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Carolynn Stewart Balser

MS, Mental Health Counseling

Work experience

Aug 2011May 2012

Counseling Intern

U.S. Army Soldier and Family Assistance Center

Mental Health Counseling Intern, Assistance Center at 2011-2012(1 year)

20042006

Writer, Editor

Spin Doctor Consulting

Consultant, Owner at (2 years) Started up an internet based business working one-on-one with clients to create professional resumes and career websites specific to the client's needs, qualifications and desired positions.

* Researched company infrastructure and mission statements to provide individualized resumes and interview information

* Edited and revised professional documents ranging from financial aid and scholarship applications to national award nominations

* Utilized APA format to edit college papers

* Completed onsite VSS Virtual Business Entrepreneurial Seminar emphasizing startup, promotion and marketing of a virtual business

Sep 2002Mar 2003

Counselor

University of Wyoming

Graduate Student Counselor at (7 months) Provided supervised counseling services to University of Wyoming students and the surrounding community specializing in Depression & Anxiety, Stress Related to School or Work, Mental Health, Happiness & Wellness and Adapting to Life Transitions* Counseled college students, children and families* Produced and maintained extensive treatment notes* Followed strict procedures to ensure informed consent for video taping and sharing sessions with cohorts and faculty* Presented and analyzed videotaped counseling sessions in a group setting* Reviewed colleagues' videotaped counseling sessions and provided constructive feedback* Participated in supervision with professors and doctoral candidates

Sep 1999May 2001

Office Assistant

University of Wyoming Counseling Center

Counseling Center Work-Study at (1 year 9 months) Served the University Counseling Center as a student aid which included serving as the Senior Office Assistant during the summer of 2000, while also aiding in the interview process to fill the position

* Created and maintained confidential therapeutic records; prepared records for transfer to a remote storage facility

* Created, edited and modified office templates, brochures and promotional fliers

* Collaborated with counseling center staff to organize and maintain scheduling of clients, groups and activities

* Instrumental in consolidating efforts to reorganize office to increase efficiency

* Supervised student workers

* Performed general office duties including data entry, filing and equipment maintenance

Feb 1997May 1999

Career Services 

Western Wyoming Community College Student Development Center

Career Services & Placement Assistant  (2 years 4 months) Served under the Career Counselor to assist with various administrative duties while also directing faculty and students with regards to the programs and activities offered by the Student Development Center

* Proctored and scored personality(MBTI) and career(COPSystem) inventories

* Organized and maintained extensive career library

* Instructed students in the use of SIGI PLUS Education & Career Planning Software

* Provided academic advisors and students with transfer requirements and accreditation information for various colleges and universities

* Helped transferring students locate appropriate four year programs for continuing education

* Played an integral part in the planning andexecution of college-wide events and activities 

Education

20082012

M.S. Mental Health Counseling

Johns Hopkins University
Aug 2002May 2003

M.A. College Student Affairs Counseling

University of Wyoming
19982002

B.A. Psychology

University of Wyoming
19961998

A.A. Psychology

Western Wyoming Communty College