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Experienced Administrative Assistant with excellent client and project management skills.  Self-motivated and results-driven with strong communication, analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills.
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1995 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
EWU Honors scholarship recipient
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 3.667 Cumulative GPA
Master of Science, School Psychology 1997 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.927 Cumulative GPA
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Human resource knowledge
  • Extensive education and knowledge of personality traits and interpersonal interactions
  • Extensive experience with quantitative and statistical analysis
  • Collaborative
  • Self-starter, self-directed
  • Innovative, progressive
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Problem resolution
  • Assisted two professors in college for research projects and book manuscript development. Responsibilities included data collection and analysis to evaluate research hypotheses, interscorer reliability and interpretation and formal presentations. Collection of extensive research material required assessing the efficacy of the material submitted in a timely and efficient manner.
Process Improvement
  • Initiated and oversaw implementation of quarterly employee questionnaire based on random sampling, which generated data for hiring and retention purposes.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of employee records database, and creating employee handbook.
    • Demonstrated proficiencies in telephone, e-mail, fax and front-desk reception within high-volume environment. Duties often involved time-sensitive responsibilities that required licensing and/or payment verification that prevented cost-consuming delays in a very dynamic and regulated transportation industry.
    Data Organization
    • Improved office organization by creating more efficient filing system, customer database, and it's dynamic correspondence and maintenance to meet supervisor's needs.
    Photographer Jan 2014 to Current
    LP Photography in Motion Eagan, MN Developing and creating my own photography business which has required me to utilize online workshops and tutorials to improve my skills in capturing and editing my images with various software. I also utilize multiple platforms to promote and sell my business, from my own website development to utilizing blog and social media posts.
    Coach and Board Member May 2010 to Jun 2017
    Eagan Athletic Association Eagan, MN Volunteering my time as a board member and coach has required me to balance program objectives with player growth and development. Feedback from parents and other coaches requires us to reassess continued practices and the goal to positively impact player development.
    Stay-at-home parent Jun 2000 to Current
    Spouse's demanding travel schedule changed my priorities regarding a career outside the home. During this time, I have continued to challenge myself in volunteer organizations, as well as starting my own business in photography. 
    School Psychologist Aug 1997 to Jun 2000
    Puyallup School District Puyallup, WA Responsible for collecting and integrating information about a student via interviews, observations, file reviews and a variety of standardized and non-standardized assessments. Responsible for leading a team of educators into the implementation of an educational plan for each identified student. In addition to maintaining my traditional role, I sought out a critical role in a state grant that significantly increased my workload, but provided cutting-edge data and research analysis in the on-going attempt to improve a service-delivery model based solely on a student's needs vs the traditional disability model.
    Administrative Assistant Nov 1995 to Aug 1997
    I-CAR Spokane, WA Developed more efficient filing systems and customer database protocols. Coordinated facilities and training for technicians across the country, and problem-solved when conflicts resulted. This required last-minute relocation, finding new trainers and/or providing appropriate compensation to satisfy all parties.
    Administrative Assistant Jun 1990 to Sep 1995
    Trans-System, Inc. Spokane, WA
    Maintained detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency. Taking over-the-phone employment application and screening prospective employees. Provided support for executives and customer service in managing operation work flow. Communicated with customers and various department staff via phone, email and in person to obtain documentation to operate a commercial vehicle. Oftentimes, the documentation was time sensitive and required involvement of multiple departments or agencies.
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    Over 5 years of experience working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a behavior interventionist in the school setting. Adept in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and its application within the school setting. As a school psychologist intern I have used this to my advantage to be able to create comprehensive functional behavioral assessments, and support teachers with interventions and provide behavioral support as needed. Familiar with a variety of assessments, including Spanish/ Bi-lingual assessments, psychological processing assessments, cognitive/ IQ assessments. Experience working and assessing students from a variety of settings including the Resource Specialist Program, Special Day Class (Mild Moderate, Autism and Moderate Severe) and the Emotional Disturbance setting for elementary, middle and high school. Finally, I have developed a strong track record of maintaining a professional relationship with teachers and administrators.

    • Experience with various cognitive and psychological processing assessments, along with their interpretation and application 
    • Experience creating Functional Behavioral Assessments
    • Fluent Spanish speaker, and experience administering and analyzing Spanish/Bilingual assessment which includes the Bilingual- Verbal Assessment Test, and the Woodcock Johnson III Muñoz : Language Survey
    • Experience  assisting and creating a behavior support plan
    • Experience working with children and adolescents who severely handicapped
    • Experience with psycho-educational reports for children who have a specific learning disability, Other Health Impairment, Autism, Intellectually Disabled, Emotionally Disturbed and of children with diverse linguistic backgrounds, and speech and language impairments
    • Trained and certified in Crisis Prevention and Intervention through the PREPARE model 
    School Psychologist Intern | 08/2018 to 07/2019 Montebello Unified School District - Montebello, CA

    I have provided assessments to children of diverse backgrounds, created psycho-educational reports, created functional behavioral reports, provided Direct Instructional Services counseling, and I have provided behavioral support to special education and general education teachers. Worked in depth with students in assessing and providing counseling to students who are placed within the Emotional Disturbance program at La Merced Intermediate.  I have also worked in depth in providing assessments to students who are placed within the Autism program at Macy Intermediate. In both schools I have done triennial assessments for the Special Day Class program and the Resource Specialist Program. 

    Practicum Student | 08/2016 to 07/2018 Montebello Unified School District - Montebello, CA

    Practiced the skills needed to be an efficient school psychologist in the middle school, and elementary school setting. I have organized SST meetings, provided assessments to children of diverse backgrounds, created psycho-educational reports, have created functional behavioral reports, provided DIS counseling, and I have provided support to special education and general education teachers.  

    Behavioral Therapist | 03/2013 to 09/2018 Behavior Intervention Specialists of Los Angles - Santa Monica, Ca

    Worked with clients who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willis Syndrome, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Down Syndrome. Successfully implemented interventions that have reduced a variety of behavioral issues which include, aggression, tantrums, defiance, self-injurious behavior, and outbursts. 

    Education and Training
    Alliant International University - - Alhambra, CA | | Master of Arts School Psychology, 2019

    Learned of the various cognitive assessments, assessment procedures, special education law/ ed-code, counseling theories, and theories that drive best practice . Trained in how to work with students and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. Maintained a 3.9 grade point average from 2017-2019.

    California State University of Los Angles - - Alhambra, Ca, United States of America | | Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 2013

    Studied mental health disorders, psychometrics, and principles that drive counseling, and intervention.  Involved in classes that focused on multiculturalism within the scope of counseling, consultation and interventions. 

    Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School - - Montebello, CA, United States | | High School Diploma 2008 Involved with various organizations during my high school years, as I lead clubs that focused on philanthropic and community service. Maintained a GPA of above 3.25 while taking Advanced Placement classes in calculus, english, and history. 
    Activities and Honors
    Involved in various school-wide clubs that were involved in charity and philanthropy events.The elected philanthropy chair for California State University of Los Angeles's student counsel for 2 consecutive terms. Organized events that raised money for John Hopkins Cancer Research division, the Los Angeles Food Bank, Relay for Life and Project Angel Food. The elected community service chairman for a group organization. In this position I organized events in which members were involved in actively volunteering at the Los Angeles Food Bank and Los Angeles Mission. 
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    Work History
    Oklahoma City Public Schools School Psychologist | Oklahoma City, OK | August 1992 - Current
    • Work with students to promote social, emotional, behavioral, and academic well being.
    • Evaluate students for special services, review testing data, and report results.
    • Consult with teachers, administrators, and parents regarding students' behavior and academic success.
    • Collaborate with counselors and administrators to best server students' educational needs.
    Masters of Education Counseling Psychology University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK | 1985
    Bachelor of Science Elementary Education University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK | 1979
    • Licensed Professional Counselor, 2003
    • School Psychology Certificate, 1999
    • School Psychometry Certificate, 1990
    Professional Organizations
    • Oklahoma School Psychological Association
    • Oklahoma Professional Educators
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    Professional Summary
    Motivated Public Health Educator focused on proactive intervention and wellness. Extensive experience in social services, education, and research organizations.
    • Case management
    • Psychometric assessment
    • Report writing and compliance monitoring
    • Developmental and learning disorders
    • Computer/office skills
    • Health education
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Mental health counseling
    Work History
    Health Coach Healthways - Bellevue, WA 09/2012 - 02/2014
    • Provided individual telephonic health coaching using motivational interviewing techniques and the trans-theoretical model of behavioral change to structure, support, and motivate members in achieving desired changes in their health and well-being.  
    • Conducted outreach calls to a wide variety of members around the country to educate new employees on relevant employment benefits and enroll them in the lifestyle management wellness program. 
    Field Interviewer NORC - Chicago, IL 02/2010 - 06/2012
    • Independently administered computer-based, standardized questionnaires to selected respondents throughout California as part of various research projects for federal agencies.  
    • Strategically coordinated data collection within the local regions and coordinated with home office in Chicago to complete a variety of project specific goals. 
    Facilitator Caminar - Chico, CA 06/2009 - 06/2010
    • Created, organized, and facilitated social outings for adults with disabilities in the community.  
    • Maintain appropriate documentation of activities and detailed reports of client progress for Friendship Circle and Friendship Ties programs.  
    School Psychologist Lake Washington School District - Redmond, WA 08/2004 - 08/2006
    • Coordinated educational interventions and provided consultation services for students, families, and school personnel in primary and secondary education settings. 
    • Served as case-manager for multidisciplinary special education teams with the purpose of deterining eligibility for and implementing a wide variety of special education services for a student population of 1,600 students with 120 special education students. 
    • Conducted 50 to 60 comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations per academic year in order to determine special education eligibility  and programming needs.
    MPH (in progress): Public Health University of Illinois - Springfield - Springfield, IL (online) Current
    M.Ed. (all but thesis): School Psychology Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA 2004
    Bachelor of Science: Psychology Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL 1999
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    Professional Summary
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist bringing more than 20 years experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults. January 30, 2015 Ref#V-917 Dear Dr.Wadhwani , I am interested in your posting for a Staff Psychologist. I believe I possess the skills and experience you are seeking and would make a valuable addition to Montclair State University. Your job posting caught my attention because the position, as described is such a perfect match with my skills, and current desire to expand my work. As my resume indicates, I have worked in many different clinical settings, and have more than 25 years of experience. I am currently the owner of a small private practice where I treat a variety of clients with multiple issues. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and treat suicidal and self-injurious clients making me a perfect match to assist with a suicidal prevention program at Montclair. Additionally, I have experience supervising graduate students and providing psychological assessments. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss the position.
    Work History
    Clinical Coordinator 01/2004 to 01/2012
    Creative Heartwork Morristown, NJ.
    • Supervised and oversaw a team of creative arts therapists.
    • Assisted with case management, and ran a creative art groups for children with severe trauma and physical and emotional disabilities.
    • Provided program orientation to artists and creative art therapists.
    • Supervised master level interns.
    • Provided consultation of current programs.
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist 01/1999 to Current
    Bi-State DBT Associates Pine Brook, NJ
    • Conduct individual, group and family psychotherapy and art therapy to a caseload of private clients children adolescents and adults) with anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders,attention and behavioral problems.
    • Provide individual DBT therapy to a caseload of clients with PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder, Suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors.
    • Teach Dialectical Behavioral Skills training groups.
    • Perform initial diagnostic assessments, and crisis intervention assessments.
    • Develop treatment plans and assess suicidal behaviors.
    • Meet and consult with DBT team.
    • Supervise graduate students in field placements.
    • Observe and monitor client behavior and responses to treatment.
    • Perform psychological testing.
    Clinical Psychologist 01/1995 to 01/1997
    Children's Specialized Hospital Mountainside, NJ.
    • Provided individual, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families with severe physical injuries including traumatic brain injury and burns in a children's rehabilitative hospital.
    • Pain management, adjustment to disability and grief counseling.
    • Provided services to a caseload of outpatients with physical and developmental disorders, including CP, ADHD, and PDD.
    • Co-coordinated group program for ADHD children and their parents.
    Clinical Specialist II 06/1993 to 03/1999
    Center for Mental Health Newton, NJ.
    • Conducted individual, family, and group psychotherapy to a caseload of adolescents and children.
    • Conducted parenting groups for parents of defiant and Attention Deficit Disordered children and child trauma groups for sexually abused children.
    • Family, Adolescent, Child Evaluation & Treatment Program Conducted Risk Assessments contracted by the Division of Youth and Family Services that included psychological evaluations to caregivers and children.
    • Conducted group, family and individual treatment to emotionally, physically and sexually abused children and their families.
    Staff Clinician 08/1987 to 09/1989
    Saint Clares Hospital Boonton, NJ
    • Provided individual, group ,and family therapy to eating disordered clients on an inpatient eating disorder unit.
    • Supervised and appraised nursing staff.
    • Addressed local high schools and colleges regarding the symptoms and consequences of eating disorders.
    • Managed creative arts/activities program Arranged and performed staff in-services as needed.
    Staff Clinician 07/1983 to 08/1987
    Saint Clares Hospital Denville, NJ
    • Provided individual, group and family therapy and interventions for patients on a short-term crisis unit.
    • Organized disposition plans and made referrals to appropriate agencies.
    • Supervised and appraised nursing staff.
    • Managed creative arts/activities program, liaison weekly transitional rehab services.
    • Arranged and performed staff in-services as needed.
    • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions Met with treatment team weekly Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
    • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
    Psy.D: Clinical Psychology Childhood and Adolescent Psychology FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Melbourne, FL Clinical Psychology Childhood and Adolescent Psychology Counseled and tested students in University Counseling Center Assistantship working in the Family Learning Program with sexually abused children and adolescents Research paper on the Incidence of Sexual Abuse Among Women with Eating Disorders
    Master of Science: Clinical Psychology FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Melbourne, FL Clinical Psychology
    M.P.S Master of Professional Studies: PRATT INSTITUTE - Brooklyn, NY Art Therapy/Creativity Development
    Bachelor of Arts: COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ Art Therapy/Psychology PUBLICATIONS Journal Article: "The Use of Clay to Form a Potential Space With a Bulimic Patient" Pratt Creative Arts Therapy Review.
    Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
    DBT intensively trained Psychological and Neuro-psychological testing Expertise in crisis intervention techniques Board Certified Art Therapist Learning disability awareness Culturally sensitive
    Denise DeLuca, Psy.D.
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