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Susan Dhayer

M.Ed,MSW-LCSW,CART

Houston, TX

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Work Experience

Therapist

Contract/self employed
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Houston, TX
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June 2007 to Present

Clinical services, therapies to following populations-partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program patients, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS patients, sexual and personality disorders, affective disorders, geriatric disorders/disabilities and those patients with extensive 
offender status.Treatment plans, psychosocial assessments and discharge planning. 
 
Competency in electronic medical records systems

Director of Social Services

Paramount Health Care and Rehabilitation
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Houston, TX
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January 2012 to July 2012

Start up facility 
Family and individual counseling related to long term care, 
death and dying issues,care planning,psychosocial assessments 
and coordination of psychiatric,dental, optical and audio services  
in the facility. Family council meetings , discharge planning and crisis 
intervention.Electronic medical records.

Director of Social Services

Northway Healthcare Centre - Mariner Healthcare
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Houston, TX
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January 2005 to October 2005

Duties included traditional long-term care activity: care planning, referrals, discharge plans, transfers, interactions with state regulatory systems, grief counseling, burial arrangements, family/ individual crises intervention as well as mental health commitment process, application for guardianship and coordination of psychological, psychiatric and state parole board services.

Clinical Social Worker

Texana Mental Health and Mental Retardation
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Missouri City, TX
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May 2002 to January 2005

Provided individual and family therapy as well as social work services to clients with dual diagnoses. Population included mental retardation Down syndrome, autism, Asperger syndrome and developmental/ physical disabilities. Served on Human Rights Committee.

Therapist/ Case Manager

FFS Services
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Houston, TX
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January 2001 to May 2002

Provided inpatient psychiatric services to include:group,family and individual therapies,discharge planning,court commitments and treatment plans for dual diagnosis adult patients

Intensive Out-Patient Director

Rhema Counseling Center
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Houston, TX
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May 1999 to December 2000

Delivered psychological and psychiatric services in individual and group therapies.

Therapist

Comprehensive Therapies
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Houston, TX
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June 1997 to April 1999

Delivered psychological and psychiatric services to residents in area nursing homes as well as clients at local adult day care centers.

Therapist

Independent Contact Work
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Houston, TX
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1996 to 1997

Delivered psychological and psychiatric services in individual and group therapies.

Therapist/ Director

Cornerstone Healthcare
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Dallas, TX
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August 1994 to May 1995

Director of social services as well as member of multi-disciplinary treatment team for in-patient geriatric patients.

Therapist

Harris County Psychiatric Center
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Houston, TX
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June 1988 to July 1994

Delivered psychiatric services to multicultural in-patient population with broad range of mental and affective disorders and substance abuse issues. Member of the multi-disciplinary team, discharge planning and liaison between the patient and the probate court system as well as employers, family system and the community at large

Education

M.S.W. in Social Work

University of Houston -
Houston, TX

January 1986 to January 1988

M.ED in vocational and technical education

SUNY Utica-Rome -
Utica, NY

January 1980 to January 1981

B.A. in Liberal Arts

SUNY -
Plattsburgh, NY

January 1967 to January 1980