Counselor Resume

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932 S. Woodrow Lane
Atlanta, GA 30125
(404) 555-4569

Profile Seasoned counselor and manager with training in-and insight into-human behavior, with special emphasis on addictive behavior and crisis intervention. Experienced in developing and directing counseling programs. Skilled in assessing patients and developing and administrating treatment plans.

Professional Experience
May 1994-current Senior Outpatient Counselor, Center for Chemical Dependency, Memorial Hospital, Wells, OH
  • Developed and implemented the center's first Domestic Violence Men's Group, enhancing the anger management and communication skills of abusers in a group setting
  • Updated and revised eating disorder program to include prevention education for family and friends of patient, resulting in fewer reported cases and increased awareness among those groups
  • Provide group after care counseling
  • Conduct individual counseling of dual disorder (chemical dependency and mental illness) Clients
Oct 1990-May 1994 Primary Case Manager, Bowen Counseling Center, Bedford, OH
  • Served as Float Counselor in Intensive Psychiatric, Multi-Axis and Geroaddiction units
  • Assed clients and developed master treatment plans, objectives and methods
  • Established guidelines for counselor discharge summaries to comply with insurance company requirements, resulting in faster claims result for patients and the center
  • Organized four continuing education workshops, including hiring educators, securing classroom facilities, arranging lunches and providing necessary written materials
  • Developed and implemented sibling awareness and prevention program for families of teenage patients in Alcohol Unit; 95% of the graduates continued to be alcohol-free one year after completing program
Feb 1986-October 1990 Chaplain, Bowen Counseling Center, Bedford, OH
  • Assessed patients and developed master treatment plans, involving chaplaincy goals, objectives and methods
  • Led weekly grief/loss workshops, spirituality groups, step groups and individual and couples continuing care groups
  • Established and led support group for couples who had lost an infant at birth
  • Scheduled all chaplaincy events
Feb 1991-current Volunteer, Green County Caring Center, Wells, OH
  • Provide emotional counseling for six of the Caring Center's needy clients
  • Refer all clients to appropriate county assistance agencies
March 1993-current Leader, Marriage Enrichment Program, Bedford Lutheran Church, Bedford, OH
  • Developed and currently lead community program housed by local church
  • Created all lessons and written materials for program, which addresses and meets a community need
April 1985-Feb 1986 Chaplaincy Internship, Green County Memorial Hospital, Waldon, OH
  • Completed educational process provided in cooperation with Christian Theological Seminary to experience all phases of the chaplain's role
Jan 1984-April 1985 Volunteer, Ohio Women's Prison, Columbus, OH
  • Participated in crafts and conversation programs to enhance women's opportunities for positive interaction and increased self-esteem
1990 Scared Theology Masters in Pastoral Counseling, Christian Theological
Seminary, columbus, OH
1986 Master of Divinity, Christian Theological Seminary, Columbus, OH
1983 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh

Certification/State Licensing
1990 Certified Alcoholism Counselor
1989 Certified Marriage and Family Therapist


Lutheran Church

Memberships National Association of Pastoral Counselors
Ohio Association of Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselors
Green County Council to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Green County Task Force to Prevent Domestic Violence

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