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OBJECTIVE Service oriented therapist, seeking to provide in-patient or out-patient service s to a diverse clientele including youth and

families; persons with mental illne ss; substance use disorders, and the abused to help improve their level of funct ioning. EDUCATION: Master of Social Work (May 2006) ~ Wayne State University Bachelor of Business Administration (May 1993) ~ Detroit College of Business EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 04/08 - PRESENT VISTA MARIA INC.; 20651 W. WARREN AVE.; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127 - Provide therapeutic services to adjudicated youth and their families with co-o ccurring disorders, history of Substance Abuse, Borderline Intellectual Function ing and Bipolar Disorder - Present cases to the Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Team to assess treatment diff iculties, psychiatric needs, changes in medication, and discharge planning - Conduct therapeutic groups for to educate adolescents on various topics, inclu ding Mental Health diagnosis and associated medications, cycle of abuse, and pro blem solving skills - Facilitate Multi-Family Therapy Groups addressing issues of family conflict, d efiance, truancy, substance use, and victimization - Provide sworn testimony in court hearings regarding the client's progress, or lack thereof, to aid the jurist in making informed decisions related to client a nd/or family - Complete person-centered treatment plans (including CAFAS), case notes, and co urt reports for assigned clients 06/07 - 04/08 STARR VISTA, INC.; 22390 W. SEVEN MILE; DETROIT, MI 48219 - Provided Wraparound services to assigned families, utilizing client-centered a pproach, to improve family cohesion and youth's compliance in the home - Provided in-home services to youth and their families diagnosed with Substance Abuse, Borderline Intellectual Functioning, Mental Health Illness, and home and school truancy - Documented and reported client's progress, in case logs, court reports, and cl inical meetings 05/05 - 09/06 IMPACT CONSULTING SERVICES, P.C.; 3513 ELIZABETH LAKE ROAD, STE. 209; WATERFORD MI 48346 - Monitored and observed court ordered parenting time visitations of 7 cases wee kly, documenting the interaction and progress, for modification purposes - Summarized client's progress to Judges/Referees, Case Workers, Probation Offic ers and Attorneys - Documented treatment plans, progress notes, and summary reports for therapeuti c and visitation clients - Provided individual and family therapy with youth and parents to address oppos itional defiance, school truancy, abuse and neglect, substance use, divorce, and psychiatric history - Processed intakes and conducted biopsychosocial assessments with at-risk youth and their parents SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE - Post MSW supervised clinical hours completed - AODA Counselor Development Plan on record with MCBAP expiring in February 2012 - Utilization of the DSM-IV TR for clinical assessments - Comprehension of psychological testing, testing instruments and rating scales

- Understanding the multiple determinants of psychosocial dysfunction, such as f amily culture, social and economic injustices, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual o rientation, and social class