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Carencro, LA
September 06, 2019

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*** ****** **. • Lafayette, LA ***08 • 337-***-**** •



LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, LA . 2003 Master of Social Work (MSW)

Internship, The Family Tree, Lafayette, LA, 2002 to 2003 Conducted individual, couple, and family counseling. Participated in community intervention programs including FAST and Project Link.

Internship, Acadiana Partial Hospital, Lafayette, LA, 2002 Conducted assessments, group therapy, referrals to inpatient treatment and provided follow-up treatment programs.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, Lafayette, LA .1987 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Professional Work History

Judice Counseling Services 7/2012 to present Private Practice Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Own and operate a outpatient private practice facility working with individuals, couples and families. Provide psychosocial and at risk assessments, treatment plans, psycho-social education, adult anger management and DWI/ OWI substance abuse groups, cognitive restructuring and empowerment to help reduce social, relational, family, work and school stressors. Utilize proven theoretical perspectives and techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Harm Reduction, Disease Concept, Play Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to help clients achieve optimum health. Work with multiple institutions including elementary and secondary education and judicial systems to address and help to reduce the effects of todays social problems. Lafayette Parish School System 2/2018 to 2018 Child Welfare and Attendance Social Worker

Provide direct brief solution focused problem solving and various social service advocacy for students with Tier III behavior challenges and students that qualify for La. Bulletin 1508 and 504 IEP/IAP accommodations. Also provide social service resources for regular education students that are having family and school problems due to truancy and challenging home environments. Provide grade school teacher, administrative and staff support during district school building level meetings, IEP meetings, informal and formal observation to improve teacher and student relationships and help to increase student academic performance. St. Martin Parish Schoolboard 7/2016 to 2/2018 Special Services/Pupil Appraisal Social Worker

Provide evaluations and re-evaluations as mandated by Louisiana Bulletin 1508. Advocate for students with disabilities, behavior problems, gifted and talented following guidelines by state and federal government and interpreted by St. Martin Parish School District. Assist school personnel and parents to identify students that are at risk for academic, behavior and health concerns. Attend SBLC meetings and prepare initial and triennial evaluation reports on all students who qualify for special services with a multidisciplinary team. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, Lafayette, LA previous 8/2004-12/2009…8/2015 to 5/2016 Adjunct Professor, Sociology 241 - Social Problems Prepare lesson plans, research articles and current events to provide relevant material in creating an in depth study and discussion among multicultural student populations on the effects of social problems in various societies. Compare and contrast social problems experienced and addressed by several communities, cultures and institutions. Provide an open forum for students to observe social problems, social norms and group dynamics in and outside the classroom. Motivate students to propose solutions to the ever evolving social problems we face and the systemic bridges and barriers to social change. St. Martin Parish Schoolboard 2/2013 to 10/2013 St. Martinville Health Center Social Worker

Provide individual and group counseling to school aged children grades pre-k through 12 in the St. Martin Parish School System. Complete psychosocial and at risk assessments and develop treatment plans for individual students and supportive services to their families. Work with a multidisciplinary team to provide optimum health care to all students in the system. Completed daily and monthly reports using electronic records as prescribed by parish and state guidelines. Provide group therapy that addresses a broad spectrum of social problems including anger management, social and life skills, age appropriate responsible behavior, and impulse control and substance abuse education.

MHN/Magellan Military Family Life Consultant/Counselor previous 7/2009 to 2/2013….10/2014 to 7/2016 Contract/Consultant/Counselor (Regional Supervisor from October 2013-July 2014) Provide consultations for service members and their dependent children as well as other caregivers on military installations at multiple sites on and off post. Provide psychosocial assessments and short term treatment plans for military members and their dependent children. Provide brief solution focused problem solving, harm reduction, and effective communication techniques to assist service members and their dependents manage symptoms of PTSD, multiple deployments, reintegration, and addictions. Conduct consultations with parents, teachers, administrators and other behavioral specialists to provide support through feedback and guidance on school and home intervention techniques. Modeled behavior techniques in classroom setting and offered alternatives to staff members in reinforcing desired behaviors with challenging students with emotional and behavior concerns attributed to grief and loss issues, family dynamics and maladaptive behavior patterns related to multiple deployments and reintegration of military service members. Provide educational presentations to service members, students, school staff members, parents and community on topics such as communications, conflict resolution, bullying, anger management and test anxiety.

Kids In Care 4/2007 to 7/2009 Contract Social Worker

Provide individual and group counseling to at risk school aged children grades pre-k through 12 in the St. Martin Parish School System. Primarily work with adolescent males with behavioral, family and social problems who have various support systems and social skills. Provide family intervention and counseling. Complete psychosocial and at risk assessments and develop treatment plans for individual students and their families. Provide group therapy that addresses a broad spectrum of social problems including anger management, social and life skills, age appropriate responsible behavior and impulse control and substance abuse education. IBC GROUP, Lafayette, LA 2/2006 to 3/2007 Social Services Director

Direct and coordinate all services in building a hospice program and provide all clinical services to hospice and home health patients. Provide education for volunteers, staff, and patient families. LHC Group, Lafayette, LA 8/2005 to 2/2007 Hospice Social Worker

Managed a caseload of 40 patients. Conduct bio-psychosocial assessments on all patients. Participated in interdisciplinary team care planning, and maintain clinical progress notes. Maintain a comprehensive client resource file for patient assistance, and negotiated with community agencies to provide resources for clients. Provide counseling to target symptoms of social/emotional distress. Assist client/family in decision-making and problem solving regarding alternative placement options. Utilize crisis intervention skills. 12 FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE, Lafayette, LA 7/2003 to 7/2005 Medical Social Worker

Provide services to patients treated by the facility including in-center and home dialysis patients and work with health care team to promote adjustment, rehabilitation, and improved quality of life. VERMILION HOSPITAL, Lafayette, LA 2/2000 to 6/2005 Assessment / Admissions Counselor

Provide psychiatric and chemical dependency assessments in hospitals, emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, schools, law enforcement agencies, or other public places. Assessments recommend an appropriate level of care for the client and assistance in arrangement for treatment when needed. Perform all case management, admissions process, insurance pre-certification and continued stay reviews, and market with referral sources, triage crisis calls, and brief crisis supportive intervention.

Community Involvement

Writers’ Guild of Acadiana 2008 to present PORT OF IBERIA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 1996 to 2002 President of Port Commission, 2000 to 2001

Vice President of Port Commission, 1999

Port Development and Maintenance Committee Chairman, 1999 Secretary/Treasurer of Port Commission, 1998

Advertising & Public Relations Committee, 1998

Policies & Procedures Committee, 1998

Development & Maintenance Committee, 1997

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