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Erica Tedder

Clinical Support Specialist


am currently  a graduate student at Longwood University pursuing a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University. My plan is to become a licensed counselor for individuals with chronic invisible illnesses and disabilities in the state of Virginia.

Work History

June 2018Now

Clinical Support Specialist

United Methodist Family Services

As a CSS worker for UMFS, I provide add on mental health services to children in the treatment foster care system. I help these children and families build positive coping skills while working through their difficult histories. My role for these clients ranges from individual support sessions, attending groups as support for the children, and writing reports to record the clients' progress toward the goals set for them by the state. 

June 2016October 2017


Piedmont Community Health Coalition

The position of coordinator required that I network with the community to promote wellness through healthy eating and active living. I also fostered relationships with community health organizations to build up the coalition. My work primarily revolved around strategic marketing of the coalition and creating organizational plans as well as building databases and networks for communication of resources across the coalition. I also worked with grant funding to pay for coalition events and participate in all aspects of the coalition's administrative tasks. I managed grant reporting on a quarterly basis to keep the state informed on the coalition's spending. I also took on the role of supervisor for the Piedmont Out Walking Support Team, which consisted of a student intern and a paid staff person. This position entailed overseeing the staff's schedules and assigning daily tasks that were reviewed by me weekly.

Aug 2015May 2016

Research Assistant/Intern

Longwood University Psychology Department

Assisted Dr. Catherine Franssen with a variety of tasks for several projects, such as office organization, task planning, data collection, and running salivary cortisol analyses.



The Broyles Family

During my leave from classes, I took on a family with 4 boys as my charges. The boys ranged from ages 4-14 and on of whom lived with a congenital heart condition that required special care. My responsibilities included insuring that the school aged boys made it to their respective school buses on time, basic cleaning and tidying, preparing meals and snacks, entertaining and teaching the youngest child during the day, and picking up the school aged boys from their schools and bus stops.

Jan 2014May 2014

Research Assistant

Longwood University Psychology Department

Worked with Dr. Stephanie Buchert on a study involving meta-cognition in small children. Collected data and organized interactions with day care centers, in order to arrange data collection dates. Presented our findings alongside three other research assistants at the Carolina Psychology Conference in Raleigh that year.


Aug 2016Now

Master of Science

Longwood University

Mental Health Counseling

Aug 2012May 2016

Bachelor of Science

Longwood University


Academic Achievements

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List Fall 2013

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List Spring 2014

Citizen Leader Award: Honor and Integrity Spring 2016

Courses Related To Position

Lifespan Development Counseling

Theories of Counseling

Techniques of Counseling

Clinical Psychopathology

Play Therapy Techniques

Grief, Loss, and Trauma Counseling


Alexander Samuel MD

Relationship: Former Employer/Piedmont Community Health Coalition Leadership Team Member

Title: Health Director/ Acting Health Director

Company: Piedmont Health District/ Chesterfield Health District

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 434.392.3984 EXT. 131

Mary Jane Poulter

Relationship: Piedmont Community Health Coalition Leadership Team Member

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 434.969.7358

Martha Fowlkes

Relationship: Acquaintance

Organization: Town House

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 434.414.3042

Alishia Ewell

Relationship: Acquaintance/Former Coworker 

Organization:Piedmont Community Services 

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 434.579.8614