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Meet Ms. Betsy
Credentials

Mackay Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno, from which Ms. Betsy received here Master's degree.

Education:

  • Master of Social Work, 1991-1993. University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • B.A., Psychology, 1980-1984. University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Licensure:

  • 2002 L.C.S.W. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina
  • 1996 L.C.S.W. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nevada
  • 1993 L.S.W. Licensed Social Worker, Nevada

Experience:

Baker Clinical Services, P.A.
Raleigh, North Carolina. January 2006 - present.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Conducting assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Providing bi-weekly Adolescent Group for youth with emotional and behavioral problems
  • Providing court appearances; collaboration with school personnel and other community resources; and ongoing consultation with primary care physicians and psychiatrists.
  • Providing consultations with attorneys in preparation for court cases.

Triangle Kids, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina. 2002-2005.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Provided outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults and their families, with the majority of the clinical caseload consisting of children and adolescents (ages 3-18 years).
  • Provided bi-weekly Adolescent group for youth with emotional and behavioral problems.
  • Maintained clinical case records, collaboration with school personnel and other community resources, court appearances and ongoing consultation with primary care physicians and psychiatrists.

Children's Behavioral Services
Reno, Nevada. 1998-2002.
Clinical Social Worker II

  • Provided mental health services to seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, ages six through seventeen, and their families in an outpatient setting. Services included comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and providing individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy, parent training, and an ongoing consultation with the staff child psychiatrist.
  • Collaborated intensively with residential treatment programs and the local inpatient facility ensuring continuity of care.
  • Ongoing consultation with entities within the division of Child and Family Services as well as the local county, community agencies and school district providing extensive case management and comprehensive client care.
  • Provided emergency evaluations for children and adolescents who posed a danger to themselves, others or the community and facilitate immediate placement where appropriate.
  • Maintained clinical case records, court appearances and the training and supervision of MSW Student Interns.

Early Childhood Mental Health Services
Reno, Nevada. 1994-1998.
Mental Health Counselor II

  • Provided intensive family centered, child focused clinical assessments and intervention services in-home to children ages' birth to six, who were at risk for abuse/neglect and their families.
  • Provided psychotherapy services to individuals (adults and children), families, couples, groups, and ongoing evaluations of client crises.
  • Coordinated intervention services in collaboration with community resources, court appearances, maintaining clinical case records, program development and the training and supervision of MSW student interns. Position required highly specialized clinical skills to engage involuntary families.

Division of Child and Family Services
Reno, Nevada. 1993-1994.
Clinical Social Worker, Intern

  • Provided clinical interventions and services to children/adolescents who were placed in residential treatment settings, foster homes or with natural parents. Treatment services required intensive home-based interventions involving reunification cases, individuals, couples, group or family psychotherapy (with foster, adoptive or natural parents) and co-therapy sessions with outpatient residential therapists working with clients.
  • Extensive case management services, court appearances and providing continuity of care for clients.

Douglas Mental Health Clinic
Minden, Nevada. 1992-1993.
MSW Student Intern

  • Provided individual, couple, group and family outpatient therapy using a full range of diagnostic treatment and consultative mental health services to persons of all ages.
  • Weekly clinical supervision
  • Weekly consultations with staff psychiatrist
  • Exercised therapeutic and case management skills with the special ability to respond to a wide range of clients needs.

Children's Resources Bureau
Reno, Nevada. 1992
MSW Student Intern

  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team in providing comprehensive diagnostic assessments of children potentially coming into state care and recommending a level of care needed.
  • Interviewed the children, their families and other individuals involved with the youths and preparing appropriate chronologies, psychosocial and case reports.
  • Participated in psychological testing sessions.
  • Gained court experience.

Honors

  • Organizational Award, Kristine Nagy-Johnson Award, Project Crisis, 1995
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