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Substance abuse and mental health Counselor

Location:
Lithonia, Georgia, 30038, United States
Posted:
October 29, 2016

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Samatra Phillips

Objectives

To augment professional training in the community to bring about better quality care.

Education:

August 2016 Master Addiction Counseling (NCC AP)

Dec 28, 2015 Certified Peer Recovery Coach

May 2014 ICAAAC International Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor

May 2005 Phillips Graduate Institute

Master of Arts in Psychology (MFT)

December 1999 California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Science in Business Law and Economics

Specialty includes but not limited to: Training, Structure, and Developing Programs in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dual Disorders, Human Diversity, and 12 Steps Model of Recovery, Documentation/Charting, Trauma/PTSD, Neglect and Abuse (Adult/Elderly), Anger Management, How to engage resistant consumer to treatment, Problem Solving/Resolution, Assessment and Intake, (including evaluating for readiness for change), and many more with focus on Educating and Training, CEU and Supervisor provider for ADACBGA in/CADC I & II.

Experience

Southside Medical Behavior and Health Care Manager, Sept, 2010 to present

Regular Columnist in monthly newsletter (The Recovery Corner)

Manager of Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Procedures; Training, and Developing, Models of Recovery Documentation Training, Provided Training per Medicaid Guidelines on ASO Charting, Treatment/Recovery, Develop and Evaluate Auditing per Performance Improvement Guidelines, Trained in Treatment Plan creation and monitoring, Crisis Management, Group Therapy, Implementation of Rescue, Recovery, and Re-entry models of treatment, Conflict Resolution, Trauma and PTSD, Collateral Contacts with Department of Probation and Parole in Fulton County, Involved in Grant Writing Programs.

My Sister’s House May 2008- Sept. 2010 (Present Volunteer)

Trained, and Developed, Models of Recovery in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Training in all areas; Documentation/Charting, Treatment Plan Development, Crisis Management, PTSD, Domestic Abuse, Child and Elderly Abuse/Neglect, How to recognize and address Dual Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Resistance to Treatment/Pathology and effective Group Therapy focused on Personal Growth, Substance Use and Mental Health.

Making A Way Treatment and Housing Inc. March 2006 – Dec 2009 (Presently Group Instructor)

Program Director, Training and Implement program of Recovery (for Startup Company), Training in all areas; Documentation/Charting, Treatment Plan Development, Crisis Management, PTSD, Domestic Abuse, Child and Elderly Abuse/Neglect, How to recognize and address Dual Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Resistance to Treatment/Pathology and effective Group Therapy focused on Personal Growth, Substance Use and Mental Health. Grant Writing, Marketing, Property Manager, Fundraiser, and Utilization Review.

Senior Counselor-Twin Town Treatment Center June 2000 – July 2005

Senior Counselor and Overseer in Adolescent and Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center. Training in Assessments, effective and efficient Individuals and Groups Therapy. Develop and then trained in Behavioral Health Assessments, Develop Treatment Plan (Computerized) and trained company in utilizing Treatment Plans. Incorporate Prop 36 program (treatment not jail program) into company and trained staff for effective results. Served as advisor for Intakes and Auditing staffs charting. Training Manage Care in Utilization Reviews, Researched and Developed of new referral sources.

Director’s Assistant/Program Assistant- Los Angeles Mission College September 1991–June 1999

Assist Director of the Disabled Student Program and Services in Educating of Policy and Procedures. Educated and Prepare individuals with disabilities to college level course material to satisfy graduation requirements. Assist Disability Specialist with Intake, Assessment, and Academic Testing. Act as General Advisor to student population on Educational Plans and Job Development Skills.

Special Skills

Excellent Training/Communication Skills and ability to interact with diverse populations. Strong organizational background, problem solving and follow-up skills. Knowledge in word processing and computer software.

Volunteer Work

Teaching second through sixth grade Math and English to students in an after-school program.

Eight years’ service (1992-2000) to Via Avanta Drug Abuse Center for Women with Children.

DeKalb County Disaster Relief Volunteer, one year (for victims of Katrina).

Recognitions

Student Body president at Los Angeles Mission College. 1995

EOP&S Academic Award in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Recipient of Sylmar Women’s Scholarship Award 1996

Full Time Faculty Scholarship Award 1992 and 1995.

References:

Dr. Robert Williams ( Southside Medical Center)

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Dr. David Williams (Medical Director)

Danica Landry LPC, RN (Clinical Director) 404-***-****



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