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Francine Shifrin, LCSW

26 Court Street a- Suite 2510 a- Brooklyn, New York 11242 a- (347) 244-6224 a- f
s107a842@westpost.net
SELF-STARTER /SERVICE-FOCUSED PROFESSIONAL
Mental Health | Sexual/Physical Abuse | HIV-related Issues | Counseling
Formulate treatment plans, conduct ongoing casework initiatives, and provide adv
ocacy services in both individual and group settings. Extensive experience as a
clinician and administrator working with severely troubled adolescents and adult
s. Treatment modalities used include individual, family, and group counseling. F
acilitate results-based programs; skill in community outreach programs, and prog
ress notes documentation. Ensure continuity of care from time to admission until
discharge. Maintain records in accordance with policies and regulations. Superv
ise professional and paraprofessional staffs. Selected specialized trainings:
a- Mental Health Management a- Group Therapy Sessions a- Outreach Programs/Advoc
acy
a- Individual & Group Counseling a- Case/Crisis Management a- Community/Referral
Services
a- Clinical/Administrative Practice

a- Adult ADD Treatment a- Health and Wellness


Training

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION
New York University a" Advanced Certificate, Clinical Social Work
New York University a" Graduate School of Social Work, M.S.W.
State University of New York a" Albany Graduate School of Education, M.A.
State University of New York a" Albany, B.S. Psychology
Certification: Certified Addiction Counselor (C.A.C.) 1988 - 1995

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
a' Appeared in press, television, and radio as an expert on HIV infected adolesc
ents, teenage prostitution, and chemical dependency in gay youth.
a' Wrote grant that was selected as 1 out of 3 Nationwide Federal grants to fund
treatment program for runaway youths.
a' Spearheaded a national conference on chemical dependency among homeless and r
unaway youths.
a' Published paper aChemical Dependency among Gay Youtha Hawthorne Press, 1989.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Private Practice, Brooklyn, New York [1987 a" Present]
Psychotherapist
a' Serve as part-time and full-time solo proprietor of a clinical practice worki
ng with a broad range of individuals varying in sexual orientation, gender and p
sychological functioning. Treat clients with respect, genuine concern and consid
eration for each as a unique individual.
Columbia University Graduate School Department of Field Work, New York [1999 a"
2001]
Associate Professor (Part-time)
a' Oversaw the educational contracts, policies and standards between first and s
econd year social work students and their placement agencies.
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26 Court Street a- Suite 2510 a- Brooklyn, New York 11242 a- (347) 244-6224 a- f
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a"Continueda"
Brooklyn Psychiatric Institute, Brooklyn, New York [1997 a" 2001]
Social Worker (Part-time)
a' Provided assessment, group, individual and family therapy and case management
in an outpatient program for clients who are dually diagnosed with mental healt
h and substance abuse issues.
Covenant House, New York [1989 a" 1995]
Director
a' Directed the clinical and administrative functions for elderly males, females
, chemical dependency, Intake and M.I.S. units in a shelter program for homeless
and runaway youths. Identified new prospects; planned and implemented efforts t
o cultivate and solicit them. Ensured safety and completed financial inventories
.

OTHER RELATIVE EXPERIENCES


Oversaw the clinical and administrative functions in an outreach program for tee
nage prostitutes
Provided case management and counseling services for substance abusers and/or du
ally diagnosed individuals
Performed individual, family and group counseling, and discharge planning
Counseled and case managed a population of troubled adolescents
Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York [1987 a" 1989]
Director Project First Step
Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York [1981 a" 1987]
Alcoholism Counselor
A-Way-Out, Queens, New York [1979 a" 1981]
Drug Counselor
Yonkers Learning Center, Yonkers, New York [1975 a" 1979]
Counselor

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
National Association of Social Workers [1987 a" Present]