Titus C. Ogbuafor
Seeking a position as a LMFT LIC#116482 in an organization that can utilize my clinical training skills and diverse cultural experiences to promote consumers’ wellbeing
Extensive experience in correctional casework procedures, understand range of normal and abnormal human behavior. Work in line with the detention policies and procedures with regards to problems of supervision and regrouping of inmates for proper housing and to minimize potential dangers to staffs. Insight on various prison gangs, including gang memberships, and their cultures, differences and beliefs of the inmates, and their operational dynamics. Working in collaboration with the detention officers in ways that encourage them to perform their duties—maintaining order and supervising the conduct of the inmates, protecting, maintain the safety of staffs and inmates inclusive.
Interview consumers, relatives, and other involved persons to gather personal and social data relevant to assessing mental and emotional disorders.
Develop service plans with consumers; evaluate psychological, economic, vocational educational, physical, health, socialization, and housing needs.
Coordinates with other staff members (i.e., psychiatrists, psychologists and other program staff), and community agencies in carrying out and designing treatment and/or rehabilitation plans.
Provide couples, collateral, group, individual and family therapy sessions.
Psychoeducate consumers and other interested individuals in understanding the nature of psychological illness and psychosocial effects.
Assist consumers and their families in understanding and choosing options of mental health treatment.
Establish and maintain effective contact with local area mental health resources, including community members, parents, school, residential facilities, and other agencies/organizations.
Participate in the on-going development and implementation of programs and may complete a variety of projects to accomplish this task
Assist clients in goal setting, and monitor progress;
Initiates and conducts treatment team meetings to evaluates and monitor clients’ progress;
Coordinate information and clinical data to ensure continuity of treatment and/or shift;
Make referrals to adjunct services (i.e.; Wrap-around, FSP TAY program) when necessary;
Assist clients by connecting them and their families with educational and community resources;
Provide continuous assessment of clients and their families’ needs;
Educate and present TBS services to other service providers;
Teach clients coping skills to help minimize symptoms;
Educate adolescents’ caregivers on the skills to transition clients from target behavior to desired behavior
Experience and knowledgeable in building and maximizing clients’ support groups to promote clients’ wellbeing;
Attend trainings as needed and be prepared to utilize the Electronic Health Records system for scheduling and documentation requirements for some divisions
Meet with school personnel to discuss educational issues to spur progress
Collect both demographic and outcomes data to measure impact of program and changes in behavioral health; responsible for chart documentation, which may include service plans and progress notes
Excellent communication Oral/Written
Experience using Microsoft word, Access, TIER, Welligent, PowerPoint, Excel and Spss
University of California, Irvine. Irvine CA
Health Care Executive MBA June/2016
The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
California State University Long Beach June/2011
Master of Science in counseling/Marriage and family therapy (MS/MFT)
IABA Trained 2006
University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Sociology Bachelor of Arts Degree 2005
West Los Angeles Community College, Culver City, CA
Economics Associate of Arts Degree 2001
Harbor Occupational Center, Harbor City, CA
Unit Secretary/Health Coordinator Certified 1999
Robert Presley Detention Center 951-***-**** 01/09/2017 to present
Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health
Utilize mental health screening tools to identify clients’ behavioral needs, determines clients’ mental health level of acuity to ensure proper/correct housing placement to address mental health concerns and minimize crisis.
Provides assessments, group therapy, and collateral conferences and documents and evaluates clients, progress in response to treatment plan.
Identify clients in crisis (i.e., danger to self, danger to other, gravely disabled) to maintain safety in the detention setting
Provide general health assessment that includes past mental health treatment, prior hospitalization, history of self-harm, SI/HI, suicidal attempts, hallucination, delusions,). Conduct suicide risk Assessment, initiates safety cell place if the need arises. Initiates 5150 if client DTS/DTO
Work in collaboration with the Detention Sheriffs to maximize the best treatment outcome for the clients.
Document daily progress notes on clients. Provide referrals as needed to clients upon release to community resources like HHOPE programs, SU Cares, Home connect and etc.
Outpatient/Clinician (MFTI, #110470)/TBS Program Manager 11/14/2013 to 12/31/2016
Manage TBS activities in the community, Dorothy Kirby Center/Central Juvenile Hall.
Reports to the Program Director on the progress of TBS department/Reports TBS progress to the region leadership meetings
Maintains hiring and trainings of new hires and the department supervisory roles.
Participate in mental health conferences and local area committees
Prepare written materials and present information in ways that are professional and will represent HCA positively
Prepare reports and write correspondence.
Provides guidance to volunteers and staff
Provide both individual and group interventions, such as psycho-educational groups, parent training, brief individual counseling; brief family counseling, case management, referral and linkage to community services; utilize a variety of evidence-based practices in interventions provided to the community
Act as a casework consultant to other clinical therapist and other department staff.
Respond to emergencies, within scope of practice, which may occur in the unit.
Provide field-based services to participants in order to help engage them in treatment and also help them find meaningful roles and activities in the community
Coordinate clinical decisions in response to operational demands, and conduct clinical discussions regarding complex and /or difficult cases.
Follow the ethical and practice guidelines as outlined by the Board of Behavioral Science
Outpatient Clinician (MFTi #110470)/TBS Program Supervisor 7/2011 to 11/14/2013
Manages assigned program according to contract, funding agreements and agency policies and procedures
Trains new employees in areas such as agency processes and policies, program specifications, department procedures including documentations and administrative tasks and government regulations as well as the knowledge and skills needed to meet performance goals, and etc.
Conducts intake and diagnose mental health illness and develop treatment plan;
Provide psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and adolescents;
Document and maintain progress notes on therapeutic services provided to clients;
Conducts weekly/monthly meetings to review clients’ progress.
Provide therapeutic and behavioral services to minors in CJH (Central Juvenal Hall) and transition with them to lower level of care;
Attend weekly DMH meetings to evaluate clients’ progress and access new referrals for TBS services;
Evaluates, guides and coach’s employees ensuring high qualities and effective service delivery and documentation and that all records are appropriately maintained.
Provides leadership and increases participation of others in work groups, committees and team meetings.
Lead through implementation of creative methods and processes to ensure individualized culturally sensitive care.
Coordinates events and activities which promotes family engagements—CJH and DKC.
Supports and sponsors programs and regional leadership.
Implements plans and processes to adapt programs to regional needs and local cultures, designs systems to ensure consistent and efficient program administration and respond to contractual, environmental and internal changes—DKC/CJH.
Develops and maintains a resource and referrals network.
Participates in internal and external multidisciplinary/cross functional teams—treatment teams.
Provides liaison leadership with contracted mental health counties—DKC/CJH.
Participates in individual and group conferences to analyze barriers to service or progress towards goals.
Performs all other responsibilities as assigned to support departments/business needs.
EMQ/Hollgrove Family Services, Hollywood, LA CA 90038 (www.hollygrove.org) 9/2008 to 7/2011
Behavior Specialist 11
Conduct TBS services and assist TBS Supervisor in marketing TBS services/provide TBS trainings
to newly hired staffs, attending DMH meetings on behalf of the TBS supervisor/other service to support TBS department.
EMQ/HollygroveFamily Services, Hollywood LA, CA90038 (www.hollygrove.org) 3/2006 to 9/2008
Provides adolescents/family with behavioral services to maintain clients’ placement
Provides therapeutic behavioral services to adolescents in CJH Eastlake Los Angeles and
transition with them to lower level of care, and /or provide alternative services to maintain progress;
Harbor View Adolescent Center, 490 W. 14th St, Long Beach, CA 90813 562-***-**** 2001-2005
Supervised level 14 adolescents with behavioral problems and maintained progressive record of their daily activities;
Torrance Memorial Center, Torrance, CA
Unit Secretary/Health Unit Coordinator 1999-2001
Transcribe and placed doctor’s orders facilitated the achievement of identified staffs, and/or standardize patients’ outcomes;
Maintain and coordinate information among team members to maximize patients/consumers outcome
Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood, CA
Campus Supervisor/Teachers Assistant 1993-1998
Performed and implement duties for special needs students providing one-on-one counseling, documented progress towards learning and behavioral goals.