Steven F. Mitchell, BSW, MSW, ACSW
Associate Clinical Social Worker
As an associate clinical social worker not only am I very knowledgeable in assisting my clients in all phases of social work, but on how to foster an organizations vision and mission during my strength in assessments and rapport. My objective is to not only strengthen my personal rapport and treatment goals with clients, but to also share the ideologies of the organization I work for. I believe we best serve our chosen population and communities when we realize this. By doing so, we educate the population base we serve and strengthen our beliefs in envisioning a healthy and prosperous future for all.
Professional Experience & Internships
Senior Social Worker, Tranquil Care, LLC, Lake Forest, CA 2010-Present (counseling, consulting and coordinating assistance for elderly clients and their family).
Renal Social Worker, DaVita, Saddleback Dialysis, Laguna Hills, CA
(assist patients with transplant referrals, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and supportive therapy).
Case Management – Inpatient/Outpatient Psych Unit, Veterans Hospital, Long Beach, CA
(care management, treatment planning and counseling Veterans with health and mental diagnoses).
Case Management – Elderly/Families, Social Services Department, Laguna, Woods, CA
(Initiate biopsychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, counseling and coordinate with discharge planning).
Counselor & Individual/Group Support Therapist, Acacia Adult Day, Garden Grove, CA
(biopsychosocial assessment of clients into the facility including assistance with Medicare and Medicaid coverage).
Counselor/Consultant for the Elderly, Senior Social Service Center, Lake Forest, CA
(educating and counseling the elderly concerning their transitions into the community).
Career Note: Technician/Service Manager, Automotive Industry (1978-2000)
(to facilitate the operations of an establishment for automotive repairs. Strong skills in communication, conflict resolution and rapport.
Education & Certifications
Masters in Social Work, California State University of Long Beach
Bachelors in Social Work, California State University of Long Beach
Thesis: Life-Review Therapy: A Prevention Program for Elderly Depression/Grant Proposal
BBS Certified Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW29551)
Certificate of Achievement in Alcohol and Drug Studies – Saddleback Community College
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society