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Mental Health Administrative Assistant

Irvine, California, United States
October 07, 2016

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Narges Maududi, MSW, ASW

* ******** ****: 703-***-****

Irvine, CA 92614 Email:

Educational Background

University of Southern California; Master of Social Work (August 2016)

Concentration: Mental Health; Sub-concentration: Military and Families

George Mason University; Bachelor of Science

Major: Psychology; Minor: Neuroscience

Relevant Experience

Master of Social Work Intern; Hope For The Warriors, (August 2015 – August 2016)

oConducted intake assessments that included a full biopsychosocial interview, engaged clients, outlined a service contract, signed consents, conducted Skype, teletherapy sessions, and clinical notes and documentation.

oDelivered Critical Care Coordination and Clinical Case Management in support of clients during times of crisis and transitions.

oProvided clients with integrated case management including assistance by providing financial grants, referrals, and information about resources, supportive counseling, and sharing knowledge/education.

oAssisted clients financially when the service member or family are in need of rent, mortgage, utilities and or food assistance on a short-term basis and help them gain future financial stability.

oProvided Clinical Supportive Services through short-term counseling to augment other treatment, or provide interim support between treatment providers.

oProvided strengths-based, trauma-informed treatment using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short-term Psychodynamic Treatment, Crisis Counseling, and Psycho-education.

oProvided assistance through the Family Reintegration Program to clients seeking inpatient psychiatric services for PTSD, mTBI and associated disorders due to combat trauma.

oProvided referrals and assist the veteran and family in finding trauma-focused, evidence based practices, and in finding family-focused programs.

oAssisted in securing travel to-from inpatient treatment by partnering with veteran travel programs.

oEvaluated the circumstances of the hospitalized veteran to assess and provide critical financial needs such as rent/mortgage, utilities.

oProvided one-to-one psycho-educational counseling and supportive therapy services to the spouse and family members during the service member/veteran’s hospitalization, which typically extended past hospitalization to assist with common discharge concerns and the reintegration of the family unit.

Social Work Student; University of Southern California, Virtual Field Practicum (January 2015 – August 2015)

oPracticed live therapy with simulated clients integrating practicum material on:

Clinical case management skills

Client risk assessments

Introduction to DSM 5

Evidence-based interventions including motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy

Ethical decision-making skills

Professional code of ethics (NASW)

oCompleted reflective assignments for weekly clinical supervision

Senior Administrative Assistant/Logistics; National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD); (May 2012 – December 2014)

oProvided the Deputy Director with a range of daily department activities.

oArranged logistics support for educational webinars, including coordination with telecom vendor and ensuring that technical details are met for successful execution of these virtual events.

oAssisted with topic-specific research and materials development. Provided support to the NASMHPD Prevention Center to keep website up-to-date with mental health prevention resources and events.

Senior Administrative Assistant; National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), Office of Technical Assistance (May 2004 – May 2012)

oCoordinated over 100 conferences, meetings, trainings - nationally and internationally on Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, Mental Health Principled Leadership for the State Hospital CEO/Administrator, Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Initiatives, Trauma-Informed Care, National Mental Health Transformation, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Behavioral Health Systems of Care, Adult Mental Health Workforce, and Mental Health Commissioners Conference.

oProvided administrative and secretarial support to the Director and Deputy Director of OTA.

oWorked with team members as needed to meet deadlines, coordinated multiple assignments and, maintained organization website.


Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Fluent in Farsi/Dari; Basic in Urdu/Hindi


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Problem Solving Therapy (PST)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Military Cultural Competency Training

Building Resilient Kids (Military) Training

Memberships & Affiliations

Member; American Association of University Women (AAUW) (2016 – Present)

Member; National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2014 – Present)

Alumni Member; Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology (2013 – Present)

Member; American Psychological Association (APA) (2011 – Present)

Chapter Psychological Support Counselor and Vice President of Administration; Pi Sigma chapter of AKPsi at George Mason University (2012 – 2013)


Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified; Expires November 2016

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