Huntersville, NC 28078
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
M.S., Forensic Psychology - American International College
B.S., Sociology & Criminal Justice - American International College
LADC-1, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counseling
-Massachusetts Department of Public Health
C.A.D.A.C., Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification
-Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation Inc.
DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certification
- Behavioral Technology Transfer Group
ECPI, Charlotte, NC
Criminal Justice Instructor
Provide hands- on class room instruction
Maintain and update course syllabi
Assist in developing the course curricula
Prepare lesson plans
Implement evaluation devices of students learning and externship experiences to measure progress and competency
Evaluate students competency based on the program philosophy and objectives
Prepare student progress reports and grades reports
Maintain accurate attendance records
Attend Faculty Meetings
Participate in Campus events including open house, student award ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies
Daymark Recovery Services, Inc. Kannapolis, NC
Associate Clinical Site Director
Assist the Clinical Site Director with the clinical services and programming within at least one county that DAYMARK Recovery Services has a service location. Responsible for assisting with all local clinical operations and compliance will all applicable policies, procedures, regulations and laws. Assist in offering on-going mentoring, coaching and training to clinical staff. Work closely with local Administrative Services Manager. This position assists with the community liaison between DAYMARK Recovery Services and the community at large and is often the spokes person for DAYMARK Recovery Services to the community.
Western MA Correctional Alcohol Center (Hampden County Sheriff’s Department) Springfield, MA 04/06- 10/06
Duties include responsibility for matters concerning the administration and training of all staff affiliated with the institution's Mental Health Program. As a Clinical Manager, duties cover providing the full range of psychological services to high to low security male and female inmates, including individual and group psychotherapy, psycho diagnostics, program development and evaluation, research and staff consultation, training, supervision, evaluations, and supervision of interns and practicum students. Also serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team and provide staff training in Diversity Management. Deliver a variety of learner centered results based on introductory to advanced staff/personnel training. Develop and implement new training and publications pertaining to professional development. Provide performance improvement consultations.
Phoenix House of New England, Springfield, MA
Assistant Program Director
Duties included responsibility for the overall coordination and running of the substance abuse, vocational, individual counseling, and educational programs in the institution including selection and retention of inmates in each of the programs. Also responsible for the overall supervision and evaluation of all drug abuse treatment specialists and management of the drug abuse cost centers. As an Assistant Director, duties covered providing psychological services to parolees and probationers including: psycho diagnostics, program development, evaluation, and research. Also served as a member of the Crisis Management Team. Deliver a variety of learner centered results based on introductory to advanced staff/personnel training. Develop and implement new training and publications pertaining to professional development. Provide performance improvement consultations.
Behavior Health Network, Springfield, MA
Provide phone based information and referrals to local residents who are
experiencing a mental health crisis. Provide phone consultation for family members
and/or community providers about community resources. Conduct Face to Face
assessments to determine the following:
• Conduct risk assessments and crisis intervention.
• Pre-screening for hospitalization and rehabilitative substance abuse treatment.
Provided training to new employees on topics related to mental health issues.
MA Department of Social Services, Springfield, MA
Adolescent/Permanency Social Worker/Investigator (Emergency Hotline)
Completed assessment to determine the needs of families referred to the agency. Prepared service plans that identified measurable goals, tasks and necessary services. Attended scheduled court dates, school meetings, and treatment meetings. Case management and completed necessary reports for case reviews. Conducted emergency investigations following reports of alleged child abuse/neglect. Interviewed the victim as well as the perpetrator (s) as part of the investigation. Held case conference with the supervisor and managers to make a decision about an investigation.
Valley Psychiatric Services, Springfield, MA
Clinician duties consisted of conducting intake process in order to open a case for a client in need of services. Complete a diagnostic summary and treatment plan with client that identifies the problems, symptoms, and overall goals. Review the case (quarterly) with the client and measure progress, issues or concerns. Provide individual therapy, teach coping skills and offer support to clients. Case management/make necessary referrals for further services. Monitor level of risk and conduct crisis intervention on an as needed basis.
Consultant duties included provision of specialized individual and group psychotherapy necessary to treat substance abuse, behavior disorders, as well as symptoms related to mental illness. Completed comprehensive clinical assessments, interview clients to determine the level of risk using a mental status exam as well as completing a psychosocial evaluation.