Biopsychosocial, mandated reporter: child and adult,
suicide/homicide, psychiatric, substance abuse, domestic violence,
Racial, multi-cultural, LGBTQ+
Individual, conjoint, and group modalities,
zoom, microsoft teams
Computer-based programs, ariel med-decisions, microsoft excel,
Clinical supervision both individual and group, as well as clinical presentations,
Follow up and support
Collaboration with Doctors, Nurses, Educators, Social Workers, Counselors, Union Representatives and outside agencies
Ancillary support and concrete services, referrals and follow-up
Field visits, phone outreach, progress notes, emails, and advocacy letters,
Supervision and case presentations
Social Work Intern supervisor,
Mindfulness meditation classes in the community
Grief, and critical incident support, mindfulness meditation,
Certified personal trainer
Human developement in an Integral Consciousness Developmental context
i-Conscious life coach
Doing clinical evaluations and referrals for individuals, couples, parents, and children for a variety of challenges like relationship problems, domestic violence, parent-child conflict, school adjustment, anxiety, depression, post-partum, grief, and psychiatric challenges using biopsychosocial assessments, motivational interviewing, eco-maps and geno-grams.
Also using diagnostic and severity measures like PHQ-9 for depression and various self report substance abuse questionaires.
Developing and facilitating psychoeducational workshops in stress management, communication, anger management, youth mentoring, mind-body health for adults and youth, successfully achieving improved knowledge and lifestyle changes as noted in post-evaluation and self-reporting.
Workshops are conducted in-house (external EAP), at worksites, and online using zoom and microsoft teams. Utilizing microsoft word, and slide presentations.
Facilitate psycho-educational groups with strong experiential component, leading participants through exercises with follow up reflection and feedback within a theoretical context successfully communicating the purpose and utility of content as noted in feedback surveys and self report.
Have provided theraputic clinical groups in substance abuse, life skills management, and socialization (psychiatric context) and many other types of content.
Psycho-education on benefit availability and community resources as well as holistic health, stress reduction and resiliency via best practices around diet, nutrition and exercise along with self-care via medical and psychiatric doctor visits, medication management, and psychotherapy.
Educating and advising clients on their behavioral health benefits and assessing treatment utilization of in/outpatient services with providers throughout the provider network to assure compliance with benefit availability and to facilitate successful treatment outcomes.
Successfully manage an ongoing caseload of over 100, from assessment and referral to monitoring and secure termination of services. Provide support and coping skills education throughout the process successfully empowering clients' resiliency as noted in feedback statements.
Utilize computer based programs, Ariel Med-Decisions, microsoft word, and clinical presentations in supervision.
Assessing for client-environment fit and readily making referrals for a variety of community resources like unemployment, alternative health insurance, housing, homeless shelters, short and long-term disability, social security/pension, food banks, and domestic violence safe housing as needed.
Success with encouraging better community connections between Clients and their environments.
Working closely with a diverse staff of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Health educators, as well as with outside medical and behavioral health providers in providing holistic biopsychosocial assessments and referrals for treatment.
Achieving success in improving health as noted by client participation in psychotherapy, medication management, weight management classes, smoking cessation classes, exercise classes, A1C monitoring, and medical follow up.
Practice and maintain clear verbal and written communication via phone outreach, progress notes, emails and advocacy letters to clinical supervisor, medical director and colleagues, to account for all services considered and rendered in a consistent and timely manner.
Maintain computer-based record keeping via medical program,
Ariel Med-Decisions maintianing an ongoing caseload of up to 100 clients with clear and accountable record-keeping as noted in supervision. microsoft word, slide shows and excel spreadsheets.
Participate in weekly individual and peer supervision with case assessments and case presentations as well as occasional educational presentations like motivational interviewing and best practices in listening.
Providing critical or disruptive event support for employment downsizing and layoffs, armed bank robbery, shootings, and sudden death by accident, violence, or suicide, for groups and individuals collaborating with workplace managers and union representatives.
Clinical support is provided by acknowledging, reframing and, normalizing their reactions to critical or disruptive events and addressing any unresolved historical losses or traumas that become triggered.
Also, providing psycho-education on best practices to mobilize coping and empower resilient responses. Providing follow-up referrals as needed.
Provide support to individuals normalizing loss with empathic and active listening along with psycho-education regarding the prevalence and stages of grief with its individual expressions and outcomes.
Have provided grief-focused psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults struggling with cancer and HIV/AIDS in client's homes, schools, and other community locations with the successful completion of most treatment goals as noted in clinical supervision.
Conducting Mindfulness Meditation classes in-house and online with success in the education of its value and continuity of ongoing practice as noted in post evaluation and self-reports.
Have conducted mindfulness meditation classes in the community and workplace for over 10 years.
Practice individual, couple and family assessments and making diagnostic impressions with referrals to appropriate treatment sources and follow up to assure success of therapeutic alliance between clients and providers.
Provide short term (1-3 sessions) support and sustain counseling for clients up to referral or termination of services as complete.
Have practiced individual and group psychotherapy for latency age and adolescent children using play therapy, and other therapeutic strategies like history writing, storytelling, and journal keeping to encourage the expression of feelings and increase adaptive social functioning at home and in school settings.
Have practiced family, individual, and marital psychotherapy utilizing structural, generational, and systems approaches consistently encouraging unity and effective conflict management as well as problem-solving to improve Client functioning
Providing services in an advocacy-oriented benefit fund and labor union setting in New York City for over 25 years. Members include a wide variety of racial, cultural, and LGBTQ+ individuals and groups including immigrant populations.
Providing these individuals support and advocacy for their behavioral health needs and services as well as serving their successful employment outcomes. Being sensitive to worldly dynamics of oppression and injustice as well as family cultural norms. Referring them for culturally sensitive behavioral health, ancillary support, and legal services within the benefit fund and in the larger community as needed.
Providing services that emphasize specific cultural knowledge, unique developmental trajectories like coming to terms with societal oppression due to racial-ethnic status, or acknowledging developmental realities of emerging as a sexual minority.
Have provided family-centered treatment to clients in community-based settings to prevent the placement of children into child welfare with an over 65% success rate of treatment goal completion as noted in supervision.
Provide specific assessments and referrals in one and one sessions for inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and have provided treatment-assessment groups to educate, inform and guide clients into recovery behaviors and often achieving success in the ability to avoid more intense treatment options as noted by demonstrated abstinence of participants and statistical analysis of group outcomes.
Use of motivational interviewing in working with clients using guiding interview style: asking, listening and reflecting client responses back and listening for action statements then supporting them and providing informed knowledge and resource options.
Listening for clients' own motivation to come through and supporting that while working with ambivalence with reflective responses.
Have provided clinical and administrative supervision to Bachelor and Master level Social Work Interns with successful transitions through social work schools.
Providing consistent awareness of the prevalence and possibility of DV in a variety of family constellations and situations and inquiring with sensitivity about experiences that amount to verbal, physical, financial and psychological intimidation and abuse including sex trafficking for adults and dependents.
Discreet referrals to safe housing, law enforcement and supportive psychological services as needed for all clients involved, especially children who may be direct or indirect victims.
Provide assessments for psychosis and mood disorders utilizing DSM-5 as a guide. Demonstrating awareness of historical precedence of mood swings, hypomania, depression as well as the presence of disordered/delusional thinking or internal preoccupation.
Assess for familly history, onset time frame along with psychiatric-based treatment including medication management for both inpatient and outpatient care as well as overall treatment compliance.
Ongoing assessment for family and community support including employment success to address any ancillary service or psycho-education needs especially as clients transition from inpatient treatment to aftercare treatment and readjust back into their life style situation.
Providing sensitive awareness to the prevalence and possiblity of suicidal or homicidal behavior and inquiring regularly as to the possibility of ideations only, ideations with behavior including any dangerous and self-destructive behavior not commonly thought of as suicidal or homicidal.
Being aware and sensitive to historical precedents for individuals, their family members and peers. Responding to indicators like substance abuse, psychiatric history, availability of guns and active narratives-ideologies and group affiliations which may activate self or other destructive behavior.
Being sensitive to and aware of the important assets, and nourishing connections in client's lives like children, meaningfull employment, friendship connections and overall life success which give meaning and purpose to Clients' lives and emphasize these elements to empower clients beyond alienation, helplessness, hopelessness and futility.
Establishing safe contracts with clients including significant others as adequate psychiatric based support is made possible.
Providing sensitive and discreet assessments and safety actions for children and adults who may be experiencing abuse of any type. Calling legal authorities as needed in addition to referrals for supportive psychological services.