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Mental Health Substance Abuse

Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
October 07, 2016

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Gina C. W. Franklin

Licensed Addiction Counselor/Experienced Mental Health Therapist

Gina c. Westmoreland Franklin

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Tarboro, NC 27886



Individual and group counseling for patients with co occurring disorders and severe persistent substance addictions. Completion of Clinical Assessments, Substance abuse Histories, Public Speaking, Discharge Planning and Community Event Planning. Work with diverse clientele usually lower socioeconomic/ underprivileged.


Coastal Plain Hospital / Psychiatric Social Worker

February 2011-May 2016 Rocky Mount, North carolina

Work with co-ed adult inpatient psychiatric foundation providing individual and group therapy for dually diagnosed patients. Serve on a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Patient advocacy, Develop and Implement treatment plan Discharge/aftercare planning. Maintain database of community resources. Complete community lectures on various substance abuse and mental health topics. Attend and present at education and mental health fairs. Provide clinical supervision. Complete all required annual training. Monitor all patient behavior for change and improvement and to maintain unit safety. Transport clients. Help maintain medication compliance.

Restart Behavioral Health / Substance abuse Program Director

June 2010-February 2011, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Working in an outpatient mental health organization that provided services to children and families suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues. Complete clinical assessments, provide individual and group therapy for adults and children. Maintained detailed documentation, Implement curriculum for treatment, provide supervision, plan and execute community Red Ribbon and Mental Health Awareness activities. Complete personal care plans and ITR’s. Order and maintain records for supplies, maintain budget.

Walter B. Jones / Substance Abuse Counselor

November 2009 - February 2010, Greenville, North Carolina

Work on an inpatient unit for the treatment of adults 18 and older with diagnosed mental health and substance abuse diagnosis. Complete clinical histories. Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions. Complete and implement aftercare/discharge plans. Link patients to community resources. Participate in treatment plan meetings. Advocate for patients. Mediate patient and staff disagreements. Maintain detailed patient documentation noting changes in thinking, behavior, and level of motivation and engagement. Crisis intervention.

RHCC-The Village / Maternal Counselor & Case Manager

December 20008 - November 2009, Winterville, North Carolina

Work with adult females and their children enrolled in long term residential substance abuse program. Provide individual and group counseling for clients, Develop and Implement personal care plans, submit daily invoices for services provided, Maintain patient documentation on each patient and their family indicating changes in their behavior, motivation, engagement and compliance with facility rules. Transport clients and schedule appointments for clients and family members. Maintain record of prescribed medications and help with administration.

Mary Frances Center/ Addiction Counselor

March 2004 - July 2008, Tarboro, North Carolina

Provide individual and group counseling services to incarcerated minimum security level female inmates serving their sentence in residential substance abuse treatment. Develop and implement treatment plans. Serve on treatment team and participate in weekly treatment team meetings. Maintain documentation in OPUS computer system. Monitor patient behavior for change in engagement and motivation. Help maintain safety and order of facility through patient observation. Complete drug education lectures for entire patient population. Teach Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Course. Teach Anger Management Course.

Community of Hope / Family Case Manager

January 2002 - February 2004, Washington DC

Provide individual, group and family counseling for homeless families admitted to the long term residential program. Complete psychosocial histories. Monitor family behavior for rule compliance and consistent engagement in activities that lead to securing employment and permanent housing. Complete aftercare plans referring families to community resources. Maintain documentation on families.Attend city wide meetings to address increasing prevalence of homelessness Complete unit inspections. Receive and disburse donated items to families.

Chatham County Board of Education/ Substitute Teacher

August 2001-June 2002, Savannah Georgia

Working a second grade class as a long term substitute teacher for a public school in county system. Develop and implement lesson plans. Create instruction instruments, Supervise daily classroom activities. Instruct and supervise classroom of 28 students. Schedule and conduct parent teacher conferences. Create and complete grading reports. Review and update student records.

Lone Star Elementary School/Kindergarten Teacher

August 1999 - June 2001, Jacksonville, Florida

Working as a Kindergarten teacher supervising daily classroom activities for a classroom of 28 students. Develop and implement lesson plans, schedule and conduct parent teacher conferences, monitor student behavior and educational understanding. Supervise teacher assistant and parent volunteers. Attend regular staff meetings. Work with team of great experienced teachers to team teach 5 kindergarten classes. Create and distribute grade reports. Review and document in student records.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/ Senior V.R. Counselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

April 1997 - August 1999, Jacksonville, Florida

Provide individual counseling services to adults seeking vocational rehabilitation services for deaf and hard of hearing clients and mental health disabilities. Individual counseling. Develop employment opportunities for clients on caseload. Request and Review medical records . Determine eligibility based on agency guidelines. Complete employment histories. Meet with employers in community and advocate for client employment. Maintain relationships with employers and community stakeholders. Work with job coaches.


Morris Brown College /BS. Early Childhood Education

September 1986 - May 1989, Atlanta Georgia

Clark Atlanta University / MSW Clinical Social Work

September 1992 - May 1994, Atlanta, Georgia


LCAS-Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Issued By North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

Approved March 13, 2008

License No. 1266

Expires July 1, 2018

Basic Life Support-BLS Provider Issued by the American Heart Association

Approved March 1, 2016

Expires March 1, 2018

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Issued by Crisis Prevention trainer at UNC Nash Hospital

Approved March 30, 2016

Expires March 30, 2017

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