Licensed clinical social worker with experience in a corporate behavioral health environment related to consulting and training to organizations, helping them to achieve strategic initiatives and programs for employee professional growth and development. Strategically manage and direct career growth including coaching in order to reach department specific goals driven by organizational mission, vision and values. Design and develop training resources needed to achieve desired results; specializing in the development of competency based training programs.
October 2009 to Present
Work with an executive management team including the Chief Executive Officer to research, design implement and evaluate an evidence-based treatment model for use with child welfare professionals in multiple sites across eight states.
Center for Social Work Research Contract Trainer-
2008 to Present
Develop and conduct continuing education training events for Texas certified DWI Educators.
Staff Education Coordinator
2005 to 2008
Responsible for the coordination of professional development for the organization, including but not limited to the developing a comprehensive multidisciplinary training plan, providing support for professional development with emphasis on planning, researching, designing/developing, and implementing a variety of competence-based curricula, training and technical assistance to programs; developing promotional and educational support materials; conducting training needs assessments; interpreting/using training evaluation data to revise/modify curricula and training and e-training initiatives.
2003 to 2005
Responsible for the serving as Master Trainer; serving as primary curriculum developer; serving as project liaison to program managers; providing coaching and mentoring of staff; preparing routine Quarterly, Annual, other reports; module, and remedial training on topics identified through quality improvement activities.
Certified Addictions Counselor
2001 to 2003
Provide therapeutic services including individual, family, and group counseling to assigned clients/family members within a residential addictions program setting. Develop, maintain, and record individualized client treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries. Facilitate groups regarding the disease of addiction and the recovery process. Deliver education regarding the disease of addiction and the recovery process via multi-media platforms, discussion groups, lectures, experiential activities, etc. Serve as a member of the treatment team; provide case management and documentation for individual caseload, noting all treatment related activities and services in an accurate, professional, and timely manner.
School Social Worker
2000 to 2001
Responsible for initial development and implementation of School Social Work Program Services. Provide interventions for at risk students identified by school personnel. Participate in a county wide multi disciplinary task force. Coordinate services with the mental health school based counselor.
Contract Addictions Counselor Assess individuals charged
1998 to 2000
and teach state sanctioned DUI curriculum to persons convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Certified Addictions Counselor
1996 to 1998
Conduct bio psychosocial assessments for persons seeking alcohol or other drug treatment. Assess individuals charged with DUI. Conduct individual and group counseling. Serve on as call counselor. Refer clients in need of detoxification and or inpatient treatment. Conduct alcohol and drug educational presentations to colleagues and the general public.
Certified Addictions Counselor Conduct
1993 to 1996
Conduct bio psychosocial assessments for persons seeking alcohol or other drug treatment. Conduct individual and group counseling. Serve on as call counselor. Refer clients in need of detoxification and or inpatient treatment. Conduct alcohol and drug educational presentations to colleagues and the general public.
Social Service Specialist-Conduct
1986 to 1993
Screening and intake of reported child abuse cases. Provide case management for children in foster care. Provide summaries and recommendations, and expert testimony to the family court regarding children in legal custody of DSS. Prepare termination of parental rights documentation; Serve as on call worker. Conduct training on child abuse and neglect for a variety of professionals.
MSW in Social Work-Organizations and Communities
January 1998 to January 2000
BS in Counselor Education
January 1979 to January 1983
Accomplished public speaker