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Education

Sep 2011Present

M.A.

Azusa Pacific University
Sep 2000Jun 2004

M.A.

Fuller Theological Seminary
Aug 1997Jun 2000

B.A.

Azusa Pacific University

Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Rehabilitation/behavioral Specialist

Hillsides Education Center/Hillsides Home for Children (Level 12 agency)
  • Provided behavioral training and crisis interventions for clients who have been diagnosed with a mental illness due to trauma. This includes PTSD, Adjustment disoder, ect.
  • Partnered with teachers, social workers, and students to increase rate of success in the classroom in preparation for reunification with their family and develop social skills
  • Familiar with Department of Mental Health documentation
Feb 2007Aug 2008

Lead Counselor/Interim Unit Leader in the Crisis/Assessment unit

Yellowstone boys and girls ranch (Level 14 agency)
  • Promoted to Lead Counselor and then Interim Unit Leader in a crisis/assessment unit.
  • Provided counseling for youth who have a mental illness diagnosis (PTSD, ADHD, Bi-polar, ect.) and physical trauma (sexual, physical, and emotional abuse). Ages 6 - 21 years
  • Interm Unit Leader: met with families, doctors, and supervisors from other units to develop client program
  • Pastoral Care provider
  • Led team meetings to develop clinical programs to develop mental health program for the unit
Jan 2006Feb 2007

Counseling Pastor

Faith Chapel
  • Assisted with developing a new counseling department, size of congregation is 4500 members
  • Developed intake and assessment process
  • Assisted with the development of "Compass ministry" to focus on the training of lay counselors/mentors 
  • Taught in recovery groups and youth group when called upon
Sep 2000Dec 2005

Program Director/Crises Manager

Hillsides Home for Children
  • Involved in group therapy with clients; groups were facilitated by cottage staff, on-campus social workers, and cottage supervisors
  • Promoted to Program Director. Position helps to manage and facilitate overall programs in each living area and client's individual programs. Provides interventions for clients in crises and counseling in de-escalation
  • Promoted to Crisis Manager. Focus directly on providing interventions for clients escalating or in crisis (assisting client with understanding traumatic triggers and developing positive social skills)

Related Experience

Certifications

Feb 2013Feb 2014

Student Member

Association of Applied Sport Psychology
Sep 2012Jul 2013

Prelicensed Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists