Elizabeth Shaw, LCSW
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Degree: Masters Program in Social Work, May 2000
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1996
Lincensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) State of Florida License No. SW 12904
Qualified Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers, effective March 2018
American Heritage School, Plantation, Florida
Lower School Counselor, July 2012 - present
Created counseling program at private school for grades Pre-K through 6th. Individual and group work with students, as well as family and administrative meetings to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. Academic Coach for elementary children to enhance Executive Functioning skills. Built and implemented Character Education Program for Elementary School.
Community Network, London, England
Social Inclusion Manager, June 2011 - June 2012
Created telephone support groups for senior citizens living in isolation in the United Kingdom. Trained and supervised facilitators on group dynamics and group leadership. Directed Social Inclusion Program and provided supervision for employees. Traveled throughout the UK to speak publicly about social inclusion and provide outreach to low income communities and individuals.
(May 2005 - June 2011, at home to raise family)
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, New York, NY
Adoption Social Worker, August 2001- May 2005
Work in International and Domestic adoptions, finding proper placements and services for children upon adoption. Performed home studies for potential adoptive parents. Lead presenter at International adoption seminars. Trained and supervised new Adoption Social Workers. Provided pre and post-counseling for families experiencing difficulty with the adoption process. Led monthly support group for Single Parents.
Arbour Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA
Psychiatric Social Worker/Primary Therapist, May 2000 - July 2001
Conducted psychosocial assessments and short-term therapy and case management within the hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Programs for both children and adults. Provided individual and family therapy for clients with varying mental illnesses and disabilities. Provided case management services including identifying and procuring essential aftercare services for patients returning home after hospitalization.
Center for Family Connections, Cambridge, MA
Adoption Therapist/Supervised Intern July 1999- July 2001
Provided therapy and consultations for families of adoption. Specialized in individual and family therapy with adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents. Handled new intakes for clients. Worked on evaluations and assessments for the Department of Social Services.
The Boston Renaissance Charter School, Boston, MA
School Social Worker/Supervised Intern September 1998- May 1999
Individual and group counselor for adolescents with emotional/behavioral/physical disabilities aged 10-13. Conducted psychosocial assessments as well as parent and family work. Assisted with crisis interventions.
Walnut Street Center, Somerville, MA
Case Manager July 1997 - September 1998
Provided support, crisis intervention, short and long-term counseling, group services, and case management for adults with Developmental Disabilities. Lead Sexuality Education groups.
The League School of Boston, Newtonville, MA
Employment Training Specialist/Teacher July 1996 - July 1997
Vocational training of individuals with Autism aged 16-22. Collaborated on work and behavioral plans for students to follow in order to integrate appropriately in the community.