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Mental Health Medical

Atlanta, GA
November 07, 2019

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Dedicated and knowledgeable professional with over fifteen years of

experience providing direct clinical therapy and other mental health

services including assessment of treatment needs and development of

treatment plans. Possess strong case management and crisis intervention

skills, with the ability to make well thought out assessment of service

needs and coordination of services.

Core Competencies:

. Intake, Assessment, and treatment plan development

. Individual, Family, and Group therapy

. Clinical Record Keeping and Report

. Supervisory and Mentoring Skills

. Community Outreach

. Mobile Crisis services

Work Experience

January 2018-Present, Social Worker

Eastside Medical Center, Snellville Ga

. Triages the needs of behavioral health patients and family support

systems at Eastside Medical Center.

. Receive inquiry calls, schedule assessments, and complete assessment

and admissions in the intake process.

. Provides crisis intervention and support.

. Communicates clinical information to the on-call psychiatrist and

medical team.

. Completes pre-certification process for behavioral health patients

admitted to Eastside Medical Center psychiatric unit.

. Utilize telehealth system to complete behavioral health assessments

for patients who present at main campus location.

November 2016-December 2018, DD Mobile Crisis Lead

Georgia Community Solutions Services (Social Work PRN staffing agency

assignment) Atlanta, Georgia

. Dispatch out to homes, hospitals, facilities to complete

assessments and provide recommendations for Developmentally

Disabled population who access Georgia Crisis and access line.

. Collaborate with staff, stakeholders, and families regarding

support services available for DD individuals in crisis.

. Provide resource linkage to families and individuals (Georgia

Medicaid Waiver, Family Support Services, etc...)

. Complete documentation including dispositions and assessments in

compliance with agency policies and procedures.

March 2015-Present, Clinician

Greenlee Behavioral Health, Stone Mountain, Georgia

. Conduct initial assessments with children, adolescents, and adults to

determine eligibility and need for community support services.

. Write treatment plans and use DSM V to provide confirmed diagnosis.

. Complete re-assessments/update treatment plans to ensure continuity of

ongoing therapy and case management services.

. Work with individuals/families in home and/or community settings

. Complete all necessary documentation including intake paperwork,

assessments, and treatment plans.

September 2011-January 2017, Clinician

Salus Behavioral Health, Atlanta Georgia

. Completed initial assessments, develop treatment plans, and use DSM V

to provide diagnostic impression for patients within long term

care/nursing facilities.

. Provided ongoing Individual psychotherapy services to assigned


. Maintained documentation of patient services via an electronic medical

record (EMR) platform ensuring compliance.

. Collaborated and interface with staff and/or family members regarding

treatment planning, progress, and observations to ensure continuity of


. Provided crisis intervention and family therapy as needed.

March 2010-September 2012, Therapist

Pathways Transition Programs, Decatur, Georgia

. Provided ongoing individual and family therapy services to assigned


. Completed initial assessments, develop treatment plans, and use DSM-

IV to provide diagnostic impression for clients referred to agency.

. Completed required documentation including, contact notes and

insurance authorization forms.

. Maintained collateral contact with referral sources to collaborate

and ensure continuity of care.

September 2009-March 2010, Team Lead/Independent Contractor

Proactive Management Consulting, Smyrna, Georgia

. Provided individual, family, and group counseling, therapy to

consumers and families.

. Prepared treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care


. Provide supervision to clinicians and family advocates on

assigned team.

. Collaborate with referral sources to ensure continuity of care

for assigned cases.

February 2008-September 2009, Clinician/Social Service Provider

GRN Community Service Board, Lawrenceville, Georgia

. Provide intake services to consumers requesting behavioral

health services.

. Conduct Bio-Psycho Social assessments to obtain history, gather

information and identify presenting problems and needs.

. Complete Level of Care Utilization System Assessment (LOCUS) for

adults, Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)

for children and adolescents to determine level of care and

refer to appropriate treatment services.

. Write treatment plans and use DSM-IV to provide diagnostic

impression for all consumers.

. Complete Multipurpose Information Consumer Profile (MICP) for

all consumers.

. Conduct assessments to determine need for crisis services and

make referrals to emergency resources when appropriate.

September 2007-December 2007, Social Worker

The University of Maryland Women's Health Center, Baltimore, Maryland

(Social Work p.r.n. temporary agency contractual assignment)

. Interviewed new and returning obstetrical patients to assess

psychosocial needs.

. Assisted patients in applying for medical insurance coverage for

prenatal care.

. Referred and linked patients to appropriate community and mental

health resources as needed.

. Provided crisis management services to patients and their


. Worked with teenage mothers to educate and provide useful

information regarding their pregnancies.

. Collaborated with medical staff to address the needs of patients

that are high risk.

. Completed required documentation of services rendered through

social work office.

August 2003 - July 2007, Therapist

The Pathways Schools, Lanham, Maryland

. Provided individual therapy to students for assigned caseload;

provided group and family therapy as needed to meet student needs

and recommended the use of external professional services as


. Participated in admission, review, orientation and dismissal

process of The Pathways Schools by providing evaluative and

diagnostic support services as needed.

. Assessed behavioral skills in collaboration with program

instructors, principal and other members of the treatment team.

. Maintained student records of progress for each student in

assigned caseload

. Developed, wrote, implemented and evaluated student IEP goals and


. Visited classrooms to observe application of behavioral skills

and recommend ways that instructors can support behavioral


. Developed and maintained relationships with mental health

providers and made referrals as appropriate.

. Provided crisis intervention services to students and their


. Provided group therapy and family support services as necessary.

. Consulted and collaborated with other agencies, schools, parents,

community resources and staff.

. Assured compliance with polices and procedures as well as legal

and regulatory requirements

. Collected and maintained necessary clinical records and

documented client progress.

May 2005 - October 2006, Therapist

Family Behavioral Services, Takoma Park, Maryland

. Provided therapeutic services to clientele with varied mental

health disorders.

. Assessed symptoms and personal information to devise effective

treatment plans.

. Developed and implemented treatment plan goals and objectives.

. Assessed client progress and effectiveness of treatment plan.

. Involved guardians and family members in supporting therapeutic


. Made referrals to specialists or social service organizations as


. Maintained knowledge of new developments in the field and

applications to personal practice.

July 1998 - October 2002, Rehabilitation Specialist

Crossroads Community, Inc.., Chestertown, Maryland

. Planned and facilitated recovery focused groups within a day


. Provided assistance to clients in assessing and implementing

skills needed for successful community integration.

. Assessed clients' strengths, needs and resources and developed

treatment plan as appropriate.

. Provided crisis intervention services and made referrals as


. Maintained records of progress of each client on the caseload.

September 2001 - August 2002, Social Work Intern

Family Preservation Program, Crossroads Community Inc., Chestertown,


. Worked with families with children at risk of being removed from

their homes.

. Assisted in development and implementation goals for at risk


. Provided crisis intervention services and counseling to families

in the program.

. Completed assessments and other necessary paperwork in accordance

with program policies.

. Connected families with resources needed to assist them in

achieving their goals.

September 2000 - May 2001, Social Work Intern

Aid in Dover, Dover, Delaware

. Worked with children removed from their homes.

. Assisted in development and maintenance of daily living skills.

. Provided structured activities for clients at shelters.

. Work with Social Worker, providing counseling and therapy

services to clients.


Delaware State University, School of Social Work, Dover, Delaware

Master of Social Work, May 2002

Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, May 1998


. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)-GA



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