMC PTSD Inpt Dual Diagnosis Program Miami,florida Summer 1995

University of Miami Mailman Center – Miami, Florida Summer 1994

Florida International University

Sr Research Lab Coordinator

10/1990 to 06/1991 Sr Student Lab Coordinator

Florida International University Child Development Lab Tamiami Campus – Miami, Florida Recruited selected and implemented mother infant dyads for behavioral research study.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Work, Florida International and Barry University Faculty Advisor since 2002. Vice President Phi Kappa PHI, PSI CHI Fraternity.


Florida International University - Miami, FL

-1995 Masters Degree Social Work

-1993 Bachelor of Science: Psychology Florida International University - Miami, FL

Certifications and Interests.

Motivational interviewing Tact Training, Intervening with Challenging Populations, Hanley Center Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, Critical Incident Reduction, Spirituality Caregiver Stress, Trauma across the Life Span, Advance Training Personality Disorders, Suicide Risk and Prevention, Validation Therapy, Geriatric End of Life Care Issues, Baker Act Conferences, Therapeutic Strategies with Non-compliant Populations. CPR and TACT Trained.


Languages: English, Excellent Written and Verbal skills.

Note: References upon Request

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