Behavioral Health Counselor offering over five years experience providing professional assessments and treatment service to clients with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health diagnosis, substance abuse, and academic guidance. Seeking to develop my career in both counseling and special education.

Experience

  • School Counselor and Native English Teacher

    at Yau Yat Chuen School

    August 2017 - July 2018

    Kowloon City

    Developed curriculum program suitable for Non-English Natives. Counseled Non-Chinese students adjust to the school. Developed and implemented treatment plan for children with special need. Applied and met requirement for Government grant which covered therapeutic sessions for 31 students.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Teacher

    at The Children Institude of HK/ The Harbour School

    August 2014 - February 2017

    Central and Western District

    Developed Programs for each student and treatment plans. Conducted assessment: C-PIRK, VB-MAPP, ABBLS-R. Trained other teachers and caregivers working with the students. Conducted home therapy and training. Four of my 1:1 students successfully transitioned to mainstream schools with minimal or no shadow from a therapist. Elected to attend the 2015 ABAI conference in Japan while assisting my supervisor on his study about learn units.

  • Behavioral Health /Mental Health Counselor

    at Georgia Regional Hospital of Savannah-Depart. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

    June 2013 - October 2014

    Georgia

    Provided positive behavioral support to 37 inpatient adults with mental health and developmental disabilities. Trained 80 + staff in understanding treatment programs and company technology to record data. Member of the hospital recovery treatment team. Implemented a Therapeutic Incentive Program and ran a point exchange store. Administered assessments under a Licensed psychologist. Conducted psycho-educational groups to helped individual understand their diagnosis and how to live with the diagnosis. Successfully discharged 6 individuals to their family or a home in the community due to their progressed. Successfully after working with a clients for 5 months, he was able to attend his first treatment meeting in 3 years and was able to step outside of the unit for a walk, which he continued with me three times weekly.

  • Senior Behavior Therapist

    at The Keystone Academy and Behavioral Pediatrics

    October 2011 - April 2013

    Florida

    Lead Therapist of 4 caseloads. Wrote insurance authorization plans for applied behavior analysis services. Conducted evaluations and Assessments: • C-PIRK, • VB-MAPP • ABBLS-R • ESDM (Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism) • AFLS (Assessment of Functioning Living Skills) • Brigance-Assessments (Inventory of Early Development and Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills).

  • Behavior Therapist

    at Behavioral Consultant Services

    December 2010 - October 2011

    Georgia

    Provided ABA therapy to children with learning disabilities and autism. Lead Therapist of 3 caseloads. Developed programs, conducted assessment and analyze treatment data. Founded a social skills group for children ages 5-12

  • Behavior Consultant Assistant

    at Savannah Chatham County Public School System (Department For Exceptional Students)

    October 2009 - April 2010

    Georgia

    Provided ABA therapy to children with disabilities as well as providing consultation services to working with children with disabilities. Assisted in the development of the first Jump Start Program for special needs children. Different early intensive intervention programs utilizing ABA as well as other supported academic and behavioral progress: Jump Start (3 to 5 years of age), LEAP (K to 2nd grades), PACE (K to 5th grade), Model Classroom (collaboration with Marcus Institute), and Transition Classes (Inclusion Program for K to 5th grade). School consultation to determine if specific children qualified for the lottery program that would give them the opportunity to be included in the Jump Start Program.

Education

  • MS Counseling with concentration in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

    at NOVA Southeastern University

    2013 - 2019 (6 years) Florida

  • TEFL/TESOL

    at Learn TEFL

    2013 - 2013 (1 year)

  • B.A in Psychology

    at Georgia Southern University

    2006 - 2011 (5 years) Georgia

Languages

  • Spanish Native

  • English Native

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