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Resume of Cynthia Breen
612-217-0425Mental Health & Social Services Professional email@example.com
The Pilot Program is a process that required the entire team to serve each individual, offeringbroad learning opportunities with diverse clientele needs. As appropriate, I provided individualclient-centered counseling, gestalt therapy, strengths-based counseling, cognitive therapy,anger management training and behavioral analysis.
Hennepin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council (Feb 2008 – Present)
Advisory Board Member (Appointee)Minneapolis, MN / Kelsey Walton, Assistant to Commissioner Gail Dorfman / 612-348-4304
By annual appointment by the full County Board, I advise the Hennepin County Commissionerson adult mental health issues as part of the county’s Local Advisory Council (LAC). In additionto serving the full Hennepin County Board, my role allows close work with Commissioner GailDorfman, a long-time advocate for those affected by mental illness.
As a designated advocate for consumers of county mental health services, my responsibilitywithin the greater LAC body includes ensuring that policy and planning recommendationsfrom the council reflect present and future needs by consumers for services; addressingshortcomings in the existing system; and facilitating interagency cooperation with socialservice providers at the neighborhood, city, regional and state level to optimize consumerquality of care, efficiency and proper budget allocation.
My commission also involves research and presenting findings to the board to determine if findings meet policy guidelines. In December 2008, I was elected co-chairperson of theadvisory group through the end of 2009; I was re-elected chair in 2010, and remain on thecouncil following renewal of my appointment in 2011.
Hazelden Center for Youth and Families (Aug 2003 – Aug 2007)
Admissions Specialist / CD TechnicianPlymouth, MN / 651-213-4200
Responsible for initiating and managing the client admission process; this involved extensiverecords management, including confidential client medical records, financial materials,payment instruments and discharge information.
I often worked with clients and their families to arrange special financing, hybrid insurancecoverage and other mechanisms to allow less-affluent individuals to access Hazelden’sprograms
Additional responsibilities included lecturing on chemical dependency issues; implementationof and coordinating the completion of treatment plans.
I was involved regularly in direct client counseling, including 12-Step education; dual-diagnosisawareness; anger management; grief/loss counseling; and off-site meeting supervision