Miguelángel F

Licensed bilingual Mental/behavioral Health counselor/clinician- 9 Years of Experience - Near 06460


Mental Health Therapist


Milford, CT

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CAREER SUMMARY Advanced clinical mental health counselor, BILINGUAL-SPANISH, who brings several needed specialities in behavioral health, currently seeks a mutual, complementary fit with a behavior health hospital, non-profit, clinic, or practice as a lead clinician or clinical supervisor. Applicant is caring, transparent, open, honest, fair, and authentic delivers a reputation of credibility and consistency, devotes self to responsibility and integrity maintains a continuous, productive, ethical, responsive performance and whose clinical background and nine years of invaluable, broad experience have made into a knowledgeable, wise, open-minded, scientific practitioner. This applicant earned a B.A. in psychology: biopsychosocial development and mental hygiene minor in computer science and a 75- credit Master's in clinical psychology and scored above the 90th percentile on the graduate comprehensive exam in 2005. Accepted by Albertus Magnus College as a matriculated graduate student in 2014, this clinician completed 18 credits post-graduate study in 2015 and this likely candidate has completed 93 graduate / professional credits, equipped with exceptional mastery in conceptualizing and compre-hending clinical and medical research in peer-reviewed literature, readiness for clinical practice, and preparedness for doctoral study, embracing APA-style clinical psychology and CACREP counseling received a total of 10,000 hours of clinically-supervised experience and two counseling licenses: the LPC (mental health), and the LADC (addiction). All individuals are innately and inherently good and constantly self-actualizing by surmounting typical obstacles using problem-solving skills and all available psychosocial resources. Human psychological development and developmental psychopathology are biopsychosocial whereby, endogenous and exogenous factors in experience throughout the lifespan influence development. The outcomes of insecure attachment from 0 to 3 un-reprocessed trauma, abuse, and neglect 'indecision' at milestones some genetic tendencies or mutation of genes pathophysiology in the brain or the incorrect uptake of neurotransmitters in the CNS and individual differences in learning, intellect and personality interact, forming more unrealistic, unreasonable or dysfunctional schemata, inferiority complexes, automatic negative thoughts, negative feelings, and maladaptive behaviors, in some more than in others. Excessive obstacles impede on one's path to self-actualization, frustrating one from approaching the limit, broad goals, form, or archetype, causing 'psychopathology ' whereby, the individual fails to thrive at becoming one's ideal self, the proactive individual with healthy social interest, and develops an inferiority complex, causing one dysphoria and disempowerment, encompassing desperate means of coping, becoming out of control, discouragement, giving up helplessly, or engaging in antisocial behavior. Experiencing such symptomology, one never fully realizes his or her potential. In contrast, genuine social interest, courage, industriousness, accomplishment, and sense of achievement demarcate a nonpathological, unfolding, growth, or development. Specific mastery was developed in: law, ethics and moral principles, biopsychosocial development, psychopathology, personality and individual differences, clinical psychological testing and assessment, forensics, trauma, mental status exam, intake and diagnostic evaluation, individualized, patient-centered treatment (care) planning, differential diagnoses, an abundant array of psychotherapy models, research in clinical psychology, psychometrics and measuring psychological change, and criminality. This clinician's treatment approach encompasses a modernized Adlerian approach, applied with a Rogerian facilitative regard and openness, and a heavy reliance on cognitive restructuring, combined, when appropriate with other modern therapeutic modalities and techniques, finely tuned to the unique needs of the patient in his or her situation. This bilingual/Spanish-speaking behavioral health provider, whose fitness is being evaluated, received 10,000 supervised clinical hours, received the LADC and LPC and has provided services in both languages to all age groups in all levels of care helping clients suffering mental, comorbid, substance use, poly-substance, and co-occurring disorders from diverse and typically-underrepresented populations. Compensation requested by this possible candidate are typical benefits and an annual salary between $57,500.00 and $67,500.00 depending on the responsibilities of the position. This provider is dedicated to strength-orientated, patient-centered care. ACADEMICS / EDUCATION ST. VINCENT'S (HALL-BROOKE) AMBULATORY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER Submerged into job at SALARY OF $49,500 ANNUALLY left at SALARY OF $52,000 * Provided clinical services in English and Spanish to 4- to 20-year-olds admitted to three OP programs established relationship with caregivers, public school system, DCF social workers, and Juvenile Justice probation officers and performed differential diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention, and prepared court documents PRN * Intensive training/certification in trauma-focused cognitive-behavior therapy, TF-CBT, and the (adolescent) community reinforcement approach, A-CRA documented work of all three programs on CFGC system and special reporting and ongoing training reporting, and general statistics on several databases * Designated as Clinical Curriculum Coordinator and Head Facilitator for the adolescent program group counseling * Accepted as matriculated student at Albertus Magnus College for post-graduate study and earned 18 credits Earned or promoted in other certifications and completed the 4,000 clinically supervised hours needed for second counseling license (LPC). * AT $24.50/HR OR ANNUAL SALARY OF $50,000 executing facets of position in two to three weeks approximately as well as peers who had worked there for 5 or more years established collaborative trust with peers and M.D.s accommodated supervisor's special requests worked smoothly with treatment team and collaborated with psychiatrists when necessary and established rapport with large groups of patients in three levels of care Increased cultural competence enhanced empathy-building skills became more skilled at providing services to seniors and acquired persuasive skills for convincing patients ideating suicide or who were unsafe due to psychosis to cooperate with paramedics and get inpatient help when appropriate (usually 15-day hold signed and faxed ahead by M.D.) Mastered being creative group helper making treatment more efficacious and enjoyable to patients facilitated these groups: Management of Thoughts and Emotions Expressive Therapy Coping Skills Cultural Issues Symptom Management and Relapse Prevention and Became more resourceful mastered rigorous schedule utilizing time management skills and teamwork with treatment team managed to complete documentation from three group sessions of 20-30 pts each two or three individual sessions a likely intake eval and insurance authorizations for all three levels of care QD.