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Drug and Alcohol counseling

Indiana, PA
34,000- 40,000
February 25, 2020

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Amie Wechezak

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Highly resourceful and dedicated mental health professional with profound knowledge in counseling techniques, developmental theories and behavioral strategies, to provide the foundation for the duties of a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Passionate to work as a counselor and treat patients battling with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other substance addiction. Astute observer of human behavior with well-developed listening, comprehension and communication skills.


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Relevant Coursework

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Brain Anatomy

Clinical Sociological Practice

Sociological Theory

Intimate Partner Violence

Developmental Psychology

Social Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Personality Psychology

Psychology Research Design and Analysis Statistics

Core Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of substance abuse and addiction

Immense ability to counsel clients with alcohol, tobacco, drug and other related problems

Possess a thorough knowledge of current behavioral health concepts, principles and methods of treatment

Considerable knowledge of intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques

High empathy and emotional stability to help patients cope with trauma and suffering

Ability to plan and organize time and tasks, ability to maintain composure under stress

Exceptional proficiency in a variety of crisis intervention techniques

Work Experience

Research Assistant, Jan 2020 – Current

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Conduct interviews with a series of students to see if we could psychologically manipulate a student to falsely confess to cheating

Used SPSS program to read and interpret results

Write detailed reports on result findings

Sales Associate/Cashier/Customer Service, May 2019 – Dec 2019

Ollies Bargain Outlet

Assisted customers with their shopping needs, answering customer inquiries, and resolving customer complaints

Completed inventory counts and order merchandise based on the results

Handled Cash and handled cash drawers with counting money

Personal Nanny, May 2017 – Aug 2018

Hannah Black

Support development by conducting learning activities and providing age appropriate experiences

Maintain daily routine, scheduled meal-time, naps

Support learning of basic activities of daily living, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming

Discipline – Supports a safe environment of right and wrong

Assistant Manager, May 2016 – Aug 2016

Pizza Hut, Schnecksville PA

Run full shifts independently

Supervise, coach and support staff

Open the store for business and prepare for the day

Close the store and insure all equipment is shut down to a safe mode and food is stored correctly for freshness

Review of hourly financial expectations to support which goals need attention and express appreciation to staff for wins

Community Volunteer Involvement

Big Brothers Big Sister Program

Serve as a positive role model and mentor to an adolescent, underprivileged, African American female

Provide constructive activities outside the home

Bethany Church Soup Kitchen

Created and organized food drive

Cooked and served meals to the homeless and underprivileged community members

Collected donated food to send everyone home with after they ate their meals

Meals on Wheels

Delivered prepared meals to homebound senior’s residence and local community centers

Provide social contact, friendly visit and safety check on senior residents ages 60+


PSI CHI Honor Society

Dean’s List

Good Standing


Certified Mandated Child Reporter

Child Abuse History Clearance

PA State Police Criminal Record Clearance

FBI Criminal History Background Check Clearance (pending)


Marina Gould


717 4th Street

Beaver PA 15009

Don Bishop


141 Dolores Circle Apt 9

Indiana PA 15701

Hannah Black


4623 Main Street

Whitehall PA 18052

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