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Mental Health Counselor

San Juan, TX
November 29, 2020

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Kassandra Martinez

*** * ********* **, *** Juan, TX 78589



August 2019--Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, GPA 3.89 As part of the Master’s Program, I was required to take courses that not only cover the foundation of counseling, but also the techniques that a counselor can use with clients. I have learned a variety of skills that are useful in the counseling area through this program. I have completed 100 hours of practicum at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle and 600 hours of internship at UTRGV Counseling Center. In order to complete my practicum and internship hours I had to complete direct hours with clients and write individual and group counseling notes. During individual sessions, assessments were administered to clients and treatment plans were created in order to meet clients needs.

December 2016--Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Cum Laude Prior to graduation, I had to complete 360 practicum hours. I have experience working with people with disabilities due to completing my practicum hours with this specific population. Also, the classes that were required for this degree gave me the skill of writing case notes and doing intake interviews.

June 2013--High School Diploma,

Idea College Preparatory, GPA 4.0

During high school I was in the National Honor Society, and graduated with the IB Program. As part of the National Honor Society, I would help the community and volunteer after school with tutoring.

Work Experience

August 2019- September 2020--Southwest Key Programs, Clinician

My responsibilities as a Clinician in Southwest Key Programs was to provide individual and group counseling services to Immigrant children. When the child first arrives at the shelter we would have to conduct a Mental Health Assessment and Risk Assessment. We also had 5 days to complete the child's UAC Assessment. Other responsibilities as a Clinician was to complete SIR’S, SIR Addendums, Family Sessions, Treatment Team Meetings, Psychological and Psychiatric Evaluation Referrals, and Hospitalizations. We were also responsible for assessing the child’s level of risk by conducting the Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage

(SAFE-T) Tool.

April 2016- June 2019--IDEA Public Schools,

Teacher Resident

My responsibilities were to teach 4 Life Skill Students every day. These students had a variety of disabilities from cognitive to physical disabilities. I would have daily checkups with the student’s speech and occupational therapist on their progress and weekly goals. Not only did I teach the student their core subjects for their STAAR exam, but also helped the student develop daily living skills needed as they became more independent. Other duties were conducting Annual Reviews (ARD), monitoring student’s growth by tracking their monthly goals, and translating during meetings and lessons. I also had to attend weekly meetings and training that were required for all Special Education teachers.

Career Related Experience

May 2019- August 2019-- Internship,

UTRGV Counseling Center

My responsibility at the Counseling Center was to provide individual and group counseling to UTRGV Students. I was responsible for the Conquer Your Mood group counseling every Tuesday. The group consisted of 5-10 students, and students learned about different moods, how to be aware of their moods, and how to express their mood to others. I also had a caseload of 25 students during my time at the Counseling Center. I provide individual counseling sessions to these students regarding anxiety, stress, PTSD, depression, sexuality issues, and abuse. The different theories that I used in individual and group counseling was CBT, Mindfulness, positive psychology, Reality Therapy, and Person -Centered Therapy January 2019-May 2019-- Practicum,

Nuestra Clinica del Valle

Nuestra Clinica del Valle uses an integrated approach with patients that attend the clinic. Patients can see multiple doctors and counselors all within the same day instead of missing multiple days of work. As a practicum student I was able to assist my supervisor in warm-hand offs where we would go in on patients' first time visit and offer our services to the patient. During warm-hand offs we would also psychoeducation the patients on any illness that the patient presented. I was also able to do individual counseling sessions mostly in Spanish with patients regarding anxiety, stress, depression, abuse, and bullying. The different theories that I used in individual counseling was CBT and Person -Centered Therapy.


● Fluent in English and Spanish

● Time Management Skills

● Leadership Skills

● Reading & Writing in both English and Spanish

● Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office Programs)

● Organized and responsible




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