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Mental Health Training

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
May 16, 2019

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Behnaz Gitipour

Phone: 513-***-**** E-mail:


Social, Behavioral, and Mental Health Specialist

10+ Years Combined Experience in both Public and Private Sectors


Highly skilled and multifaceted specialist seeking to help exceed goals utilizing industry grade skills developed through assessment and treatment plans.

Academic Education

Master of Science, Social Work, 2018, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2013, Southern Tehran Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Key Skills

Active Listening

Human Development


Emotional Intelligence

Organizational Management

Incident Response


Boundary Setting



Abstract Thinking


Knowledge Intervention


Interpersonal communication skills

Experience Highlights

Implement wide varieties of interventions geared toward improving clients’ social, behavioral and mental health, including crisis management, providing referrals, problem solving, counseling, gathering psychosocial histories, mental health case management and accompanying clients to medical appointment or service agencies to secure required assistance.

Field-based case management, counseling, and outreach geared towards both children and adult clients with serious mental health illness. Provides clinical outreach services as required, intervenes and networks with primary care providers as required while developing working relationships.

Research and assist clientele with establishment of benefits for which they are eligible while rapidly assisting clients with identifying and accessing resources. Combines meticulous record keeping to monitor patients activity as necessary. Facilitates socialization and participation of assigned activities through appropriate motivational techniques.

Work History & Professional Experience

Central Clinic Behavioral Health, Cincinnati, OH August 2017 – May 2018

Mental Health Intern

Performed full mental health diagnostic and assessment interviews with patients aged 18 and older.

Implemented psychotherapy counseling to diverse client groups while developing specialized treatment plans/ISP designed to promote growth and well-being.

Collaborated with staff members to perform clinical assessments while identifying and creating referrals as necessary.

Actively participated in clinical supervision and training.

Maintained up-to-date and legally required clinical documentation in a timely manner.

Hamilton County - Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, OH November 2016 – April 2017

Mental Health Intern

Facilitated knowledge and understanding of the relationship between child development, social-emotional development and mental health.

Actively participated in agency organized training with career staff geared toward mental health development facilitating higher-based learning and activities.

Actively worked with licensed mental health professionals identifying and planning programs tailored to the needs of Head Start children and families.

Provided written and oral observations and strengths-based feedback to classrooms after each visit.

Provided guidance and model developmentally appropriate activities for children.

Princeton Woodlawn Elementary, Cincinnati, OH August 2014 – September 2016

Warren County ESC (Educational Service Center)

Children with Autism (ASD) Paraprofessional

Assessed, monitored, and provided academic social and behavioral support to students, Head Start through 5th grade suffering Autism Spectrum Disorder and a variety of other mental health issues. Assessments were tailored toward each child’s various learning style and specific needs.

Evaluated underlying issues and causes associated with abnormal violent and erratic behavior of patients.

Facilitated professional group-based activities geared towards patients with intent to encourage normalized social behavior and coordination.

Designed and facilitated implementation of classroom material allowing student to access educational curriculum while synergizing with their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Language Proficiency



Licenses, Certifications, and Additional Training

Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health, 2017 – 2020 - Active

Child Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention – Additional Training

Depression and Self-Destructive Behavior – Additional Training

Administrative Skills

Analytical Thinking

Active Communication

Clinical Writing

Project Management

Industry Regulations

Critical Thinking

Professional Affiliation

Mentor, Women Walking West April 2015 - Present

Volunteer Experience

Center for Disturbed and Handicapped Children (Behzisti) January 2012 – March 2013

Tehran, Iran

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