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Mental Health Management

Chadron, Nebraska, 69337, United States
Industry standard
January 07, 2017

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John Lucius Estes

*** **** ** #*

Chadron, NE

605-***-**** (cell)


**** ** ******** *** *******, Human and Social Services at Walden University

**** *ob Corps TEAP Specialist

As the TEAP Specialist I provided education on the aspects that substance use/abuse can influence an individual’s ability to obtain and maintain employment. I provided education on the tactics to avoid relapse, risky behaviors and other issues that might confront the individuals from age 14 - 23. Duties also included assessment of those students that tested positive for substance use upon entry. I maintained records that provided evidence of their participation in assigned groups and/or 1 on 1 counseling sessions. Through these procedures, I would consult with mental health counselors to better provide instruction to students.

02/2014- 03/2015 Self Employed

Through a private practice, I provided Behavioral Health, Addiction Counseling and social services to residents of Rapid City and Oglala Lakota Indian Reservation that were participating in the Access to Recovery Program. Utilizing evidence based treatment methods I provided counseling for depression, anxiety, co-dependency, anger management and other Behavioral Health issues to empower individuals to achieve recovery. I provided successful counseling for individuals that were experiencing addiction issues based on the 12 Core Values of Counseling. This was accomplished by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapeutic techniques. Upon completion of counseling I was responsible for continued case management, continued treatment planning and follow through with client and family.

2012-2013 Southwest Behavioral Health Services

As a Clinician II at Southwest Behavioral Health Services at the Payson Outpatient Rim Guidance Center I counseled clients to overcome substance use/abuse issues and related behavioral health/mental health issues to live a better life. I did this on a one on one and group therapy basis utilizing evidence based Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapeutic and Eclectic counseling techniques. As part of my duties at Southwest Behavioral Health Services I provided assessment and assignment for clients that were directed by the county and state courts to attend either twice weekly substance abuse groups or the State directed DUI/DWI classes every other month. It was through the utilization of these techniques that provided my clients with successful completion of their treatment plan and court directives.

2005-2006; Mesa Community College Disabled Resources and Services Office

While a student employee as an office assistant, I assisted differently abled (disabled) students to succeed through providing various services. These services consisted of being a test proctor, note taker, tutor and advocate. Through providing these services I was able to do my part in empowering these students to learn their lessons and maintain their grades to pass their courses. I also assisted blind students by organizing and arranging the recording of texts books that were not available in brail thus permitting these students to better participate in their classes. By providing these services I was able to observe and assist differently abled students to succeed in their educational goals.


As an Adjunct Faculty member at Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD I planned, implemented and instructed a General Psychology Course, and a College Success course through establishment of lesson plans, testing and evaluation which enabled students to receive passing grades. I advised students in planning curriculum to complete their degrees and assisted students in overcoming challenges associated with environmental, emotional and mental issues that were present in their lives.


I worked with clients experiencing severe mental illness, substance abuse, anger management and behavioral issues. I helped with the development and implementation of residential activities to assist clients to achieve and/or maintain optimum functionality. I assisted in the establishing training and implementation of client goals and participated in in-service training, case orientation activities, case management and meetings. Through industry accepted standards I documented services provided utilizing approved clinical standards, rules, regulations and procedures of Southwest Behavioral Health Service, I am familiar with HIPA and FERPA Regulations. When required I administered crisis intervention for clients experiencing critical behavior. As a member of the treatment team I assisted other case managers and staff to co-facilitate client activity groups, clinical staff organization and implementation of Individual Service Plan goals. I documented progress in problem areas and accompanied, supervised and assisted clients on community integration.


2016- Present PhD student Human and Social Services, Walden University (in progress)

2008-2012 Walden University MS Mental Health Counseling

2006-2008 Ottawa University BA Psychology

2005-2006 Mesa Community College

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association

Past Peer Research Reviewer for American Psychological Assn. of Graduate Students.

American Counseling Association Association for Counseling Education and Supervision

Honor Associations

Walden University; Omega Zeta Chi Sigma Iota Counseling, Academic, Professional Honor Society International; Thi Beta Kapa Community College Honor Society; Psi Chi Community College Psychology Honor Society


Mitch Caviness, BA, MA

18048 Tacoma Rd

Goodyear, AZ 85338


Linn Hergert, MAA

PhD (Emeritus) University of London

PhD (Emeritus) The Hague



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