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Mental Health Clinician

Augusta, ME
June 25, 2019

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Lisa Louise Brown

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West Gardiner, ME. 04345

207-***-**** (home) or 207-***-**** (cell)

Work Experience and History:

Day Treatment Clinician, MSAD#49 Schools, Connections for Kids, South Portland, Maine: May 29, 2018 to present.

This position is working as an employee of Connections for Kids as a Day Treatment Clinician within the MSAD#49 school system (Benton, Clinton, Albion and Fairfield). The position works with students referred by MSAD#49’s Special Education Director in need of Clinical treatment and daily Behavioral Health Professionals (BHP’s) during the school day.

Maintain regular contact with referral sources.

Develops and writes treatment plans, comprehensive assessments, daily notes, and discharge summaries.

Complete Continued Stay Reviews

Participates in IEP’s.

Engages in new family intakes.

Writes comprehensive assessments and treatment plans.

Participates in any an all other needed activities related to this position.

Public Health Educator II, Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) Program, State of Maine, MECDC, Augusta, Maine: February, 2001-May, 2018.

Assistance Coordinator: For patients or families/guardians of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Metabolic conditions. Accepts and reviews referrals from the specialty clinics, lets the clinics know if patients are accepted or denied, and why, send out acceptance or denial letters and communicates with patients and/or parents/guardians of patients as needed. Reviews and makes decisions on all Reimbursement paperwork submitted for the CF Assistance Program; consults with Maternal Child Health Program Manager as needed for major decisions. Works with the food and formula companies for the Metabolic food/formula orders.

Coordinator, Partners in Care Coordination: Maintains communications and links for families and providers seeking resources and other assistance. Ongoing collaboration with many agencies such as Maine Care, Change HealthCare (formerly GOOLD health system), to name a few.

Advocacy for patients and parents to assist in finding services and navigating systems.

Lead staff for the Molina/MIHMS/ Maine Care billing system for prior authorizing services for The Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) Program. This involves understanding the system, completing prior authorizations for services and knowing who to call or how to trouble shoot.

Working with CSHN providers on billing and claim issues, putting them in contact with the correct MaineCare staff when needed.

Using the ACES system as another means of assessing information pertaining to children involved with CSHN.

Case Manager, The ACT Team, Health Reach Network, Augusta, Maine 1999-2001:

Daily consumer contact and supports for individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness.

Medical chart reviews, goal assessment, individual planning and daily notes.

On call service, holidays and weekends to consumers.

Senior Independent Living Skills Specialist, Motivational Services (MOCO), Augusta, Maine 1997-1999

Senior staff person on second shift.

Support individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness in a home setting, working on daily living skills, making safe choices.

Ongoing development meetings with clinical staff.

Maintain consumer records.

Responsible for ordering and monitoring all consumer medications.

Administering medications.

Fitness Coordinator: Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta, Maine 1995-1997, then acted as a volunteer.

Youth Crisis Counselor: New Beginnings Shelter, Lewiston, Maine 1994-1995.

Meals on Wheels and Dining Coordinator: Senior Spectrum, Gardiner, ME. (now The Cohen Center in Hallowell, ME.). Recruited and supervised volunteers for The Meal on Wheels Program and on-site dining room volunteers and activities. Found fill in volunteers when needed and delivered if necessary.

Emergency Room Crisis Therapist/Crisis-Line: Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH. 1986-1988. Worked with another staff on the hospital crisis-line, unless needed in the emergency room. Calls were transferred to the inpatient staff when needed. Worked collaboratively with ER doctors, nurses, security staff and on-call psychiatrists. In charge of making assessments and with the close consultation of colleagues, would be the, “eyes” for the on-call psychiatrists for anyone needing to be admitted.


Passed the Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC-cc) Conditional License, October 11, 2017, expires November 30, 2019.

Master’s degree conferred May 2017.

Master’s in Clinical Counseling, Southern New Hampshire University/SNHU (held in Brunswick, ME.) course work completed November 2016.

Bachelor of Science, Human Services, Degree conferred, December 1997 Springfield College, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI. attended, 1977 - 1980 was working on a bachelor’s in psychology.

Awards and Honors:

2018 – Dedicated Service Award, Recognized by DHHS Commissioner, Ricker Hamilton, May, for 17 plus years of service working with the State of Maine.

2006 - Recognized by Acting DHHS Commissioner Brenda Harvey, in October issue of Maine Department of Health and Human Services newsletter article citing, “Superior Customer Service.”

2005 - Recommended for “Conditional Social Work License” by Kim Lane, Clinical Supervisor for Health Reach/ACT Team staff.

1995 - Southern Kennebec Senior Center (now known as The William Cohen Center), Certificate of “Superior Performance” from Muriel Scott, Director.

1988 - Recognized in The Good Samaritan Hospital Newsletter and The Dayton Daily News for my, work as a crisis counselor at the hospital and, “calmly and professionally saving the life of a suicidal youth who had over-dosed.”

1984-1987 - The United Way of Dayton, Ohio awarded grant to “Increase the Awareness of Incest and other Sexual Abuse” assisted in grant writing and acted as Coordinator of the Incest Awareness Project at the Dayton Free Clinic.


December 2013 to May 2018 – Board of Directors, Maine Association of Infant Mental Health.

December 2013 - to May 2018 - Infant Mental Health Annual Conference Planning Committee Member.

November 2009 - January 2014 - Board of Directors, Child Development (CDS) First Steps, formerly, Southern Kennebec Child Development Services. Dayton Free Clinic, Dayton, OH. This was a place that individuals could receive assistance regardless of ability to pay for both mental health and medical services. I was a volunteer crisis line staff here.

Masters Internships:

August 2016 – October 2016 - ChildLink Data System at State of Maine, Augusta, ME. Diane Haberman, LCSW, Supervisor.

May 2016 – July 2016 - Kids Peace, Lewiston, ME. Cue Saremi, LCSW, Supervisor (was at Kids Peace for the first half of third internship).

November 4, 2014 – April 2015 - Providence (now Pathways), Whitten Road, Hallowell, ME. Priscilla Girard, LCSW, Supervisor until December (she took another job) and then Elsie Absher, LCSW.

July 25, 2014 – October 30, 2014 - Maine General Medical Center, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Spruce Street, Augusta, ME. Melanie Miller, LCPC, Supervisor.

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