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Kathryn Casey

LICENSED ASSOCIATE COUNSELOR - SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Education

20112013

Master of Arts in Counseling and Mental Health, School Counseling

The University of Arizona

Completed a terminal degree program designed to educate and prepare professional counselors to work with children, youth, and persons with disabilities in school  and community settings. Curriculum  included content in rehabilitation, school, mental health counseling, and two supervised internships.  

20062010

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Spanish Minor

The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Graduated with honors from degree program with focus on multicultural issues and social diversity . Completed an independent study and internship with a community outreach organization for local Hispanic populations and served as a youth mentor and tutor. Completed a study abroad program in Lismore, Australia.

Professional certification and membership 

Exp.2018

LICENSED ASSOCIATE COUNSELOR (LAC-15973)

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Exp.2017

Level One Fingerprint Clearance (2A05651198)

State of Arizona Department of Public Safety
Exp.2017

CERTIFIED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 

La Frontera Arizona

counseling EXPERIENCE

AUG 2016PRESENT

UPPER SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

George Washington Academy

Provided school guidance counseling to upper school students at an international PreK-12 academy in Casablanca, Morocco. Duties include academic and career advising, coordination of standardized testing, administration of career aptitude testing, college planning, classroom guidance, counseling interventions, family, group, and individual counseling, and consultation with parents, teachers, and administration.

OCT 2015JUL 2016

EMDR THERAPIST

Sierra Tucson

Provided individual EMDR therapy to patients in a residential facility receiving treatment for trauma, mood, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Utilized EMDR therapy protocol for resource development, reprocessing of traumatic memories – including sensory features, cognitions, emotions, and somatic experiences.

MAR 2014FEB 2016

CLINICIAN

La Frontera Arizona

Provided individual therapy to clients enrolled with an outpatient community mental health center. Facilitated several groups including: Seeking Safety, Creative Art Therapy for Trauma, and Grief and Loss. Contributed to coordination of care with treatment team, assisted in case consultation, and received individual and group supervision.

MAY 2013MAR 2014

CLINICIAN

Arizona's Children Association

Provided individual and family therapy to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other trauma. Facilitated a social skills group for girls ages 8-12, a sexual abuse recovery group for teenagers, and a psychoeducational trauma group for pregnant women in recovery from substance abuse.

AUG 2012MAY 2013

SCHOOL COUNSELOR INTERN

Catalina Foothills School District

Provided school counseling services to over 1,200 students at two elementary schools. Duties included academic advising, classroom guidance, individual and family therapy, group counseling, crisis intervention, teacher education, IEP and 504 planning, and development of counseling curriculum

JAN 2012MAY 2012

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER COUNSELOR INTERN

Tucson Unified School District

Duties included career interest inventories and assessments, post-secondary exploration and planning, assistance with scholarship applications and resume building, classroom guidance lessons, and organization of school-wide career fair.

JUL 2010JUL 2011

CASE MANAGER

La Frontera Arizona

Provided case management services to clients diagnosed with serious mental illness and substance abuse.  Responsible for care coordination, documentation, service plan development, and crisis intervention.

VOLUNTEER  and non-clinical EXPERIENCE

20102012

GROUP FACILITATOR

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services

Facilitated a grief support group for children and teens and a chronic illness support group for children with a serious medical condition and their siblings. Provided emotional support and education to families with a child with a serious illness. Connected families with community resources and support groups

20092010

STUDENT MENTOR

Blugold Beginnings - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Contributed to establishment of pilot program for college outreach program for low-income and minority high school students. Served as treasurer and mentor recruitment officer and assisted in coordinating a campus tour day for 1,000 local 5th grade students.  Trained student mentors and provided mentorship and tutoring services to local Hmong and Hispanic high school students.

20092010

RECREATION LEADER - SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

Eau Claire Area YMCA

Worked in a team of three recreational leaders to supervise 30-40 elementary school children in a before and after school program. Developed curriculum and activities, supervised play, monitored safety, and communicated with parents. Led recreational group activities focusing on healthy self esteem, boundaries, academic success, and friendship. 

20082010

TUTOR

Academic Skills Center - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Provided tutoring services to university students in a variety of subject areas including Spanish, English, Algebra, Biology, Sociology, and Psychology. Taught students organizational and study skills including note taking, scheduling, and time management. Obtained certification by the College Reading and Learning Association.

20082009

SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

Spanish in the Schools - Eau Claire Area School District

Taught after school Spanish class to second grade students at a local elementary school. Duties included lesson planning, parent conferences, teaching curriculum including vocabulary, cultural activities, songs, and culminating in year-end play performed for the students' families. 

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