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Mental Health Management

Houston, TX
March 21, 2018

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Regina R. Jones

***** ******* ***, *******, ** **066

(T) 832-***-**** (Alt) 832-***-**** (E)


Strong communication and interpersonal skills; effective interviewing and assessment skills; case management and discharge planning skills; Out-patient and aftercare for chemical dependency clients; experience in crisis negotiation and knowledge of 12 Step philosophies.


Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- Texas License Number -10027

Specialized Training

Successful completion of TCADA approved training in Adult Education in the study of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling, December 1994

Professional Experience

FIC Coordinator • 311th Harris County Family Intervention/Infant & Toddler Court (FIC) • December 2010 – January 2018

Coordinate a family dependency drug court with a multidisciplinary team of 35, providing the structure and administration of the program as well as clinical diagnostics, brief intervention, and brief therapy referrals. Daily interaction with Harris County CPS regarding abuse and/or neglect, Harris County Domestic Relations Office, and Texas Attorney General Agencies for non-custodial parents in contempt of court-ordered child support. Work closely with the judges, attorneys, Child Advocates, CPS caseworkers and supervisors, and other Success through Addiction Recovery (STAR) Partnership relationships.

Assess clients for a level of care and make appropriate referrals to Intensive Inpatient Treatment /Supportive Residential, Intensive Outpatient/Supportive Outpatient Treatment.

Develop a full range of continuing care services for participants, including but not limited to Aftercare, Mentoring program, Visit Coaching, Life Skills Coach, Family therapy/ Individual therapy and Alumni associations and make appropriate referral to educational groups for chemical dependency clients with Harris County CPS and Harris County Domestic Office and Texas Attorney General Agency.

Generate and maintain STAR Partnership relationships with community resources needed to facilitate participant needs and also the needs of children for developmental delays as a result of substance abuse. Provides 24-hour emergency contact for each participant and treatment provider regarding participant change in status, notifying judges and attorneys.

Lead Counselor • Volunteer of America-Rogers Houston, Texas • January 2009 – November 2010

Responsibilities included admission & intake, assessment, case management, and treatment/discharge planning

Supervised CI’s and facilitated didactic educational groups.

Group Process management: Relapse Prevention, Seeking Safety, Family Education, Life Skills/ Communication Training, and Individual/Family sessions. Combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Motivational Interviewing

Service a variety of clients including: CPS cases, Probation/Parole, Self-referral, and COPSD

Caseload of 16+ clients

Mental Health /Co-Occurring Disorder COPSD Counselor

Life Branch Behavioral Healthcare System Houston, TX • March 2008 – January 2009

Coordinate and clinically supervise all case management services for Dually Diagnosed/Chemical Dependency clients and make appropriate referrals.

Case management from admission and intake to discharge planning including transitional/rehabilitation services

Caseload consisted of dually diagnosed/chemical dependency clients including but not limited diagnoses of major depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia.

Combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Motivational Interviewing

Primary Counselor, August 2007 – March 2008- COPSD Counselor September/2010 –January 2011• Santa Maria Hostel Houston, TX •

Carried caseload of 10

Facilitated didactic educational groups

Provided COPSD services to address client’s current mental health issues, and to undergo MHMRA eligibility for formal diagnosis and medication management

Administer the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.)

Educated clients on the effects of psychotropic medication, side effects, warnings signs, mental health symptoms, to report any changes to psychiatrist and develop coping skills to minimize her symptoms.

COPSD services provided to address current mental health issues, and provide transportation to MHMRA eligibility for formal diagnosis and medication management.

Combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Motivational Interviewing

Support Counselor LCDC • Watershed at Clear Lake Webster, TX • March 2003 – August 2007

Facilitated psycho-education and 12 Step groups, acting as a patient advocate, problem solving on the unit, and meeting with patients to resolve issues

Intervention coordination responsible for facilitating high risk patient intervention and staff education

Daily patient review, Step work and CD issues

Arranged patient transportation home from Texas facility, alumni coordinator


LCDC Training August 2003

Harm Reduction Training February 2018

Certified Anger Therapist March 7, 2018

COPSD Training February 2018

BHIPS 08/2007 & CMBHS March 2010

Motivational Interviewing March 2018

Infant Mental Health Specialist March 2012

SASSI Training February 2012

Cans Training March 2012

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