Terrence Blank

Integrated Treatment Specialist 

  • Alameda CA

Work History

Work History

Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor 

B.A.A.R.T. San Francisco, CA 
Feb 2014 - Present
  • Provide counseling and support to patients to eliminate substance abuse and manage mental health disorders.
  • Develop comprehensive, individualized treatment plans.
  • Monitor and address problematic behaviors with patients.
  • Assist patients to comply with OTP rules.
  • Identify patient problems that need extended services and referring patients for those services.
  • Identify and remove barriers to full treatment participation and retention.
  • Educate patients about addiction and the effects of substance abuse.
  • Educate patients about relapse prevention strategies.
  • Educate patients about harm reduction strategies.
  • Educate patients on health issues (HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis C).
  • Provide clinical case management and liaison services (e.g., physicians, courts, social service agencies).

Clinical Case Manager

Jelani Family Program San Francisco, CA 
Aug 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Conducted behavioral, mental health, and case management needs assignments. Provided intensive case management to assigned clients.
  • Provided referrals and assistance to obtain housing and benefits.
  • Provided individual counseling.
  • Provided crisis intervention services.
  • Conducted psychoeducational groups, interpersonal process groups, clinical groups, and skills training groups.
  • Coordinated care with Child Protective Services, Family Court, other stakeholders and treatment providers.

Senior Residential Counselor

May 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Provided mental health and chemical dependency treatment.
  • Assisted clients with maintaining and developing skills and behaviors necessary to recover from substance dependence and mental health diagnosis.
  • Provided direct support to Clinical Case Manager
  • Facilitated process groups and treatment groups.
  • Oversaw program activities.
  • Provided detailed daily documentation of interactions with all clients.
  • Trained new staff on protocols, policies, and practices.

Stay At Home Father

Alameda, CA 
Aug 2004 - May 2013
  • Primary child care duties.
  • Designed and implemented household operational procedures.
  • Supervised, trained, and managed children and their individual needs.
  • Complaint and conflict resolution.
  • Household bookkeeping and finance management.

Mental Health Worker

Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center
Sep 2002 - Jul 2004
  • Interviewed clients, reviewed records, conducted assessments, and conferred with other professionals to evaluate the needs of the client.
  • Coordinated counseling efforts with treatment team.
  • Conducted community awareness groups on mental illness and substance abuse disorders and available treatment and resources in the area.
  • Educated client family members to assist in understanding, dealing with, supporting, and caring for the client's diagnosis.

Group Facilitator

Bi Valley Medical Clinic
Jun 2000 - Nov 2002
  • Conducted intake and orientation for clients into opioid treatment program.
  • Developed short term treatment plans for patients on medication assisted treatment. Modified treatment plans to comply with changes in clients status.
  • Implemented, developed, and facilitated "Stimulant Group" based on UCLA's Matrix Model: Intensive Outpatient Treatment for clients struggling with stimulant dependence/abuse disorders.

Education

Education

Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement 

Berkeley City College
2012 - Present

BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE

Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Specialist (CCDS) 

Breining Institute 
Aug 2013 - Present

#B1305122357

Registered Addiction Specialist

Breining Institute 
Aug 2013 - Present

RAS #B1305122357

Certified Seeking Safety Facilitator 

Jul 2013 - Present

Seeking Safety; Group Treatment Model for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Certified Matrix Model Counselor

UCLA
2012

Key Supervisor Training