Education 
  • 2012-05 Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida

  • 2007-08 Bachelor of Psychology, University of Central Florida

Licensure and Certifications 
  • 2018-02-19 Qualified Supervisor for Clinical Social Work Interns

  • 2016-04-08 Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), CARES Institute 

  • 2015-03-15 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling 

Continuing Education 
  • 2018-06-26 Mindfulness Fundamentals, Mindful Schools 16 Hrs Online Course

  • 2018-06-01 Building a Great Marriage with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, PESI Webinar (1 CE)

  • 2018-05-08 Trauma-Informed Care and Self-Regulation Skill Building

  • 2018-04-09 Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom, Jessica Minahan, M.Ed BCBA

  • 2018-02-01 to 2018-02-02 Qualified Supervisor Training (12 CEs) 

  • 2017-10-27 Mental Health First Aid

  • 2017-08-09 Adaptive Behavior Profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pearson Clinical Online Webinar

  • 2017-07-27 to 2017-07-29 Gottman Level 3 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Practicum Training (20 CEs) 

  • 2017-05-05 The Zones of Regulation: A Concept to Support Self-Regulation and Emotional Control, SEDNET 7A/OCPS (6CEs)

  • 2017-04-06 to 2016-04-08 Gottman Level 2 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Assessment, Interventions, & Co-Morbitities (12 CEs) 

  • 2017-03-29 Human Trafficking, Cenpatico Florida (2 CEs)

  • 2017-03-13 Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), Dr. Sue Johnson, NMS (12CEs)

  • 2017-03-03 to 2017-04-07 Attachment in Couples Therapy: Six Week Online Course, Dr. Dan Siegel, NMS (12 CEs)

  • 2012-12-29 Clinical Map Defined: Guide to Key Interventions & Best Practices Across the Stages of Recovery, Dr. Carnes, NMS (12 CEs)

  • 2016-12-12 Use of Trauma Informed Assessments of Youth Entering the Juvenile Justice System, NASW (1CE)

  • 2016-12-12 Transitions of Care: Critical Issues for Social Work Intervention w/Older Adults, NASW (1CE)

  • 2016-12-09 Addressing Maladaptive Coping Behaviors w/Adolescents & their Families Self-Study, NASW (3 CEs)

  • 2016-11-06 Couples & Addiction Recovery, A Gottman Approach for Therapists, Counselors, & Addiction Professionals, Dr. Navarra

  • 2016-11-03 to 2016-11-05 Treating Affairs & Trauma, Helping Couples Heal & Rebuild Trust, Drs Gottman

  • 2016-10-29 Gottman Level 1 Clinical Training: Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Bridging the Couples Chasm

  • 2016-06-14 The Major Principles of Effective Clinical Supervision in Mental Health Self-Study, NASW (1.5 CEs)

  • 2016-04-19 Adult, Child, Infant CPR & AED Training, American Health Care Academy

  • 2016-04-17 Inner Engineering Part II, Isha Foundation (15.5 CEs)

  • 2016-04-08 Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certification (TF-CBT) 

  • 2012-12-07 Online Training Course for TF-CBT, TF-CBTWeb (10 CEs)

Invited Presentations and Panels
  • 2018-02-23 How to Reduce Stress Related Symptoms Using Mindfulness Based Techniques, Independence Elementary School, Orlando, FL

  • 2018-02-15 Using Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Support Students with Test Anxiety, OCPS Parent Engagement Liaisons, Orlando, FL

  • 2018-02-10 How to Reduce Stress Related Symptoms Using Mindfulness Based Techniques, OCPS Parent Academy, Orlando, FL

  • 2017-05-20 Mediation and Mindfulness: Tools for Dealing with Grief and Loss, Compassionate Friends, Brevard County, FL

  • 2016-09-17 Mediation and Mindfulness: Tools for Managing Stress and Trauma Related Symptoms, Myocarditis Foundation, Orlando, FL

Non-Profit Activity
  • 2017-Present. OCPS Kids’ Closet, Committee Chair, Kids’ Closet Committee 

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