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Kevin Elliott

Kevin Elliott
400 Dufferin Ave. Unit 3 London, ON, N6B 1Z4 519-400-9010 kelliot@ucalgary.ca

EDUCATION
Master of Counselling (MC), Counselling Psychology University of Calgary, Calgary, AB GPA to date: 3.8 Bachelor of Science Honours, Psychology Major University of Guelph, Guelph, ON GPA in major: 3.7 Anticipated Spring 2014

2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Counsellor (Intern) Sept 2013-Present Daya Counselling Centre, London, ON 1-1 Direct client counselling with 2 hours direct supervision per week Case conceptualization Applying appropriate interventions supported by research and based on clients background and needs Completing intake interviews and necessary paperwork Adhering to agency policies and procedures while following ethical guidelines of the CCPA Rehabilitation Counsellor Oct 2012-Present Dale Brain Injury Services London, Ontario Person-Centered approach to support clients with medication, daily activities in their residence, rehabilitation center and the community Provide personal care as required Effectively implement client Adaptive Behaviour Achievement and Maintenance to achieve rehabilitation goals

Special Services at Home Worker (SSHA) Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services

Oct 2010-April 2012

Kevin Elliott

Guelph, ON One-to-one support in the home or person's community to meet personal development and growth goals Main area of focus; nutritional education, planning and preparing meals

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Researcher for Wait-List Clinic (WLC) London/Middlesex Candian Mental Health Association, London, ON Supervisor: Dr. Felicia Otchet Collect, analyze and interpret data associated with WLC Write reports/papers related to the data Present findings at Mental Health conference (TBD) Nov 2012-Present

Lab Assistant Sept 2010-May 2011 University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Supervisor: Dr. Boyer Winters Perfusions Brain sectioning and staining Assisting undergraduate students with their research activities in the lab NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Perfusion and brain removal Sectioning, mounting and staining Experience with Open Field maze and 8-Arm Radial Maze Task Training and Supervision of Undergraduate research students Successfully carried out and analyzed 6 experiments May-Sept 2010

Undergraduate Thesis Sept 2009-April 2010 Elliott, K.S., Winters, B.D. (2010). The Role of Cholinergic and Glutamatergic Neurotransmitter Systems in Object Recognition in Rats. Proficient in SPSS, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Experience with running rats in Y-maze apparatus Drug administration: intra-peritoneal and intracranial methods Brain sectioning, mounting, and staining Successfully carried out and analyzed 10 experiments.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Kevin Elliott

Co-Author Melichercik, A. M., Elliott, K. S., Bianchi, C., Ernst, S. M., & Winters, B. D. (2012). Nicotinic receptor activation in perirhinal cortex and hippocampus enhances object memory in rats. Neuropharmacology, 62(5), 2096-2105. Presenter Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference May 2010 University of Windsor, Windsor, ON The Role of Cholinergic and Glutamatergic Neurotransmitter Systems in Object Recognition in Rats. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Peer Support Volunteer Nov 2012-Present WOTCH Community Mental Health Services, London, ON 1 on 1 peer support and companionship with an individual with mental health concerns Peer Support Counsellor Sept 2009- May 2010 Counselling Services, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Provide confidential, non-judgmental listening and support for students on and off campus Trained on topics such as: suicide, relationship problems, nutrition, mental illness, eating disorders, family problems, sexual orientation Requested to be a team leader for 2010-2011 (graduated therefore ineligible) Forward Minds Sept-Dec 2008 University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Spreading Mental Health awareness through posters and videos to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Certifications CPI Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention (NVPCI) Feb 2014 Focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behaviour at the earliest possible stage.

Kevin Elliott

Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Apr 2013 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Nov 2011 Training to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide Workshops 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program April 2013 Course centering on the techniques of mindfulness meditation and mindful movement AWARDS AND HONOURS NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Deans List University of Guelph PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Student Membership Member # 34995 Canadian Psychological Association 2013 May-Sept 2010 Fall 2009, Winter 2010