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Jannette Benetti

Springfield, MA

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Work Experience

Clinician/ therapist

River Valley Counseling Center
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Holyoke, MA
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October 2011 to Present

Diagnose, treat and help people who are trying to avoid or already have psychological issues and problems. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relations Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary. Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and to develop treatment plans.

School Guidance Counselor

Holyoke Public School
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Holyoke, MA
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September 2006 to June 2008

Provided services to students through individual counseling in understanding themselves in the contexts within which they live, home, school, and community. Completed assessments, referrals, and counseling with students and families. Provided direct service to students in the classroom al least once per week. Assisted in the orientation of new students to the school. Served as a testing consultant. Maintained confidentiality of materials at all levels.

Spanish Teacher

Springfield Public School
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Springfield, MA
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September 1998 to June 2004

Created long-range plans based on a review of system and state curriculum priorities, student profiles and instructional priorities. Defined goals and objectives for unit and daily plans. Prepared a variety of learning activities considering individual student's culture, learning styles, special needs and Socio-economic background. Established and used behavior management techniques. Created a classroom environment that is conductive to learning.

Education

CAGS in School psychology, school adjustment/guidance

American International College -
Springfield, MA

2005 to 2006

MEd in Secondary Education

American International College -
Springfield, MA

2003 to 2005

BA in Sociology and Communication

Regis College -
Weston, MA

1979 to 1983