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Mental Health Support

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
November 14, 2018

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Jo Ella Coleman, M.A., AMFT, PPS

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #88067

Pupil Personnel Services Credential #170237376

**** ***** **** **. *** Vegas, NV. 89113

707-***-**** ●


Sonoma State University, 2012-2015

Master of Arts, Counseling

Pupil Personal Services Credential (PPS)

Community Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

Sonoma State University, 2007-2009

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Santa Rosa Junior College, 2004-2007

Associate of Arts, General Education


School Counselor/Advisor: Taylor Mountain Elementary School, Santa Rosa, CA. January 2018-June 2018

Meet 1:1 with students to support social, emotional and academic success

Consult with teachers, principal, school psychologist, speech therapist, and office staff, and family members in order to support students

Provide crisis management

Participate in Student Study Team (SST) meetings, 504 Plan meetings, and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings

Conduct violence and suicide risk assessments

Facilitate conflict management conversations

Conduct classroom lessons on a variety of topics

Sonoma County Behavioral Health: Crisis Stabilization Unit, Santa Rosa, CA. December 2017-July 2018

Triage individuals for mental health crisis

Perform Mental Health Crisis evaluation

Communicate with community resources, detox facilities, local shelters in order to provide support to clients.

Refer client to inpatient hospitals, prepare packets for hospitalization, and interact with ambulance company for client transportation

Collect collateral information from clients loved ones

Consult with other clinicians, management, peer support specialists, and senior office assistants.

Sonoma County Behavioral Health: ACCESS Team, Santa Rosa, CA. July 2017-December 2017

Conduct initial mental health assessments

Provide ongoing case management to moderate to severe mentally ill adults

Provide crisis support

Assess walk-in client for mental health needs

Collaborate with clinical team consisting of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinicians, management team, registered nurses, senior client support specialists, peer advocates, and senior office assistants.

Mobile Support Team: SOS Counseling/Sonoma Department of Health Services SCBH, Santa Rosa, CA. April 2016-July 2017, March 2018-July 2018

Crisis Intervention

In-field crisis assessment

5150 Welfare Code documentation

Provide community resources

Respond with law enforcement to community members

Utilize databases to document interactions with individuals

Attend monthly trainings

Work closely with a team of clinicians, Alcohol and other Drug specialists, and management.

Support Specialist III: Buckelew Programs, Santa Rosa, CA. June 2015-April 2016

Medi-Cal billing

Activity of Daily Living Support

Medication Education

Crisis Intervention

Social/Community Skills

Facilitated Co-Occurring Disorder Recovery Group

CMHC Counseling Trainee with Humanidad Therapy and Education Services: Lawrence Cook Middle School, Santa Rosa CA. August 2014-June 2015

Individual Counseling

Personal/ Social issues

One Circle Group Facilitator

Girls Circle Curriculum

Renewal Room Adviser

Client/Student Advocacy

Pre-Service School Counselor: Sonoma Valley High School, Sonoma, CA. August 2013-June 2014

Individual Counseling

Personal/ Social issues

Crisis Counseling

Academic Advising

Group Counseling

Academic Success

Development of Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)

Participation in Every 15 Minutes Program for Junior and Senior students

Support with Pre-scheduling presentations for incoming freshman

Worked with reclassified 9th grade students

Pre-Service School Counselor: Dunbar Elementary School, Glen Ellen, CA. August 2013-June 2014

Individual Counseling

Personal issues

Social issues

Group Counseling

2nd Grade Boys Group

4th/5th Greif Group

5th Girls Friendship Group

Siblings Group

Classroom Guidance

2nd STEP Program


Relief Counselor, Progress Foundation, Santa Rosa CA (May 2013-2015)

Family Support Specialist, St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael CA (March 2010-Nov 2012)

Group Counselor, St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael CA (Nov 2004- March 2010)

Team Leader, St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael CA (Jan 2006-Sept 2007)

Associate Parent, The Children’s Village, Santa Rosa CA (Sept 2007-June 2009)

Group Counselor, Sunny Hills Children’s Garden, San Rafael CA (Jan 2001-Nov 2004)

Support client’s daily living

Monitor client’s medications

Conduct individual and group counseling

Maintain Medi-Cal billing notes

Teach appropriate social skills

Supervise community activities


Challenges of Youth Conference (April 2018 SCOE)

Minor Consent, SCBH (January 2017)

AMRS (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (2016

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Assessing and Treating Children Experiencing Problems with Bullying and Suicide- David Love, MFT 2015

Law and Ethics Conference – Redwood Empire CAMFT 2015

One Circle Foundation Training -2015

Court Appointed Supervised Visitation Monitoring – 2015

Santa Rosa Junior College High School Counselor Conference- SRJC 2014

Sonoma State University Counselor Connection Workshop- SSU 2013

University of California: School Counselor’s Conference- UC Davis 2013

College Board Counselor Conference- SFSU 2012


Review of 5150’s and Other Legal Holds in Mental Health

Experience with students grades K-12

14 years working in residential treatment facilities

Works well as part of a team

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

CPR/First Aid Certified

References available upon request

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