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McAllen, TX
January 31, 2014

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Jillian Chapa

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

- Worked with children who come from families with a low socio-economic


- Addressed issues that dealt with child abuse, neglect, and necessary

Occupational, Physical, and Nutritional services geared towards children.

- Linked each family to the necessary social services that were available to them.

Behavioral and Mental Health Services

- Worked one on one with clients with both behavioral and mental health issues

- Provided the necessary therapeutic and supportive services like Cognitive

Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Group Work, needed at La

Paz behavioral health clinic.

Eligibility Specialist/ Crisis Interventionist

- Determined eligibility for medical services under the Primary Healthcare

Program that caters solely to undocumented immigrants and individuals who meet

the 150% Federal Poverty Level.

- Provided the necessary therapeutic and supportive services like

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Group

Work needed.

Research Assistant

- I worked with Dr. Rombough from the Department of Social Work at UTPA by

gathering research on the prevalence of neuroscience in master-level social work

programs nationwide.

- Using the Diffusion Theory, we tried explaining how the study of neuroscience

can help Social Work Practitioners have a better understanding of the inner workings

of the brain, how different disorders can affect the brain, and the more precise preventative

approaches to take in alleviating their stress.

NASW State Licensure

- Was granted permission from the National Association of Social Workers

Board to acquire my state licensure as an LMSW under the AMEC program, and

have a NASW board-certified Supervisor whom I can, but do not need to

be employed with, but I must meet with twice a month during the first

year as a condition of attaining an official State Licensure.


BS-REHS – Rehabilitative Vocational Counseling

- Case Management I & II

- Vocational Assessment

- Disability Policy & Independent Living

- Clinical Research Methods

- Clinical Assessment

MSSW – Master of Science in Social Work

- Advanced Clinical Assessment

- Group Psychotherapy & Group Work

- Advanced Practice with Families and Individuals

- Advanced Research Assessment and Social Policy


The University of Texas - Pan America Edinburg, Tx

Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) May 2013

GPA: 3.5

The University of Texas – Pan America Edinburg, TX

Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitative Services (BS-REHS) May


GPA: 3.4

Laredo Community College Laredo,


Associates in Science (AS) May



Human Participant Protections Education for Research Certification July


CPR certification April


Alternative Certification for Teachers (ACT-RGV) – Special Education June


Volunteer Experience

Candy Striper - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Doctor’s Hospital, Laredo,Tx Jan.

2003 - Nov. 2003

Volunteered with the “Give Kids the World” foundation (a program for children with terminal

illnesses) while working at Disney World.

Spring 2002


Council for Students with Disabilities Spring 2010

Club Member

Advocate for the equal treatment and access to assistive technology for students with disabilities in

the university setting. Work with the neighboring community on fundraising activities for the

purchase of necessary assistive technology equipment to aid college students in furthering their

education. Volunteer with nearby school districts to benefit the Special Olympics for students in

schools city-wide.

Council for Students with Disabilities Spring 2010


Gathered and presented statistical research on the percentage of students attending an accredited

university who had a form of a physical, mental, or psychological disorder. Purpose of the research

was to illustrate the necessity for suitable assistive technology in all university settings.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual (GLBT) Ally for the UTPA Ally Program Spring 2006

HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) 1999 - 2000

Shadowed different types of doctors and therapists; assisted them with activities

under extreme supervision.

Reference: Dr. Marvin Rouhotas – La Paz Behavioral Health Clinic- 956-***-****

Reference: Dr. Isidore Flores - International Valley Health Institute - 956-***-****

Reference: Dr. Shirley Rombough – Assoc. Professor: University of Pan America- 956-***-****

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