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
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.
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.
CAGS in School psychology, school adjustment/guidance
2005 to 2006
MEd in Secondary Education
2003 to 2005
BA in Sociology and Communication
1979 to 1983