Lorre M. Taylor, LCSW
Washington, DC *****
Objective: Secure a License Clinical Social Worker position with the Department of Defense.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Magellan Behavioral Health January 2015-Current
Provide behavioral health consultations, assessments, individual and martial counseling, groups facilitation, community outreach, building community and behavioral health trainings and program briefings to command, service members and their families. Team Lead and oriented new MFLC counselors. Conduct referrals and warm-handoff to Family Advocacy Program, Military Police, Army Wounded Warrior Program, Medical Treatment Facility, and SARC pertaining to duty to warn incidences i.e., child abuse and neglect, domestic violence; referral and linkage to community and military resources. Provided counseling to students in the DoDEA school system to assist with coping skills and developing adaptive behaviors. Facilitate psycho-educational training to DOD staff, service members, children, families and couples at various military instillations to reduce maltreatment and domestic violence. Provide advisory services to military staff, military families, and the service members regarding child abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Program Manager, Educare July 2014 to January 2015
Effectively managed Head Start family services to support 300 families. Crated operational policies to provide seamless Head Start Case Management Services. Received successful reviews for mental health and family services programs. Supervised and trained six Head Start caseworkers. Managed successful family outreach programs. Provided behavioral health service to children and their families. Completed two successful family service projects. Provided staff development trainings. Managed the Child Plus electronic record system. Developed effective quality improvement and policies strategies. Provided behavioral health assessments and counseling to children and their families.
Adult Clinical Social Worker, Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital November 2013 to July 2014
Provided outpatient behavioral health services to dually diagnosis service members to improve their adaptive functioning. Facilitated quarterly training to staff. Collaborated with doctors, social workers, commanders, psychologist and psychiatrist to provide a comprehensive treatment plan and service delivery for service members. Preformed Crisis management interventions. Conducted mental health assessments and diagnoses, DBT and Trauma Focus groups, substance abuse groups, individual and marital counseling. Provided advisory services and trainings to other health care professional regarding sexual abuse, domestic violence and child abuse. Prepared weekly report, treatment plans, utilization reviews and discharge plans for service members utilizing electronic health records.
External Social Work Field Instructor, University of Southern California August 2012 to March 2014
Provided virtual field instruction to 12 master level social work students during their field placement. I help them understand the core concepts in the field of Social Work via weekly supervision, reviewing weekly process recordings teaching and training students. Developed collegial support and consultation with the field preceptors. Provided ongoing evaluation of the students’ educational progress. Collaborated with Preceptors to complete mid-year and final evaluation of the students. Maintained weekly supervisor and evaluations in the digital Learning Management System.
Military One Source Supervisor, Value Options August 2011 to March 2012
Implemented and managed crisis and telephonic EAP and behavioral health call center for service members and their families. Created effective operational policies for the telephonic counseling call center. Supported staff with crisis calls and developed the standard operating procedures to assist service members and family in crisis (child abuse/neglect, domestic violence or sexual abuse). Provided training on domestic violence, child abuse and neglect and how to assist the callers with restrict and unrestricted reporting Supervised and monitored 40 telephonic behavioral counselors locally and remotely.
Military Family Life Consultant Washington DC January 2010 to February 2013
Provide behavioral health counseling, groups facilitation, outreach, building community and POC partnerships. presentations and program briefings. Team Lead, oriented new MFLC counselors. Conduct warm-handoff to Family Advocacy Program, Military Police, Army Wounded Warrior Program, Medical Treatment Facility, and SARC pertaining to duty to warn incidences i.e., child abuse and neglect, domestic violence; referral and linkage to community and military resources. Facilitate psycho-educational training to DOD staff, service members, children, families and couples at various military instillations.
Private Practice/Consultant Washington DC July 2010 to December 2016
Developed and implemented my behavioral health and program management consulting business. Managed and provided private mental health practice for youth and family which included psycho social assessments, individual and family therapy, Discharge planning, linkage to referral resources in the community Conducted Critical Incident Counseling for various health insurance companies. Provided program evaluations for various nonprofit agencies.
Therapist Supervisor, City of Alexandria June 2008 to February 2010
Managed, and administered the System of Care (SOC) behavioral health program for children and families to reunify children who were removed from the home due to maltreatment and neglect. Supervised 9 mental health clinicians. Conducted community needs assessments to develop service delivery and marketing to underserved population. Reviewed psychosocial assessments treatment and discharge plans and conducted Medicaid continued stays and utilization reviews. Manage outreach prevention program to support children and families who were at risk for child maltreatment. Provided program evaluations for the agency, funder and the state. Implemented and managed Medicaid Mental Waiver program in the City of Alexandria serving 30 families, which generated a revenue of 50,000 annually for the SOC program. Managed an annual program budget of 250,000.
Behavioral Health Manager, Higher Horizons Head Start Program June 2007 to June 2008
Conducted behavioral health services to individual adult, couples, children and family therapy to restore optimum functioning. Facilitated psycho-educational groups. Developed and maintained community partnerships; public policy; supervised the case management staff, and managed service delivery systems to children and families. Provided field instruction and supervision to bachelor level social workers from George Mason University. Designed and implemented continuous program quality improvement in recordkeeping and service delivery systems. Established internal case review and record process to improve service integration and delivery; event planning; Developed and implement policy and procedures to ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Virginia Department of Social Services child care regulations; Under my leadership the family resource and behavioral health services received 100% compliance from Department Human Service Federal Head Start Program. Provide technical support to the Policy Council. Managed a staff of seven case managers.
Deputy Director, Clinical Alternative Resource Associates, LLC June 2005 to June 2007
Managed the day to day operation of the mental health facilities that served 1000 clients. Created and directed the daily operation of behavioral health agency. Managed 60 employees. Wrote Core Services Request for Funding Proposal and was award 2.5 million dollars from the state of Georgia to implement behavioral health serviced to children. Developed and monitored electronic health records that increased service delivery and improved medical billing accuracy and efficacy. Established and quality improvement and program evaluation for the agency. Reviewed Medicaid continued stays and utilizations. Increased the agency fiscal budget from 1 million to 2.6 million dollars during the first fiscal year. Responsible for the successful Medicaid audit score between 87-100 percent.
Clinical Therapist/Team Leader, Mentor Network March 2003 to June 2005
Conducted CAFAS, psychosocial and behavioral health assessments in a therapeutic foster care setting; analyzed current foster care and behavioral health polices; crisis intervention; discharge planning, coordinated casework services; case management, program evaluation, determined behavioral health diagnosis utilizing the DSM IV-TR; provided individual, couple and family therapy; facilitated treatment groups; maintained clients records (i.e., psychosocial assessments, daily contact notes, discharge summary, monthly and quarterly documentations). Work with biological families of children that has been maltreated.
Director of Outreach, DC Action for Children August 2000 to March 2003
Developed and managed youth and family advocacy groups to prevent and reduce indents of maltreatment in families; responsible for program development and implementation; developed and managed program budget; public policy; developed outreaching events and marketing to the community; grant writing, individual counseling; provided public testimony during city counsel hearings, developed policy agenda and recommendations for the District of Columbia; community organizing and coalition building, provide technical assistant to agencies; supervised staff; child welfare, behavioral health, youth employment and SCHIP policy analysis, and developed an outreach curriculum and training.
Youth Advocacy Coordinator, Covenant House Washington March 1998 to July 2000
Responsibilities included program developed and coordinated homeless youth advocacy services; public policy; developed and managed program budget; conducted needs assessment for children and families who were at risk of abuse or neglect; case management. conducted community organizing and coalition building activities; created child welfare and homeless policy analysis; prepare successful grant proposal and RFP’s, provides supervision to staff; prepared and presented to local and federal government agencies and policy makers; increase public awareness to policy issues related homeless youth, children and families in Southeast Washington, DC.
Nominated Magellan Military Family Life Counselor Employee of the Quarter (December 2017)
University of Michigan, Master of Social Work
University of Toledo, Bachelor of Social Work
Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker, April 2008- June 2019
Abilities and Skills
Group Facilitation Psychosocial Assessment Behavioral Health Status
Proficient in DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis Treatment Planning Program Evaluation
Policy Analysis Crisis Management Advocacy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Therapy Psychotherapy
Microsoft Office Behavioral Health Consultant Motivational Interviewing
Effective Communication skills Social Work Supervision Data Collection and Analysis
Microsoft Office Social Media Social Work Field Instructor
Trainings and Certification
Certified in 7 Challenges Substance Abuse Program
Certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Certificate PTSD Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Certificate in MET-CBT
Certificate in CPT
Certified in CPR
Certified Social Work Supervision
Certified Social Work Field Instructor
Trained in Child and Abuse and Neglect evaluation
Certified in HIPAA
Certified in Handle with Care