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1111 Ceaton Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63188

MSW with experience and training in medical social work, children’s day treatment, and domestic violence. Have experience in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units; individual, group, and family therapy focused on at-risk youth; and advocacy for shelter clients. Coordinated volunteer and children’s programs at a shelter, received a scholarship, elected Voices for Children vice president, and selected teaching assistant for a family therapy course. Certified in play therapy.

Master of Social Work, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Graduated: May 2009; Emphasis: Children and youth, health, and mental health care.
Scholarship recipient, student council vice president, and teaching assistant for family therapy.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2002, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. 
Dean’s List. Admitted to two honorary societies.

Hospital for Kids, St. Louis, Missouri
Medical Social Work Intern, September 2007–present

  • Provide services on the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
  • Handle back-up services for all units, including the emergency room.
  • Complete assessments and discharge planning; deal with crises.
  • Provide emotional support to families; lead weekly parent support groups.

Children’s Center Day Treatment Program, St. Louis, Missouri
Graduate Social Work Intern, January 2007–June 2007

  • Assessed needs of emotionally disturbed youth with severe behavior and learning problems.
  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Expanded knowledge of community resources; make referrals.
  • Worked with the recreation program; tutor pre-teens.

Family Center for Autism, St. Louis, Missouri
Respite Provider, May 2002–August 2006

  • Provided respite care for youth with autism; gained knowledge about developmental disabilities.

Women’s Shelter, St. Louis, Missouri
Volunteer Coordinator, March 2005–August 2005
Advocate, August 2005–February 2006

  • Recruited, trained, and supervised eight volunteers providing support for clients.
  • Designed and implemented a children’s program staffed by volunteers.
  • Provided support and advocacy for clients dealing with the legal system.

Crisis Intervention Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Hotline Volunteer, September 2005–August 2006

Davis College Psychology Department, St. Louis, Missouri
Research Assistant, Domestic Violence Project, September 2001–April 2002

  • Conducted a literature review; collected data through interviews; entered data using SPSS.

Certificate in Play Therapy, Johnson Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
2006—2007 attended seminars on impact of domestic violence on children; divorce and children; crisis management; and fundraising.

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