Clinical Experience, Presentations, and Research

 

Clinical Experience:

 

University of Texas at Arlington

Counseling Specialist, Staff Psychologist 

2009-2017

 

Provide initial consultation, individual, couples, and process group counseling as well as psycho-educational workshops to students dealing with personal, academic, and career conflict.

 

 

Central California Psychology Internship Consortium                  

Kaiser Permanente- Fresno, California (Internship)

Aug. 2008-Aug. 2009

 

Provided adult individual and couples therapy, counseling in a high school setting, intake assessments, group psycho-educational therapy, lecture presentations to groups, and neuropsychological testing to individuals.

 

 

Sepulveda VA Hospital (Pre-Internship)

Sept. 2006-June 2007

 

Provided individual and couples therapy, intake assessments, and neuropsychological testing for veterans and their families in their 20’s to late 70’s dealing with a wide range of clinical diagnoses.

 

 

Casa Colina Hospital (Clerkship)

Sept. 2005-Aug. 2006

 

Provided intake assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and therapy to individuals, couples, and groups for adults that have endured a traumatic brain injury, spinal chord injury, or limb amputation.

 

 

Intercommunity Counseling Center (Practicum)

Sept. 2004-Aug. 2005

 

Provided intake assessment, therapy, and premarital workshops to individuals, couples, and groups for children, adolescents, and adults at the counseling center and homeless shelter.

 

 

Fuller Psychological and Family Services

Sept. 2004-Aug. 2005

 

Provided support to first year students in the doctoral program through processing newfound struggles and developed empowerment through discussing possible plans of action.

 

 

Fuller Psychological and Family Services (Practicum)

Sept. 2003-June 2004

 

Provided intake assessment and therapy to individuals and groups for adults dealing with severe mental illness and anger management at the counseling center.

 

 

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Mar. 2004-June 2004

 

Provided counseling for students in middle school and high school that experienced behavioral and academic difficulty in the classroom.

 

 

Presentations:

 

University of Texas at Arlington

 

Guest Lecturer-UTA Graduate School of Social Work                                    

Narrative Approaches to Psychotherapy

Fall 2011, Fall 2012                                 

 

Guest Lecturer-UTA Graduate School of Social Work                                    

Couples Counseling: The Sound Relational House

Spring 2012     

 

Guest Lecturer-UTA HOSTS!                                                              

Building Quality Mentor/Mentee Relationships

Fall 2009, Fall 2012

 

 

Central California Psychology Internship Consortium:Kaiser Permanente

 

Lecturer- Couples Communication Class                                                         

Sept. 2009- Feb. 2010

 

Guest Lecturer- Gottman’s Research on Relational Intimacy

Intern Lectureship Series

April 2009

 

Guest Lecturer-Narrative Therapy with Couples

Intern Didactic Series

May 2009  

 

 

Innercommunity Counseling Center

 

Lecturer and Administrator- Quarterly Premarital Workshop

Sept. 2004-Aug. 2005

 

 

Fuller Theological Seminary

 

Guest Lecturer- Traumatic Brain Injury

Professor: Lynn Paul, Ph.D.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Jan. 2004

                       

Guest Lecturer- Traumatic Brain Injury

Professor: Karen Miller, Ph.D.

Clerkship Training Didactic Series

Feb. 2004                

 

 

Research:

 

Fuller Theological Seminary

Doctoral Dissertation

April 2009                                                                           

 

Explored outcome measures in the counseling process by replicating Ken Howard’s phase model approach to therapy, which predicts specific times in the therapeutic process when a client’s sense of hope will be gained, symptoms will be reduced, and life cycle of habits will change.

 

 

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