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BRANDEIS ZAKLAN

P.O. Box 25604 ∙ Eugene, OR 97402 ∙ (541) 497 -3202 brandeis@pdx.edu Education Masters of Arts in School Counseling Portland State University, Portland, OR Masters of Arts in Education National University, La Jolla, CA Bachelor of Science History, Social Science minor Portland State University, Portland, OR Internship Experience Hamlin Middle School, Springfield, OR Maple Elementary School, Springfield, OR June 2013

December 2009

August 2000

September 2012 to June 2013 September 2012 to June 2013

Individual Counseling  Counseled students K-8 utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, Functional Behavior Assessments, Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to address depression, assertiveness issues, self-esteem, cutting, poor academic performance, peer pressure, nutrition, substance abuse, sexuality, social issues, family issues, physical abuse, homelessness, and behavior issues.  Counseled numerous students in short-term crisis situations such as classroom behavior, student conflict, and bullying. Group Counseling  Facilitated a weekly girls group for 7th grade girls focused on nurturing self-esteem. Topics included body image, self-worth, setting boundaries, self-advocacy, peer pressure, dating, leadership skills, bullying, sexuality, physical development, selfimage, and personal safety.  Led a weekly friendship group for 5th grade boys focused on fostering healthy friendships and appropriate social behavior. Classroom Guidance  Over the course of the school year taught numerous 6th grade classes on organization, studying techniques, importance of education, learning modalities, manners, leadership skills, peer pressure, bullying, and interpersonal development. Developed and taught career guidance lesson plan to 4 th, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students.  Provided constructive feedback at counseling department meetings to discuss students with truancy issues, IEPS, 504 plans, or behavior issues.  Participated in grade wide teachers’ meetings regarding student’s academic performance and classroom behavior.  Contributed to school-wide collaboration sessions such as the “Expect Respect” bullying initiative, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), developed a presentation on discipline, participated in training to administer Oaks testing, and Crisis Team meetings. Professional Development Member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Member of the Oregon School Counselor Association (OSCA) Member of the Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Honor Society Special workshops:  PSU sponsored training “Promoting Positive Sexual Development Following Abuse” by Dr. Dave Zeigler, March 2013  PSU sponsored training “Trauma and Dissociative Disorders” by Dr. Dave Zeigler, March 2013  Suicidal Ideation and Crisis Response Training, Lane County Education Services, Eugene, February 2013.  Shared Hope Internationals “Do you know Lacy?” training on Domestic Sex Trafficking, October 2012 Teaching Experience St. John of the Cross School August 2006 to August 2010 6th grade Teacher San Diego, CA  Taught 6th grade Science, Social Studies, and Religion curriculum  Created a classroom environment and implemented curriculum that consistently improved students Iowa State tests scores by 2 years on average in the area of Science.  Volunteered for additional duties as 6th grade camp liaison, and staff social committee chair person. Lynwood Middle School September 2001 to June 2003 8th grade Teacher Lynwood, CA  Taught 8th grade Science in a Title I school, to Level 3 English language learners.  Achieved and maintained one of the lowest rates of disciplinary problems in the school.
References available upon request