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For professional references, please email me at amee.catalano@gmail.com.

Objective

I am a social worker seeking a career opportunity as a mental health clinician. My goal is to achieve licensure for the License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and eventually become a registered art therapist (ATR).

Philosophy 

My social work practice is rooted in creative and holistic approaches to mental health treatment and service delivery. Whether through art, play, or talk, my therapeutic style is individualized to meet a client’s goals. Passionate about sound mental health treatment and social justice, my social work practice incorporates case coordination and management with relevant systems (such as social services, physicians, schools, and so on) to truly ensure quality client care. My mission is to provide quality mental health care to every client through a holistic lens. As a social worker, my professional practice coincides with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics and in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Education

Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA
Master’s in Social Work, emphasis in clinical social work
Expected graduation: August 2017

Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA
Graduated May 2013 – Bachelor of Arts, 3.7 GPA

Special Training and Certifications

  • Veterans Health Administration: “Military Culture – Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals Military Organization and Roles” training (04/2016)
  • Veterans Health Administration: “Practical Assessment for PTSD” training (04/2016)
  • Relias Learning: “Suicide Screening and Risk Factors” training (03/2016)
  • Uniting for Youth: “Advocating for Transgender Youth” training (11/2015)
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center: “Strengths-Based Trauma-Informed Services” training (10/2015)
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center: “Child Development 101” training (09/2015)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT, Medical University of South Carolina (09/2015)
  • Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certified (02/2014)
  • Chronic Child Neglect training, by Strategies (02/2014)
  • Child Trauma Academy’s Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children (02/2014)
  • Child Trauma Academy’s The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development (02/2014)
  • Child Trauma Academy’ Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma (02/2014)
  • State of California Mandated Reporter certified (08/2013)
  • Title XIX Medi-Cal billing, progress notes trained (08/2013)
  • Certified Peer Health Educator, The BACCHUS Network (08/2012)
MSW Clinical Work Experience

Sound Mental Health
September 2015 to April 2016
Clinician Intern
Duties:

  • Conducted weekly individual, family, and group therapy sessions with children, adolescents, and their families, both office-based and school-based counseling
  • Provided therapy sessions to clients diagnosed with a variety of presenting problems including but not limited to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Conducted therapy sessions using therapeutic art activities
  • Maintained caseload of approximately 10-12 clients
  • Created and led psychotherapy group for middle school students about healthy relationships
  • Developed and wrote treatment plants, clinical notes, crisis plans; modified treatment plan goals, interventions, and objectives as needed in order to comply with changes in a client’s status
  • Conducted client intake and assessment to begin program services
  • Provided case management services to clients and their families; acting as client advocate to coordinate required services
  • Maintained confidentiality of records relating to client treatment
  • Meeting with families, police, school representatives, social services, and other parties in order to exchange information necessary during the treatment process

Paid Work Experience

RCAA Youth Service Bureau
February 2014 to April 2015
Case Manager
Duties:

  • Networked with social workers, Child Welfare Services and Social Services, law enforcement, schools, and other related programs to prepare clients for independent living
  • Planned and facilitated weekly therapeutic group meeting for youth
  • Created weekly needs and services plan for each client aged 12-18 who are homeless, runaways, or at-risk of running away
  • Assessed client/family needs and implement strategies for independent living or unification with family
  • Mediated family conflict
  • Facilitated meetings between youth and the adults in their lives (e.g. social worker, family member, friend, etc.)
  • Maintained Title XIX case notes, records, and program compliance
  • Provided emergency field response and on-call after hours

RCAA Youth Service Bureau
August 2013 to January 2014
Lead Residential Counselor
Duties:

  • Provided direct supervision of residents ages 12-18 who are homeless, runaways, or at-risk of running away
  • Provided residential program management services
  • Participated in the assessment of client/family needs and implemented strategies with the primary goal of independent living or family reunification
  • Maintained Title XIX case notes, records, and program compliance
  • Provided emergency field response and on-call after hours

Humboldt State University Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  (CRGS) Department
January 2013 to August 2013
Department Promoter
Duties:

  • Created promotional materials for prospective students in the CRGS Department, including: short promotional videos, pamphlets, informational flyers, and management of website.
  • Developed an Excel database of community college, high schools, and targeted universities for sending promotional materials through research of CA Department of Education website and other resources.
  • Collaborated with Admissions Office and Career Center to connect with and send promotional materials to prospective students.

Humboldt State University Health and Wellness Center
Peer Health Educator
Duties:

  • Performed outreach and education to HSU students and youth in the community about health and wellness using a social justice lens and empowerment approach.
  • Met one-on-one with students to provide resources and answer questions.
  • Organized events and workshops for students, then wrote detailed evaluations for each event.
  • Directed and edited official PSA for The Consent Project program to be used during freshman orientation at HSU and other educational workshops.
  • Educated about sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, STDs and HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and mental health.
  • Head coordinator for The Consent Project, an event aimed to creating spaces of support and healing for survivors of sexualized violence as well as educating the community about preventing sexualized violence.

Volunteer Experience

Green River Community College
September 2015 to April 2016
Program Development Volunteer
Duties:

  • Developed sexual violence bystander intervention curriculum training for students, faculty, and staff
  • Conducted trainings available to students, faculty, and staff

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
May 2012 to September 2012
Program Intern
Duties:

  • Developed the Partnership’s resource guides for domestic violence shelter managers by performing online research, communicating with members and organizations in California, and compiling the information in a comprehensive format.
  • Co-organized the annual domestic violence conference.
  • Facilitated weekly meetings; drafted meeting minutes and evaluations.
  • Communicated with survivors of sexualized violence who called in and provided resources, education, or simply an ear for listening.
  • Created the Immigration Sub-Committee webpage by conducting research, interviewing policymakers and activists in the field, and compiling the information into a comprehensive and creative format for a website.

Humboldt State University Women’s Resource Center
August 2010 to December 2011
Program Intern
Duties:

  • Facilitated weekly meetings for students and community members for opportunities for getting involved as youth activists.
  • Compiled weekly newsletters via email about current events, news, and opportunities at the WRC.
  • Educated students and community members about sexual assault and domestic violence prevention using a lens of enthusiastic consent.

Humboldt State University Student Health Center
August 2010 to May 2012
Volunteer
Duties:

  • Educated students about sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, STDs, HIV/AIDS, mental health awareness, and basic health education work.

 

*Page last updated 04/2016