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Brian Williams, M.S.

Marriage and Family Therapy


5500 Metrowest Blvd Apt 201 · Orlando, FL 32811 · (813) 368-9154 · briwil@nova.edu

OBJECTIVE To obtain a clinical position that will allow me to utilize my unique systemic training and therapeutic
skills in assisting people in our community.

EDUCATION Masters of Science in Family Therapy Sept 2006 – April 2009


Nova Southeastern University Orlando, FL
• GPA: 3.9
• Graduation Date: June 2008
• 9 out of 10 on Comprehensive Exam
• Program provides training by applying systemic ideas to individual, group, and marital issues.
• Trained to facilitate short term groups for children around the issue of death, adolescence around
the issue of peer pressure, and elderly adults who recently lost a spouse.
• Trained to work with a variety of clinical concerns including anxiety disorders, developmental and
adolescence issues, substance abuse and chronic illness.
• Trained to work with children that are grieving the loss of a loved one by observing and
participating in arts and crafts, acting out in drama scenes, meditating and embracing in ceremony
for the deceased, and using reframing techniques during ice breakers and journal entries.
• Licensed in FARS and CFARS

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Summer 2004


Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

HONORS Florida State University


• Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

WORK
EXPERIENCE

Nova Southeastern University September 2006 - Present


Lab Monitor/Videoconference Tech Orlando, FL

• Assist in any technological problems in computer lab


• Trained in helping students with computer applications
• Trained in handling videoconferences/LCD projectors
• Display good customer service
• Trained in enabling school’s wireless connection for students.

Clerk
Fall 2005
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Tallahassee, FL
• Set up appointments
• Log in appointments
• File
• Answer phone calls

Crew Chief June 2003- Feb


2005
Guest Services Tallahassee, FL
• Setup rooms for meetings
• Help out and setup rooms orientation leaders
• Assign audio-visual equipment to organizations
• Closing and securing Oglesby Union of Florida State University
• Work audio board for events

COUNSELING
EXPERIENCE

Silver Star Center October 2008 – Dec 2008


Intern Orlando, FL
• Trained in assessing at risk students
• Implemented systemic approaches as a school counselor/mentor
• Followed up on students’ behavior and grades
• Helped manage student’s anger and decision making
• Co-facilitated decision making groups
• Assisted in helping students go from Special Diplomas to Standard Diplomas

Community Education Partners September 2007- May 2008


Intern Orlando, FL
• Trained in assessing at risk students
• Implemented systemic approaches as a school counselor.
• Trained to keep updated progress notes
• Followed up on students’ behavior and grades
• Trained in helping students manage anger

Camp Coral
Camp Counselor
• Observed and participated in arts and crafts with campers.
• Implemented active listening skills and therapeutic techniques for grieving students
• Played sports with kids
• Asked questions to assist in therapeutic disclosure
• Listened, reframed and embraced campers throughout camp and during event for the deceased.

Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare June 2007 – Sept 2007


Intern Orlando, FL
• Trained about the importance of the Baker Act, i.e. the client’s protected rights, the duration of the
Baker Act, and which individuals enforce the Baker Act.
• Practiced assessing clients
• Trained during clinical assessment to assess risk of client, form a diagnosis, ask the right
questions, and observe the client.
• Trained about the use, treatment, and side effects of various psychotropic medications.
• Trained and demonstrated different techniques for managing a noncompliant client during a crisis
by listening, rationalizing the situation and building a therapeutic rapport.

Camp Good Grief October 2006


Cabin Counselor Boca Raton, FL
• Observed and participated in arts and crafts with campers.
• Played sports and table top games.
• Sang and acted scenes from short stories with campers.
• Listened, reframed and embraced campers throughout camp and during ceremony for the
deceased.

Nova Southeastern University Brief Therapy Institute October 2006 - Present


Intern Ft. Lauderdale, FL
• Trained with various postmodern therapeutic models such as solution-focused model and
narrative therapy.
• Conducted co-therapy with practicum students and professor.
• Observed, critiqued, and gave advice to fellow practicum students from behind the mirror.

Caroline Brevard Elementary June 2005 – May 2006


Activity Leader Tallahassee, FL
• Assisted in decreasing students’ Body Mass Index
• Organized step team and choreographed their performances
• Assisted Site Coordinator in organizing events for children.
• Tutored, counseled, established rapport with students.

Skills
Work Related
• Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, 55 wpm, Internet
• Videoconference Tech for NSU
• Strong Interpersonal Skills
• Comprehensive Therapy Skills
• Able to Assess
• Able to handle confidentiality
• Ability to work in a flexible and fast paced environment
• Can work efficiently and accurately without close supervision.
• Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student
populations.
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Able to contextualize situations
• Experienced with Cool Edit Pro and some recording software
• Skilled in working with technical equipment

REFERENCES Provided upon request.