LYDIA R. BELL-JOHNSON
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Master of Science in Family Therapy June 2008
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Psychology December 2005
Minor: Social Work
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
Honors: Cum Laude
Clinical Coordinator/Support Service Coordinator (Full Time-40hours)
LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (PHP/IOP)-Hollywood, FL October 2017- Present
Input billing daily, utilize HMS billing and coding system, data entry of patient attendance and discharges
Managing the status of accounts and balances and identifying inconsistencies
Verify new patient insurance, complete registration, set aftercare plans or discharge of patients.
Provide therapeutic tasks as needed, such as conducting group therapy with co-occurring diagnosed adults (mental health and substance use diagnosis), completing intakes of new patients, conduct biopsychosocial assessments, create master treatment plans and treatment plan reviews, conduct utilization reviews with insurances and complete discharge/aftercare plans.
Program Therapist (Per Diem)
LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (PHP/IOP)-Hollywood, FL February 2017- October 2017
Facilitating four 45 minute psycho education group therapy for co-occurring diagnosis adult patients.
Utilizing electronic notes system daily to input group notes on each client within the group based on education and interventions completed.
Outpatient Therapist (Full Time- 25+hours) November 2015 – October 2017
CHRYSALIS HEALTH-Plantation, FL
• Provides intensive clinical therapeutic services to children adolescents, and adults with identified mental health or substance abuse diagnosis.
• Conducts in-home or in-office services to clients as requested by the area mental health including the specific hours requested. These services may be provided in the school setting by therapists identified as members of the school based therapy unit if the client’s presenting issues would be better addressed in that setting.
• Coordinate therapeutic interventions to the identified client in order to enhance and foster the client’s optimal functioning and interactions in the home and community.
• Provide continuous assessment of client needs, service availability and appropriateness.
• Collaborate cooperatively with treatment team members and the family in the provision of services to meet the goals developed in the Person Centered Plan.
• Provide the appropriate documentation for service delivery including treatment goals, progress notes and billing and submit said documentation as specified by Medicaid and CCHS standards.
• Be available for approximately 2 hours per week per client for service delivery.
• Document direct service delivery and submit said documentation according to Medicaid standards.
Outpatient Therapist (Full Time-30/35 hours) September 2015-November 2015
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH-Plantation, FL
Assesses patient mental status and problems by interviewing patients; obtaining personal information and medical history; consulting with other professionals; conducting and evaluating bio-psychosocial, diagnosing, preparing treatment plans and visiting patient on a weekly basis in school and at home where needed.
Designs and implements treatment programs by evaluating patient's willingness to change; setting treatment objectives; tailoring approach to patient's needs; consulting with other professionals; providing brief psychotherapy, crisis intervention and/or personal counseling utilizing individual, conjoint and group treatment modalities; providing information regarding community-based organizations and social services; completing discharge plans.
Educates family members by advising on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the treatment process; treating relationship issues.
Maintains patient records by following protocols; entering and updating data; maintaining case history and weekly progress notes derived from weekly counseling sessions.
Prepares clinical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing patient data and trends.
Protects mental health center's value by keeping patient information confidential; adhering to professional standards, agency policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local requirements.
Updates job knowledge by tracking trends in therapeutic approaches; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; attending bi-weekly mandatory supervisions.
Enhances mental health center reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessor (Full Time-35/40 hours)
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH-Plantation, FL July 2015-October 2015
Conduct clinical interview of the child at their place of residence.
Review of the child welfare file.
Conduct observation of the child within the community, home, and school environments (generally, their home and school or daycare).
Review the child’s academic record (to the extent to which it's available).
Conduct clinical interviews with biological parents (to the extent possible), current care providers, teachers, relatives, and other relevant historians.
Conducts assessments with clients to evaluate needs and risks; recognizing the need for professional intervention and referring to appropriate services.
Compile record reviews, interviews, observations while making appropriate recommendations to be incorporated in a narrative report to be turned in a time sensitive manner.
Program Therapist (Full Time-40 hours) Aug. 2008- July 2015
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH- Plantation, FL
Assist in assessment and maintaining responsibility for developing a unique treatment plan that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention that will address the needs identified in the assessment
Provided both didactic and therapeutic individual and group sessions to patients and families.
Carried responsibility for proactive assistance in discharge planning process for patients.
Makes collateral contacts regarding patients’ emotional and discharge needs.
Performs duties and conducts interpersonal relationships in a manner designed to project a positive image.
Ensures that all contacts with patients, the public, physicians and other agency personnel are carried out in a friendly, courteous, helpful and considerate manner.
Answers telephones in a prompt and courteous manner.
Displays concern and provides assistance or explains procedures as appropriate to callers or in face-to-face situations.
Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
Works with customers to identify problem areas and recommend solutions.
Exercises advocacy with the goal of enabling and educating the family to effectively advocate for the client.
Collaborates with other members of the agency or other interdisciplinary treatment teams both within the agency or community agencies, and community/government social services agencies.
Uses a variety of modalities and techniques as appropriate for situations and clients
Behavioral Specialist (Full Time-40 hours) Feb 2007 – Aug. 2008
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH- Plantation, FL
Assist in total patient care through implementation of therapeutic approaches and related health care functions, with special knowledge of the developmental process, life crises, and the 12-step model, to meet the emotional, social, physical and cultural needs of the patient population of children 6 to 17 years of age.
Perform duties and conducts interpersonal relationships in a manner designs to project a positive image of the agency.
Work with supervisor/manager and other members of agency to promote a harmonious work environment.
Display concern and provide assistance or explains procedures as appropriate in face-to-face situations.
Work with children to identify problem areas and recommended solutions.
Complete daily progress notes as well as home notes in order to help measure each client’s treatment progress.
Maintain and evaluate children’s behaviors by utilizing the Professional Crisis Management approaches and interventions.
Masters Level Therapist (Intern) (20 hours weekly) June 2007-June 2008
FIFTH STREET COUNSELING CENTER- Plantation, FL
Provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues.
Help develop specialized services, including immediate and regular information flow to the referring individual or agency.
Provide therapy for court order clients that are referred through a variety of agencies.
Provide therapy for varies populations such as, Drug and Alcohol abusers, Anger Management, Domestic Violence (Victim and Batterer), and Sexual Offenders.
Supervisor: William C. Rambo, Ph.D, LMFT
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group Facilitator (part time-2/4 hours weekly) May 2007- July 2008
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTATL HEALTH- Plantation, FL
Facilitating one-hour psycho education group therapy for 12 to 15 Emotionally Handicapped children whose diagnoses range from Major Depression, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, and Oppositional Defiant disorders.
Writing one note per child per group based on education and interventions completed.
OTHER RELEVANT TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
N.A.P.P.I. Training November 2016
Chrysalis Health (renewed annually)
National Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training (Certified) October2014/February 2015
Medical University of South Carolina
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training (Online Course) October 2014- Present
Medical University of South Carolina (10 hours) (renewed annually)
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern Aug 2008-Present
Heartsaver CPR (renewed every 2yrs) March 2008- Present
American Heart Association
Heartsaver First Aid (renewed every 2yrs) March 2008- Present
American Heart Association
Active Parenting Program Certified Trainer (8hrs) December 2007
Fifth Street Counseling Center
Professional Crisis Management (Certified Practitioner Level I & II) (30 hrs) March 2008- March 2013
Smith Community Mental Health (renewed annually)
Domestic Violence Advocacy Training (Certified Advocate) (30-40hrs) October 2004
Refuge House, Inc.
Parenting Tools Training (20hrs) June 2004
35-wpm, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, WordPerfect, E-Mail and Internet
Salary Requirements (Negotiable)
REFERENCES AVALIABLE UPON REQUEST