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Resume - Cindy Breen - Psychology, Social Services & Crisis Care Professional

Resume - Cindy Breen - Psychology, Social Services & Crisis Care Professional

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Cynthia Breen has dedicated her entire professional life to working directly in the social service system: providing care for those affected by mental illness or needing psychological crisis services; assisting the developmentally disabled; working with disadvantaged communities; and delivering services and advocacy for underserved populations. Whether as an employee, volunteer or individual, she believes in and practice individualized care in dynamic team environments or independently, recognizing the importance of flexibility, adaptable skills, collaborative problem-solving and strict adherence to regulatory and licensure protocols in all aspects of Cindy's professional responsibilities when providing the best possible care to those affected by mental illness.
Cynthia Breen has dedicated her entire professional life to working directly in the social service system: providing care for those affected by mental illness or needing psychological crisis services; assisting the developmentally disabled; working with disadvantaged communities; and delivering services and advocacy for underserved populations. Whether as an employee, volunteer or individual, she believes in and practice individualized care in dynamic team environments or independently, recognizing the importance of flexibility, adaptable skills, collaborative problem-solving and strict adherence to regulatory and licensure protocols in all aspects of Cindy's professional responsibilities when providing the best possible care to those affected by mental illness.

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Cynthia Breen
Social Services & Psychological Crisis Care Professional
(612) 217-0425 | cindy@cindybreen.com
 
Resume of Cynthia Breen
612-217-0425Mental Health & Social Service Professional cindy@cindybreen.com
 
Career Statement
I have dedicated my entire professional life to working directly in the social service system: providingcare for those affected by mental illness or needing psychological crisis services; assisting the developmentallydisabled; working with disadvantaged communities; and delivering services and advocacy for underservedpopulations. Whether as an employee, volunteer or individual, I believe in and practice individualized care indynamic team environments, recognizing the importance of flexibility; adaptable skills; collaborative problem-solving and strict adherence to regulatory and licensure protocols in all aspects of my profession.
Employment History
People Incorporated / Nancy Page Crisis Residence (Dec 2008 - Present)
Mental Health PractitionerMinneapolis, MN / 612-870-3787 
 
Mental health crisis care team member working in high-volume, fast-paced short-term crisisresidence, working directly with clients spanning the diagnostic and functional spectrum inindividual and group settings.
 
 
On a daily basis, responsible for conducting individual crisis assessments, treatment planningand empowering clients to complete their treatment goals. Collaborate in assisting clients inmental health crisis develop and complete Crisis Response Action Plans, Relapse PreventionPlans, Wellness Plans and other assignments to mitigate the individual’s crisis environment .
 
 
Ongoing responsibilities include providing treatment interventions to clients in accordancewith their treatment plans; this involves promoting, encouragement, and training clients todevelop the skills they need to gain independence, self-sufficiency for their basic living needs.
 
Advanced Behavioral Health (Jan 2008 Aug 2008)
Therapist (Practicum Intern)
Brooklyn Park, MN / Joanne Williamsen, Director / 612-560-8331
 
As an interning therapist for my Masters Degree practicum, I was actively involved in therapysessions both in group and individual settings for adults with developmental disabilities,traumatic brain injuries, and autism spectrum disorders, completing 700 hours of internship inconjunction with my Masters Degree in Psychology.
 
I lead multiple group sessions within ABH’s ‘Pilot Program’, a therapy based on DialecticalBehavior Therapy (DBT) and the Pesso Boyden System (PBSP) method; this approach wasdesigned to complement the concrete thinking patterns of the people we served.
 
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Resume of Cynthia Breen
612-217-0425Mental Health & Social Services Professional cindy@cindybreen.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

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