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B R I T TA N Y J.

B E IS P E L

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E D U C AT I O N
Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY
May 2015
Master of Science in Social Work, GPA 3.86
Concentration: Advanced Clinical Practice; Health, Mental Health & Disabilities
Relevant Coursework: Adult Psychopathology, Theory & Treatment of Suicidal Behavior,
Social Work Practice in Alcoholism and other Chemical Dependencies, and Social Work
Practice in Domestic Violence
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Letters and Science, Madison, WI
May 2012
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology, History
L I C E N S U R E A N D C E RT I F I C AT I O N S
 Licensed Master Social Worker, New York State Certification, License Number: 095002
 New York State Department of Health Certified Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Volunteer Advocate, 40+ hours of training
 Family Engagement Toolkit Program: Coaching Family Visits; Sponsored by the New York
State Office of Children and Family Services, 20+ hours of training
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Institute for Family Health, New York, NY
September 2014-April 2015
Social Work Intern
 Counseled a diverse population of adolescent and adult patients in goal-oriented therapy
utilizing evidence based treatments including problem-solving therapy, behavioral
activation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy
 Conducted comprehensive psychosocial assessments, mental status exams, and patient
histories
 Assessed patients for safety using CSSRS assessment and clinical judgment; supported
patients throughout crisis
 Co-facilitated Wellness Self-Management Plus group and facilitated Wellness Self
Management group integrating the topics of substance use and mental illness, directed
outreach to potential interested patients
 Collaborated with mental health and medical professionals in patient evaluation and
treatment to enhance patient care
 Evaluated treatment plans and goals on a continuous basis in order to make sure patient’s
needs were met
 Mastery of EPIC Electronic Medical Record
Graham Windham, Bronx, NY
September 2013-May 2014
Social Work Intern
 Facilitated developmental playgroup for birth parents and children ages 0 to 4
 Supported birth parents to empower and enrich their parenting skills and to meet
children’s needs
 Conducted home visits to birth and foster parents to assess for safety and enhance
parenting skills
 Utilized solutions-based training with parents to advance goals of reunification at the
agency and in the home

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Recruited parents and children within agency for participation in programs by using
creative approaches including attending events, creating pamphlets, and offering
incentives
 Outreached to agency employees to acquire referrals for participation in programs
 Advocated for clients within the agency and for services outside agency
V O LU N T E E R E X P E R I E N C E
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
March 2014- Present
On-Call Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate
 Provide emotional support to survivors and ensure that their needs are met in the
emergency department
 Present information about medical and legal options to survivors so they can make
informed choices
 Liaison between survivor and medical staff and law enforcement officials
 Assess for survivor safety, develop safety plan, and connect survivors to outside programs
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
June 2014-August 2014
Spine Head/Neck Services Volunteer
 Conducted rounds continuously on patients to support nursing staff and ensure all
patient’s needs had been met including; feeding patients, locating doctors and nurses, and
refilling room supplies
 Provided emotional support to patients and engaged in various games and activities to
occupy patients
 Educated patients on falls precaution and prevention safety
St. Vincent’s Behavior Health Services Westport, CT
July 2010- August 2010
Seton Academy Intern
 Worked cooperatively with staff to assist students with assignments and improve upon
academic skills
 Facilitated learning by leading group discussions, creating activities, and providing one-onone instruction
 Participated in group therapy to provide emotional support to students
Kids in Distressed Situations, New York, NY
June 2011- August 2011
Intern
 Created fundraising presentations which led to donation increases and donor participation
 Coordinated special events for fundraisers including annual luncheon and Socks for
America event
 Managed various projects including website creating, grant editing, social media
 Researched potential areas of need for donations and companies to partner with
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
September 2011- May 2012
ESL Level 3 Classroom Teaching Assistant
 Worked cooperatively with classroom teacher to complete daily tasks and lesson plans
with ESL students
 Implemented lessons to teach language skills, enhance learning, and facilitate partner and
group work
 Designed and administered appropriate activities to reinforce learning
Sennett Middle School, Madison, WI
Teaching Assistant
Brittany Beispel
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January 2012- May 2012




Worked cooperatively with classroom teachers to enhance learning of students in need of
extra support
Implemented lesson plans to small groups and one on one in all subjects including
reading, math, science
Motivated students to stay on task and finish assignments by providing incentives and
individual support
Facilitated group discussions, led small reading groups, monitored classroom activities

Omega School, Madison, WI
September 2011- December 2011
Tutor
 Supported students working to receive their GED by providing academic support and
individual tutoring
 Facilitated learning by providing instruction on reading, math, science, and social studies
skills
 Encouraged students to complete coursework and continue with studies through
motivational interviewing
English as a Second Language Tutor, Madison, WI
January 2010- December 2010
 Tutored University of Wisconsin-Madison employees in English
 Developed individualized lesson plan and unique worksheets to cater to the needs of each
student
 Facilitated learning by teaching language skills
 Communicated with students about goals, progress, and adjustments needed
COMPUTER SKILLS
 Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; SPSS Data Analysis, EPIC electronic
medical record

Brittany Beispel
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