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Kristina Kaw

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #78579

Objective

Seeking position as Program and Administrative Coordinator with Walk with Sally (WWS). 

Work experience

Jul 2015Present

Prevention Specialist/MFT Intern

CLARE Foundation

Provides individual and family counseling to high school students with the goal of preventing drug and alcohol use and/or abuse
 Co-facilitates Life Skills curriculum to teach decision making, mindfulness, and drug and alcohol education at middle schools, high schools, and other youth organizations throughout Santa Monica and Venice

Dec 2014Present

Facilitator/MFT Intern

The Gathering Place - Teen to Young Adult

• Co-facilitates social skills groups for teens and young adults with Autism
 Educates group members on how to communicate effectively and maintain conversations through creative projects, role plays, videos, and interactive exercises

Dec 2013Jun 2015

Behavior Interventionist I

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

• Assisted teenage student with behavior management and emotional regulation in an educational setting
• Collaborated with school staff and parent to implement Individual Education Plan(IEP) and work towards behavioral goals
• Documented information on student behavior to keep track of student's behavioral goals

Aug 2012Jun 2013

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Outreach Concern, Inc. 

 Provided on-campus individual counseling and therapy to high school students ages 13 to 18 • Collaborated with teachers, family members, and client's outside therapists and doctors to encourage additional support for client
• Provided client with safe space and support using CBT, Mindfulness, and Narrative techniques

Jan 2011Aug 2011

Weekend/Summer Miracles Program Intern

Kidsave Inc.

 Advocated and worked as a liaison between older kids in foster care and adults looking to adopt in order to create matches and new families
• Planned events for Kids and Families monthly to encourage bonding and connection through interactive experiences.

Education

20112013

M.A. Clinical Psychology

Antioch University Los Angeles
20062010

B.A. Global Cultures; B.A. Public Health Policy

University of California, Irvine