Kristin Richards

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Social Work Intern

Lake Charles Mental Health
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007

Children's Team Specialist

I worked on a team specializing in children's rehabilitation/play therapy in efforts to alleviate children presenting with PTSD symptoms from Hurricane Katrina/Rita.  We worked actively in the school systems, conducting up to 13 therapeutic groups daily all week and also made home visits, set up booths locally and linked/referred clients to those services that we did not offer. 

May 2003 - Sep 2003

Member of Adolescent Clinical Team

Wediko Children's Services

I served as a member on a adolescent clinical team.  This was my first true internship with at risk adolescents.  Wediko is a residential treatment facility specializing in the prevention/rehabilitation of at risk youth.  This program was very involved, with us living in the same quarters as the girls for two months.  The staff was trained a month before patient arrival and following up with their departure.  My responsibilities included group therapy, group activities, monitoring the girls in their ADL's, hygeine, anger management, assisting with educational activities and work related responsibities. 


Aug 2008 - Present

Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Louisiana State University
May 1998 - May 2003

Bachelor's of Science

Aug 1994 - May 1998


Immaculate Conception Academy


At LCMH I was trained on all procedures from point of entry to closing of client case.  While currently learning all related curriculum to obtain my MSW, I was able to practice all of these skills at LCMH.  I was in charge of client intake and social history, scheduling them with a clinician, and periodically checking in with other established patients in the absence of their regular clinician. 


I am skilled in co-leading groups, client intake, and group processing.  I am eager to become skilled in assessment, diagnosis, and creating treatment plans.  My future intrests include obtaining a PhD in clinical counseling and to eventuall open a private practice, specializing in addictions therapy.  References available upon request.