Mary (Kirsty) Thornton

Summary

I am interested in securing a position which will allow me to use my skills, and help to improve the quality of life for my clients.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Case Manager II, Domestic Violence Facilitator

Behavioral Interventions

My affiliation with Behavioral Intervention began as a practicum student during my BSW studies.  Within six months, a case manager position became available.  I applied for it, and was hired in January of 2009.  My responsibilities included managing fifty clients through their substance abuse issues, as well as conducting Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) groups and individual case management  I was responsible for conducting a risk needs assessment (LSIR), which determined their risk areas that could encourage them to recidivate. 

Within a year, I became involved with the domestic violence team.  I am now a facilitator for the domestic violence offender program, as well as for the anger management groups. 

At present time I am a MSW at WSU, and once again I am a practicum student, as well as an employee for Behavioral Intervention.  I expect to have completed my degree in May of 2012.

Education

Education
May 2011 - Present

Masters

Wichita State University

Skills

Skills

Case Manager

My skills include being able to work independently with clients, while helping them to develop a plan which will encourage them to overcome whatever obstacles that re before them.  My motivation comes from wanting to help my clients in reaching their full potential.  I am able to work with them in groups or on an individual bases. 

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications

Family Peace Initiative

Behavioral Intervention Training

Batterer's Intervention Program

Behavioral Intervention Training

Moral Reconation Therapy

Behavioral Intervention Training

Motivational Training

Behavioral Intervention Training

DVIS

Behavioral Intervention Training

LSI-R

Behavioral Intervention Training