Resumé

Work Experience


Self-Employed, Narberth PA

Private Practice, current employment

Consultant, Growth Opportunity Center

Lower Merion Counseling Services, Bryn Mawr, PA

Director, 1996 – 2009

  • Hired and supervised all staff ;  often supervised Masters – level students
  • Oversaw care of over 600 clients with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol problems
  • Established liaisons with community organizations to avert crises
  • Managed budget in excess of $1,000,000
  • Maintained a small caseload of chronically mentally ill clients and assessed students as part of the Student Assistance Program for the Lower Merion Schools
  • Starting in 1999, created and participated in the LMCS Advisory Board which gathered names for a  mailing list, organized all mailings asking for contributions and planned the annual fundraiser which included an auction

Intake Coordinator and Outpatient Therapist, 1995 – 1996

  • Screened initial telephone calls, referring to other facilities when appropriate and assigning them to therapists and psychiatrists if appropriate
  • Counseled individual clients with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol problems
  • Assessed students as part of the Lower Merion School District Student Assistance Program
  • Supervised Masters –  level students and some staff

Central MH/MR , Norristown, PA

Home and School Liaison, 1989 – 1995

Provided counseling to Students in Emotional Support Classes in Methacton School District

  • Worked with students in grades k-12
  • Participated in IEP’s and all team meetings

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Philadelphia, PA

Coordinator of The Institute (post Masters’ program)  (part-time), 1988 – 1989

Self-employed, Narberth, PA

Private Practice (part-time), 1979 – 1986

Family Service of Philadelphia, West Office, Philadelphia, PA

Social Worker II, full time, 1977 – 1979

Community Life Services Inc. of Delaware Co., Sharon Hill, PA

Social Worker, Outpatient Department, full-time, 1975 – 1977

EDUCATION

Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, PA

Master of Social Services, 1975

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1971