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Mental Health Home

Location:
Henderson, NV
Posted:
March 03, 2019

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Marie L. Cook, LCSW, LSCSW

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Henderson, NV 89002

913-***-****

ac8nz2@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

*/**** ** ******* ******** Supervisor/Mental Health Therapist

United Citizens Foundation

Las Vegas, NV

Provides initial assessments and on-going individual and family therapy in Clark County School District, and in private office using techniques that may best meet patient needs including Psychotherapy, Supportive Therapy, Art Therapy techniques, Play Therapy techniques, Music Therapy techniques, Relaxation techniques, Anger Management techniques, CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Program coordinator substance abuse prevention project. Provides supervision and instruction for student intern. Provides Clinical Supervision to therapists per Medicaid expectations.

10/2017 to 4/2018 Mental Health Therapist/Case Manager

Spring Mountain Behavioral Health Centers

Las Vegas, NV

Manages evening Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program as lead therapist using techniques that may

best meet patient needs including Psychotherapy, Supportive Therapy, Art Therapy techniques,

Play Therapy techniques, Music Therapy techniques, Relaxation techniques, Anger Management

techniques, CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Provides supervision and instruction for student intern.

Completes psychosocial assessment at time of inpatient admission.

10/2011 to Present Mental Health Therapist/Clinical Supervisor

MLC Therapy (Private Practice-Contractor)

As independent contractor, Provided direct on-going clinical supervision for other contract therapists. completed client intake assessments, diagnosis and treatment. Created initial plan of care. Provided on-going mental health therapy to assigned groups, individuals (children, teens and/or adults), and/or families, using techniques that may best meet the individual needs of each client including Psychotherapy, Supportive Therapy, Art Therapy techniques, Play Therapy techniques, Music Therapy techniques, Relaxation techniques, Anger Management techniques, CBT, DBT, and EMDR.

4/2017 to 10/2017 Medical Social Worker - PRN

Good Shepherd Hospice

Kansas City Metro

Provided ongoing counseling, resource referrals, comfort and support to hospice patients and families as patient care team member. Completed intake services and assessments of needs, provided referrals and counseling. Completed discharges. Provided grief counseling and bereavement services to patient families. Participated in weekly IDTs regarding Patient care planning.

1981 to 12/13 Agency Director/Social Worker (Part-time)

Adoption Counseling, Inc

Independence, Missouri

Directed operation of agency. Assigned staff and completed home assessments regarding child placement issues including adoption, guardianship, and divorce custody. Assigned staff and completed family counseling, education, and on-going social services to families and children regarding child placement issues, working primarily with harder to place and special needs children.

5/2009 to 8/2012 Medical Social Worker

Heartland Home Health and Hospice

Kansas City Metro

Prior Acting Volunteer Coordinator

Provided ongoing counseling, resource referrals, comfort and support to hospice patients and families as patient care team member. Completed intake services and assessments of needs, provided referrals and counseling for Hospice and Home Health patients. Completed discharges for hospice and home care patients. Provided grief counseling and bereavement services to patient families. Participated in weekly IDTs regarding Patient care planning.

02/2007 to 12/2008 Medical Social worker

Vitas Hospice

Kansas City Metro

Provided ongoing counseling, resource referrals, comfort and support to hospice patients and families as patient care team member. Completed intake services and assessments of needs, provided referrals and counseling for Hospice and Home Health patients. Completed discharges for hospice and home care patients. Provided grief counseling and bereavement services to patient families. Participated in weekly IDTs regarding Patient care planning.

09/2006 to 01/2007 Medical Social worker Continua Hospice & Home Health Kansas City Metro

Provided counseling and support to hospice patients and families. Completed admissions and discharges, assessments of needs, provides referrals, and provided counseling for Home Health patients. Participated in weekly IDTs regarding Patient care planning. Acted as assigned agency Safety Officer

1992 to 08/2006 Health Science Research Specialist

VA Medical Centers-Eastern Kansas

Topeka and Leavenworth, Kansas

Sought and coordinated initiation of research projects regarding quality of care,

Participated in collection and processing of research information in

multi-hospital cooperative studies. Completed clinic management, initial screening, enrollment of patients, collection and data entry in pharmaceutical trials as well as trials considering Primary Care Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hypertension, CHF, COPD, Diabetes, Peripheal Vascular Disease and Prostate Cancer. Participated in follow-up process including direct patient contact and chart review. Co-Coordinator Chronic Illness Clinic pilot program providing care and education for patients. Participated in preparation of JAMA publication.

1996 to 1998 Social Work Intern

VA Medical Centers-Eastern Kansas

Topeka & Leavenworth, Kansas

Supervised organization of Peer Support Group designed to assist mental health inpatients moving to outpatient independent living situations. Provided on-going counseling and referrals for services for individuals, couples, and families in Mental Health Clinic setting. Assisted in management of group process dealing with anxiety in Mental Health Clinic setting. Worked with veterans and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings, dealing with issues including PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, psychosis, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, stress management needs, neurological disorders, mild to moderate dementia, homelessness, inadequate support systems, suicidal/homicidal ideation, anger, adjustment to chronic illness, and, marital discord.

1987 to 09/1992 Health Educator/Research Specialist

Truman Medical Center-West

Kansas City, Missouri

Designed and implemented continuing prenatal education program, completing research and data collection for publication. Worked with other community service agencies in coordinating similar programs. Designed and implemented on-going peri-natal data system, compiling statistics related to prenatal history, labor, delivery, and, immediate post-partum care regarding every birth in this large community hospital setting.

1987 to 1989

Pioneer/Penn Valley Community College

Kansas City, Missouri

Taught coursed in Parent Training and Discipline, a required course for Missouri Division of Family Services Foster Parent licensing program.

1984 to 1988

KMBZ/KMBR Radio

Fairway, Kansas

Radio Producer/News Editor

Wrote and edited news stories for on-air in news/information format. Produced talk show format including direct production of Rush Limbaugh's Six O'Clock Hour, afternoon variety show, and political debates. Produced and directed major league and college sports coverage, talk shows, and special news/information programming.

05/1974 to 09/1984

Missouri State Division of Family Services

Social Service Worker II

Assisted in development and implementation of successful recruitment efforts and education programs in placement of special needs children in adoptive homes. Provided instruction to social workers and agency supervisors statewide. Delivered on-going social services to families and children.

05/1973 to 05/1974

Saunders County Office of Mental Retardation

Wahoo, Nebraska

Home Program Manager

Supervised training and counseling of recently institutionalized mentally disabled adults in semi-independent living environment, preparing for move to independent living quarters.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2010 to 7/2011

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

Business Administration, AAS

05/1995 to 12/1996

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas

Master's Degree-Social Work

1983 to 1987

Avila College

Kansas City, Missouri

Graduate Credit-Psychology

1969 to 1972

Mount Saint Scholastica College (now Benedictine College)

Atchison, Kansas

Bachelor's Degree-Sociology

Additional Undergraduate hours in Education

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

LSCSW-Kansas

LCSW-Nevada Approved for supervision of licensed interns

Gerontology Certification

EMDR trained provider (IGTP/PRECI certified, Childhood Complex Trauma & Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation specialty training)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Current Board Member- Phoenix Street Foundation, Henderson, NV

Former Officer-Missouri Association of Social Welfare State Board of Directors

Former Board Member- Theatre in the Valley, Henderson, NV

Former Member-National Association of Social Workers

Former Member-Kansas City Funeral Consumers Alliance Board of Directors

Prior Member-Kansas City Metropolitan Adoption Council

Prior Member-Kansas City Regional Maternal and Child Health Planning Group

Prior Member-March of Dimes 1989 Drugs and Pregnancy Conference Committee

Prior Member-Muscular Dystrophy Association Planning Board

Prior Member-Metropolitan Kansas City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force

Prior Member-Kansas City Spirit Festival Board of Directors

Former Community Volunteer-Hope House Shelter for Battered Women

PUBLICATIONS

The Stressors and Demands of Peacekeeping in Kosovo:

Predictors of Mental Health Response. Military Medicine

The International Journal of AMSUS 2004 Vol. 169, No 3 A multi-site study.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2000 Vol. 53

Does Increased Access to Primary Care Reduce Hospital Admissions?

New England Journal of Medicine 1996 Vol. 334 A multi-site study.



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