Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, December 2016 – APA Accredited Program, Texas Southern University- Houston, TX
Emphasis: Clinical Community Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, August 2013, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Major: Psychology; Minor: Human Development and Family Studies
CLINICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
September 2014 – May 2017 Behavioral Therapist/Program Supervisor
The Next Step Academy- Sugarland, TX
Provided behavioral and developmental health components to children with various developmental delays, learning disabilities and other genetic or mental health diagnoses. Conducted developmental, verbal mapping, relational development, and adaptive living skill assessments. Developed, maintained, and updated Treatment Plans, Individual Learning Plans, Individual Crisis
Management Plans, and Behavioral Intervention Plans. Created in-home parent behavioral management plans and lead parent coaching and education sessions. Implemented modalities of Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training, Adaptive Communication, Chronologically Controlled Developmental Therapy, and Bal-A-Vis-X Training. Supervised program staff, created daily schedules, communicated with parents and staff across multiple programs.
CLINICAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE
June 2016- Dec.2016 Clinical Practicum Student
Institute for Special Needs Children, Houston, TX
Provided mental health services to children on the Autism Spectrum as well as parents of children on the spectrum. Modalities included Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-education, group and individual therapy. Services included clinical interviewing, coordination and implementation of treatment, case management, client advocacy, and parent training/education.
August 2015-June 2016 Clinical Practicum Student
Monarch Family Services, Houston, TX
Provided behavior and mental health services for children in Houston’s Fifth Ward, CPS Clients, and community members.
Modalities included play therapy, group and individual therapy, assessment, and psycho-education. Services included clinical
interviewing, coordination and implementation of treatment, case management, client advocacy, parent education groups, social skills children’s group, children’s anger management group, and supervised visitations. Primary clients were children ages 6-10 and adults ages 20-45. Experience leading children’s groups and parent education groups.
May 2013-August 2013 Summer Intern
Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Lubbock, TX
Created and implemented group therapy and psycho-educational lesson plans for anger management, social skills, anti-bullying and sexual education groups for children ages 7-15.
August 2012-May 2013 Student Intern
Adoption Covenant, Lubbock, TX
Case management for adoptive families and birth parents. Provided emotional support to birth mothers on doctor’s visits. Support in planning fundraising events and grant proposals. Created curriculum for high school students regarding family planning and options for adoption. Created anger management curriculum for female inmates in local correctional facilities.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
May 2017 Certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Specialist
2013-Present Therapy Dogs Incorporated, Houston, TX
Provide emotional support and educational services through use of a certified therapy dog.
2010-2013 Women’s Service Organization, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Completed 300 community services hours and served on executive board as Spring 2011
2011-2013 Silent Raiders, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Attended and volunteered for deaf immersion events on campus and in the community.