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Medical Training

Meriden, Connecticut, United States
December 30, 2010

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Laurie E. Hoyt.,L.C.S.W.,L.P.N.

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Harwinton, CT. 06791



Master degree in social work, clinical concentration.

Fordham University, N.Y. May 1999

Baccalaureate in Psychology, Western Connecticut State University

May 1996

Diploma in Practical Nursing, Henry Abbott Technical School, 1998

Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training, 1991-1993, CADC seminars and training courses.


.Delta T Group, 12/10 – current

Psychotherapist: Adult male residential addiction rehabilitation for

men on parole, probation, CSSD or self referral. Individual, groups

case management, staff meetings, supervision of interns, some

some co-occurring. Temporary position.

Charter Oak Health Center, 7/07- 1/10

Psychotherapist: Individual, group, adolescents, adults, elderly populations.

Trauma, grief work, chemical dependency, managed Suboxone

program, filled in as director as needed, depressive d.o., marital,

family, DSM five axis diagnosis, CBT, solution focused, motivational

enhancement, beginning and advanced DBT, beginning and advanced

CISM, faith based, psychoeducation, nursing pre and post op teaching,

design and development, breast cancer group and other.

Danbury Surgical Associates, 5/99 – 6/08

Surgical LPN: Assist M.D. with treatments, surgical procedures. Procedure set up/clean up/ disposal, patient preparation, education, emotional coping, mental status exam. Patient interview of clinical focus, assess needs. Close communication with M.D., call in prescriptions, management of surgical instruments, patient referrals, surgical inventory, ordering, medicinal preparation, process labs, ultra sound guided biopsies and other related duties.

Private Practice:

Psychotherapist, 11/01 – current.

Adults, adolescents, seniors, groups, individual, selective home visits, pastoral counseling, nursing education as need for integration, referrals.

Catholic Family Services, Ansonia:

Psychotherapist 1998 – 1999: All populations, nursing education, multiple diagnosises, managed care, case management, referrals.

Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Meriden, CT:

Chemical Dependency Counselor and LPN, 1996 – 1998

Assessments, diagnosis, dispositions, individual, group therapy, medical psychoeducation, emergency room evaluations, commitments, medical floor consults, outpatient detox, medication administration, vital signs and medical assessments.

Maxim Healthcare:

LPN 10/98 – 12/98: Wellness clinics, influenza vaccine clinics.

Danbury Youth Services, Danbury, CT:

Volunteer counselor, 1996 – 1998: Individual and group counseling for parole who are transitioning from incarceration, medical education as indicated, liaison with probation and parole, adolescents and adults.

Cornerstone of Eagle Hill Addiction Rehabilitation Center, Sandy Hook, CT:

LPN, detox nurse 1994 – 1996: Medical management of patients in detox, crisis intervention, clinical intakes, administration of medications including Methedone, PRN women’s groups and medical assessments.

Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT:

LPN, medical /surgical telemetry nurse, 1988 – 1993: Pre and post op education, pre and post op patient care, IVs, wound care, dressing changes, urinary catheterizations, M.D. and patient liaison, occasional floating to: Detox Unit, Medical, Oncology, Pediatrics, Respiratory, Orthopedics and Nuerology.

Certification and Licensure

Master degree in social work, clinical concentration from Fordham University.

Licensed Clinical Social Work in CT.

Licensed Practical Nurse in CT and NY.

Extensive training in chemical dependency counseling and detox.


Ongoing CEUs for clinical social work licensure.

Continue training for nursing

Self inform by reading

Increasing knowledge in other interests such as eating d.o.

Relevant Skills:

Working toward RN, integration of nursing and psychotherapy, surgical, chemical dependency, groups, helping patients cope before, during and after procedures. Other nursing education.

Professional Affiliations:

NASW – current

NACSW – not current

Self Care:

I attempt to keep healthy in mind, body and spirit by spending time with my son, work diversity, church leadership roles, martial arts, gardening, camping, hiking, travel and river running. I sometimes volunteer such as at my sons’ school, church or other community event.


The integration of psychotherapy and nursing has proved to be very useful in both disciplines as well as benefitted the client.

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