- Company: Psychiatric Facilities, Managed Care
- Phone: 562-522-0432
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties: Social Work and Mental Health
Specialty Focus: Standard of Care, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Case Management, Discharge Planning, Crisis Intervention, De-Escalation, Managed Care
Education: MSW, California State University, Fullerton; BA, University of California, Riverside
Years in Practice: 10
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) experienced in providing therapeutic interventions to the mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) populations in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Currently serving as a National Manager of Behavioral Health for a Managed Care Organization, providing clinical and operational training, consultation, program and policy development, and oversight to Health Plans across 15 states within the organization. Additional professional experience has included serving as a Clinical Supervisor of an outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), providing clinical supervision and support to licensed mental health clinicians and Registered Nurses, along with providing group and individual therapy to patients with behavioral health (BH) conditions; being a Program Director of an intensive case management program for the acute/severe MH and SUD populations, as well as providing MH and SUD case management, providing a variety of social services and interventions in the locked inpatient psychiatric hospital setting, and conducting assessments, individual/group therapy, safety and discharge planning at a sub-acute detox and residential SUD facility. Areas of expertise include social work standard of care, crisis intervention and protocols, de-escalation, Motivational Interviewing, clinical documentation, Medicare/Medicaid, risk/clinical assessment, safety planning, individual/group/family therapy, discharge planning, and care coordination for the dual-diagnosis population (patients with co-occurring MH and SUDs). Education includes Masters of Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Fullerton and Bachelors in English from the University of California, Riverside. Licensed as an LCSW in California with additional credentials to provide Clinical Supervision Masters-level clinicians working toward licensure, as well as a member of the National Association of Social Work.