Harding School of Theology
Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Major: Biology Minor: Psychology
Conduct individual, family and group therapy sessions with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with a variety of disorders including Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder, etc. Develop and write treatment plans, process notes, and diagnostic summaries. Utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approach.
Provide individual therapy to children that have experienced abuse (physical, sexual, neglect, etc.) Prepares individualized treatment plans that include client goals, recommendations, and interventions. Maintains client records ensuring all information is up-to-date and accurate. Provides victim advocacy to families that need assistance(medical referrals, victim's compensation, therapy referrals, etc.) Participates as member of Desoto County Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Integrated interactions with patients, the patient's significant others, referral sources and the appropriate health care providers. Collected, documented and analyzed data regarding the patient's physical and psycho social needs with a specific emphasis on determining the need for inpatient or outpatient levels of care in the continuum. Recorded patient information in a thorough, objective, accurate and concise manner for incoming calls, patient assessments, and admission paperwork. Maintained effective communication with all hospital departments and personnel. Communicated effectively with physicians regarding patients' physical and mental condition.
Conducted individual counseling sessions with clients in accordance with treatment plan, or as necessary for crises intervention. Provided clients with feedback, support or encouragement to address behaviors and attitudes, or family, social or personal problems. Prepared individualized treatment plans, in accordance with established standards and deadlines, consistent with assessment and in conjunction with clients and supervisor, to include goals, intervention, necessary support or referral service. Documented clients' progress and responses to treatment. Maintained client records; ensuring records are complete, accurate, and up to date. Co-Facilitated Children Domestic Violence group for ages 4-6. Conducted interviews for the Domestic Violence Assessment Center and generated reports to be sent to the Shelby County Court, respective lawyers, probation offices, etc.
Performed individual, group, and family therapy by engaging Dual Diagnosis individuals in treatment using a variety of psycho therapeutic techniques including supportive, behavioral, group and insight-oriented therapies. Documented clients' progress and responses to treatment. Maintained client records; ensuring records are complete, accurate, and up to date. Prepared and facilitated group counseling sessions, educational programs, and lectures to assist clients in meeting therapeutic goals.
Provided psychiatric emergency services including crisis assessment, intervention, outreach and screening for commitment to promote the safety of the client in crisis Provided information about referral services appropriate for patient's presenting symptoms. Facilitated a resolution of the crisis within the least restrictive environment possible.
Established therapeutic relationship with clients and assisted in daily activities at facility. Assisted clients in recreational activities. Provided a safe and supportive environment for clients. Assisted and encouraged clients to live independently.
Assisted in patient intake and admission. Established a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and helped patients with daily living. Monitored patients during time at facility.
Committed one year of continuous service to the“ Getting Things Done” team. Assisted Domestic Violence Assessment Counselors gather intake information. Participated as a Parent Aid (taught parents how to cope with life by teaching life skills, parenting class facilitator, visiting the homes and administering the Casey Life Skills Measurement evaluation). Co-facilitated weekly Comprehensive Anger Management Program(CAMP) classes for ages 8-13 and Metamorphoses adult parenting classes. Participated as a CASA Volunteer (Assisted children that are experiencing divorce, custody battles, and neglect cases). Lead the recruitment team and assisted program director with maintenance of applicant database.
Performed yearly inventory evaluations for 10 departments and prepared accountability reports for department executives. Assistant Coordinator of UMAA Foundation ADA. Managed parking staff consisting of 20 people. Organized and filed employee information, as well as, assist in maintenance of applicant files.
National Children's Alliance Evidenced Based Assessment Project in Edison, NJ
National Children's Alliance Evidenced Based Assessment Project in Sioux City, IA
National Children's Alliance Evidenced Based Assessment Project in Denver, Co
National Children's Alliance Evidenced Based Assessment Project
Supervised Visitation Network
24 Hour Certificate Training
ChildFirst Mississippi Interviewing Children and Preparing for Court
Self-Harm Presentation at Byhalia Middle School for grades 6-8th
Mental Health Assessment Project Training
TF-CBT Online Training
31st International Symposium on Child Abuse
Spouses and Partners of the Perpetrators of Sexual Crimes against Children
Finding Trace: Fusing the Forensic Interview with Forensic Evidence
Exploring Alternative Explanations during the Child Forensic Interview
Interviewing Children about
“Daddy Was Jumping on Mommy!” Forensic Interviews with Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence
Disclosure Failures and What to Do About Them
What Happened? Interviewing Children Who Have Witnessed Violent Crime
Olive Branch Middle School Career Fair
MEC Training and TA Program: Interviewing At-Risk Youth webinar
2nd Annual One Loud Voice Conference
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Responding to Child Abuse
Online Threats: Learning the Technology So We Can Protect Children
Typology of Sex Offenders
I 'Think This Kid Needs Therapy: What Is the Best Option?
Human Trafficking 101
Medical Aspects of Child Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking State Initiatives Panel Discussion
MDT Vacarious Trauma Training
EMDR Weekend 1 Training
27th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Protecting Our Children: A New Approach "Advice From Child Molesters"
Community Education and Crime Prevention Project
EMDR Weekend 2 Training
Olive Branch Middle School Career Fair
32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse
The Community Advantage: Building Strong Communities of Support and Product
Advice for Professionals: What We Know and What Do We Do with Adolescents Who Sexually Abuse
Can Eminem Heal the Children? Using Popular Music Therapeutically with Victims of Abuse
Interviewing the Sextortion Victim
Forensic Interview Mistakes and Moving Forward
Play Based Interventions for Treating Sexually Abused Children
Getting On Vs. In and Other Details in Forensic Interviews
What Dr. Seuss Knows About Doing THIS Job! Wellness/Survival and the Multidisciplinary Team Approach
What Does Neurobiology and Epigenetics Have to Do with Trauma?
Case Study: Alanna Gallagher Kidnapping, Sexual Assault and Murder, and the Use of Major Crimes Investigations
Interviewing for Human Trafficking Victims
The Correlation Between Animal Abuse, Domestic Violence, And Child Abuse
3rd Annual One Loud Voice Conference
What the Multidisciplinary Team Needs to Know About the Forensic Interview
An Awesome Opportunity: A National Plan to End Child Abuse
Stop “Checking the Box”:
Responding with Excellence to Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses
Communicating with Children with Disabilities
The Frontline Worker: Child Abuse and Injury Investigation & Reconstruction
Understanding Mississippi Courts: A Panel Discussion
Working with Difficult Cases in the Field of Child Abuse
Ethical Considerations in Child Abuse Cases
The Complexity of Trauma Adaptations: Exploration, Reconstruction, Transformation, and Restoration
Psychological Trauma: Invisible Wounds/Visible Scars
Emotional Attunement: A Systematic Approach to Post-Trauma Intimacy
Spiritual Matters & Traumatized Individuals: From Exploration to Restoration and Transformation
From Missteps to Opportunity: Transforming Lapse and Relapse Through Behavior Chain and Solution Analysis
Finding A Voice: Establishing Resiliency in Transgender Survivors of Trauma
Eating Disorders in Response to Trauma: Interventions for Healing
Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training presented by Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Introduction to Child Sex Trafficking Training
April 16, 2015
June 4, 2015
October 15, 2015
December 17, 2015
May 5, 2016
August 26, 2016
National Children's Alliance Evidence Based Assessment Train-The-Trainer Project
August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017