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Abbey Wallace


(734)818-9028 abbeymwallace@yahoo.com

Education
Grand Valley State University Anticipated Graduation April 2018
Master of Social Work
Executive Board Member of Phi Alpha-Chi Epsilon Honor Society

Grand Valley State University Graduated April 2016
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Non-Profit Administration Minor
Recipient of the Winter 2015 Career Center Internship Award


Experience
Grand Valley State University August 2017 - Present
School of Social Work Graduate Assistant
• Under the supervision of Dr. Brandon Youker, facilitates and evaluates a research project on BSW/MSW
student’s understanding and definition of academic rigor as it pertains to the School of Social Work
• Participates in Faculty Learning Communities focused on Open Access and Open Education Resources
at Grand Valley State University

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs May 2017 - Present
Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Assistance Supportive
Housing (HCHV HUD/VASH) Case Manager Intern
• Case management of Veterans who receive housing assistance
• Completes intake assessments, suicide risk assessments, safety plans, and biopsychosocial assessments
• Develops and implements treatment plans with an interdisciplinary team
• Development of a mindfulness-based group therapy program

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital June 2013 - Present
Hospitality Support Staff
• Provides hospitality and supportive services to the Nutrition Services Department
• Collaborates with an multidisciplinary team of dietitians, cooks, managers, kitchen staff, and nursing
units to ensure patient’s nutritional intake and satisfaction
• Works with a diverse population of patients and families to gather food preferences and menu selec-
tions
• Performs basic office duties, such as faxing, filing, answering multi-line phones, and utilizing CBORD
Medical Database


Military Support Programs And Networks (M-SPAN) May 2017 - July 2017
HomeFront Strong Program Child Team Volunteer
• Worked with children ages 0-6 in an 8-week therapeutic group specifically for post-9/11 military families
• Facilitated a manualized resiliency intervention for children ages 0-6

Grand Valley State University August 2016 - April 2017
School of Social Work Graduate Assistant
• Worked with Dr. Cray Mulder on research projects, teaching preparation, and community service efforts
• Conducted literature reviews on program evaluation measures for a local community gardening initiative
Abbey Wallace

(734)818-9028 abbeymwallace@yahoo.com

Family Futures January 2015 - September 2016
Childhood Development/Connections Program Intern
• Supported families through the use of a development screening tool called the Ages and Stages Ques-
tionnaire
• Coordinated and collaborated directly with the Connections Program Manager, Heidi Czerwon
• Analyzed and tracked children’s development through the use of the Access Database
• Researched and responded to parent’s needs regarding developmental concerns for their children
• Evaluated the Connections Program through an analysis of the annual Satisfaction Survey
• Received nomination for the Do-Gooder Award through Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of
Grand Rapids

Recent Professional Development
Eaton Regional Education Services Agency March 2018
• Alternatives and Complementary Approaches to Chronic Pain for Opioid Abuse Prevention

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Talent Management System Webinars April 2017 - January 2018
• Understanding and Managing Complex Co-occuring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Women
Veterans
• Suicide Prevention Guide Training (S.A.V.E.)
• Suicide Risk Management Training for Clinicians
• CBT-SUD: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Homeless Prevention (CBT-H)
• Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in PTSD-Cognitive 

Behavioral Treatment

Cherry Health Continuing Education Trainings October 2017
• ASAM Criteria for Substance Related and Co-occuring Conditions

Mandated Reporter Training September 2016

Spectrum Health Healthier Communities Monthly In-service January 2015 - September 2016
• Managing the Bio/Psycho/Social Effects of Stress
• Wounded Places: The Raising of America
• Battling Assumptions that Defeat Parents