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Meredith O'Brien 313 Sylvania Avenue, Avon, New Jersey 07717 (914) 260-3207, mo55a4a8@westpost.

net Education Fordham University: Graduate School of Social Work, Tarrytown, New Yor k Masters in Social Work, May 2006 College Of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, New York Masters: Allied Health Studies, Concentration: Counseling, June 2000 Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland B.A. Communications, Concentration: Public Relations, May 1996 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), February 2009 New Jersey Board of Social Work, License #44SC05384300 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), January 2009 State of Connecticut/License #006920 Certified School Social Worker, October 2008 New Jersey Board of Education Clinical CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Red Bank, NJ January 2009 to November 2009 Experience Program Coordinator, Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Pro gram Manage the day-to-day program operations for the Mobile Response Program serving children and adolescents in crisis situations in Monmouth County. Manage and su pervise 9 employees. Ensure policies and procedures are followed and develop new policies to improve the clinical quality of the program. Lead weekly staff meet ings. Perform presentations to outside schools and other agencies. Collaborate w ith New Jersey System of Care to ensure quality of care to children and families . High Road School of Norwalk, Norwalk, CT August 2006 to December 2008 Admissions Director June 2008 to December 2008 Manage the day-to-day program operations at a special education school for child ren with emotional disturbances. Manage and supervise 20 employees. Ensure polic ies and procedures are carried out appropriately. Engage in crisis intervention and management. Lead tours and intakes to potential students. Lead weekly staff meetings and in-service training. Manage budget, payroll, staff and student cont racts. Interview and hire potential employees. Social Work Supervisor March 2008 to June 2008 In addition to social work duties, provide weekly administrative and clinical su pervision to the staff social worker, discuss cases and provide mentoring. Manag e the social skills curriculum, coordinate caseloads, give school tours and prog ram overviews and assist the Associate Director. Social Worker August 2006 to June 2008 Provide individual and group counseling to children and adolescents with emotion al disturbances, including substance abuse, depression, bi-polar and behavioral disorders. Engage in crisis management daily. Advocate for children during place ment meetings. Monitor social and behavioral goals. Collaborate with parents, pr obation officers and other outside personnel. Internships at Fordham University September 2004 to May 2006 The New Learning Therapy Center, Westport, CT September 2005 to May 2006 Provided outpatient mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults an

d families. Conducted assessments, created treatment plans and provided weekly p sychotherapy sessions for clients in the areas of divorce, anxiety, behavioral i ssues, eating disorders and addiction. Attended weekly supervision and case conf erences. Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center, Stamford, CT September 2004 to May 2005 Provided home visit interventions to families of abused or neglected children. O ffered intensive parenting education, support and advocacy. Assessed families, c reated treatment plans and provided counseling and concrete services. Collaborat ed with probation officers, DCF workers, school teachers and social workers. Internships at College of Mount Saint Vincent August 1999 to May 2000 The Wilkins Center, Greenwich, CT November 1999 to May 2000 Co-led two dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) eating disorder groups. Counsele d and assisted the patients during group sessions. Lectured on DBT skills. Led c ore mindfulness exercises. Prepared group notes for each session. Collected data from the groups. NY Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, NY August 1999 to November 1999 Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) instructor at an outpatient day program speci alizing in the treatment of borderline personality disorder patients. Presented DBT lectures and assisted therapists in a group setting. Non-Clinical Equinox Fitness Club, Darien, CT January 2004 to August 2004 Experience Membership Advisor/Sales Representative Educated participants regarding health and fitness and counseled them during the ir membership experience. Responsible for generating new membership leads and sa les. Organized local outreach. Health and Fitness Institute, Stamford, CT October 2001 to December 2003 Lifestyle Counselor/Sales Representative Counseled members on health and fitness matters on a daily basis. Team player fo r sales department at a hospital health facility. Met individual goal each month . J. Brown/LMC Group, Stamford, CT Account Coordinator October 2000 to October 2001

The Fitness Image, Greenwich, CT September 1997 to September 2000 Evaluation Supervisor/ Personal Trainer Performed fitness evaluations on clients. Designed appropriate exercise prescrip tions for clients based on health history, fitness goals and evaluation results. Trained clients one-on-one in cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training and flexibility. K-III Communications, New York, NY January 1997 to August 1997 Production Editor: Power & Motoryacht magazine Computer Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other social s ervices databases and computer programs (Absolute; Cyber). Interests National Champion Irish Step Dancer. Enjoy working out and reading. References Available upon request