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Associate Marriage Family Therapist/Professional Clinical Counselor

Location:
Escondido, California, United States
Posted:
October 17, 2018

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MIRANDA MATTAS

ac7ex6@r.postjobfree.com 442-***-****

HIGHLIGHTS

Proficient in Spanish and Italian

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counselor

Trained in EBP:

(CBT, ACT, DBT, Solution-focused)

Certified in Trauma-Focused CBT

Skilled in use of Cerner Electronic Medical Records charting

Gottman Level 1 Certified

Accomplished in facilitating educational workshops and delivering motivational talks

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office

EDUCATION

AUGUST 2018

MASTER OF ARTS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, azusa Pacific university

Dual emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling

JULY 2016

BACHELOR OF ARTS, azusa pacific universtiy

Human Development Major

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 – 2018

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST TRAINEE, sharp mesa vista hospital: Dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program

Provided group, individual and family therapy to clients diagnosed with primary mental health disorders as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders at an IOP level of care.

Facilitated multi-family therapy groups for clients enrolled in the dual diagnosis program and their family members.

Collaborated with clients to create safety plans tailored to their needs and level of risk.

Performed bio-psycho-social assessments and met with family/care partners whenever possible to create client centered treatment plans utilizing SMART goals for each client.

Designed and implemented a new tool to be used to tailor treatment planning to the client.

Established aftercare protocol while discharge planning to effect better long-term outcomes.

Created and revised curriculum for group psychoeducation.

Worked collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team (consisting of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists) weekly in treatment team meetings.

Provided group and individual therapy for adult intensive outpatient program treating patients with chronic mental illness including schizophrenia and other thought disorders.

Taught dynamic psychoeducation modules on CBT, DBT, ACT, relapse prevention, 12 step, and SMART recovery, among other mental health subjects.

Conducted CSSRS and brief CSSRS scales to identify and address safety risks.

Maintained relationships with community mental health care partners to provide clients holistic support and meet diverse needs.

Researched and utilized community resources to improve aftercare treatment outcomes and offer personalized case management resources.

Competently used Cerner electronic medical record charting to Joint Commission Standards.

Administered, scored and evaluated the PHQ-9 and GAD-7.

2012 – 2015

LEADER, “FOR WOMEN ONLY” RECOVERY GROUP, the rock church

Facilitated discussions and exercises aimed at: creating healthy boundaries, identifying co-dependent behaviors, addressing unhealthy relationship patterns, and improving self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Provided counseling support in group and one-on-one formats to women for whom they or their partner was suffering from sexual addiction.

Taught an intensive one-year curriculum series in recovery from sexual addiction and trauma.

Worked with domestic violence victims to develop safety plans and provided community resources to aid in implementing plan.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2015 – PRESENT

ART INSTRUCTOR/CLASSROOM AID, miller elementary

Volunteer in elementary school classrooms in a low-income school zone, working with diverse student populations to teach art and how to use visual and expressive therapies.

Work with students at various grade and ability levels to creatively increase student attentiveness, and emotional awareness while simultaneously decreasing conflict and undesirable behaviors in the classroom.

Collaborate with teachers, school counselor, principal, parents and staff to foster a positive behavior intervention- based approach for children with emotional disturbances and learning difficulties.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Certified by the National Institute of Health for protecting human research participants

AHA certification for Basic Life Saving Skills for Health Care Providers

MULTI-CULTURAL COMPETENCY

2018 Black Minds Matter Workshop Certification

2018 Training in cultural sensitivity to better support immigrant, refugee and multinational families in crisis and transition

2006 Believers World Outreach, Uganda- Taught basic skills classes to children in orphanages

2003-2005 Boys & Girls Club, Gaeta, Italy- Taught cultural immersion classes to U.S. military children



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