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Resume for Jessica Foti

Jessica Foti     

Home (603) 326-8287; Mobile (617) 997-4453

JLFoti@Gmail.com

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OBJECTIVE: To obtain the Family Outreach Worker Position at Easter Seals. LCMHC license approved.

 

EDUCATION

 

M.S. Clinical Art Therapy/Counseling, Springfield College, Springfield MA                           2016

B.S. Human Services, Springfield College, Services St. Johnsbury, VT                                  2010                                   

 

ART THERAPY/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

           

Art Therapist, New England Adolescent Research Institute, Holyoke, MA                           2014-2016

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Counseled clients using a variety of therapy modes: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Behavior Modification, and Humanistic

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Facilitated group therapy sessions providing clients’ maximum growth potential

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Trained youth on resolving conflicts taught clients basic skills necessary to engage in creative and expressive arts.

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Evaluated client’s responses to therapy through observation and documentation

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Supervised adolescents and participate in enrichment, academic, and social activities

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Implemented treatment plans for students’ IEP goals

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Conferred with members of the interdisciplinary team to determine psychological and physical needs of the clients

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Reported findings to the clinical case worker

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

Residential CounselorWestern Massachusetts Training Consortium, Holyoke, MA                                                                                                                                                            2015    

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Actively provided a safe and secure environment

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Assisted traumatic brain injury clients with daily living routines

 

Clinical Art Therapy Intern, Dare Family Services, Springfield, MA                                  2013-2014

 

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Provided in-home therapy sessions with foster care youth

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Implemented strategies on how to improve behavioral or other goals with youth

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Followed treatment plans while working individually in foster care settings

 

Residential Counselor ServiceNet, Florence, MA                                                             2012-2014

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Managed crisis situations with initiative

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Addressed issues in a positive, constructive demeanor

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Provided transportation for client outings 

LEADERSHIP/COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 

Literacy Tutor for pre-k students, AmeriCorps, Springfield, MA                                                    2013

 

Family Support Intern Tri County CAP Head Start, Berlin, NH                                                                                                                                                                                                       2009

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Assisted in home visits with the Family Support Coordinator

 

Youth Assistant, Tri County CAP Teen Center, Berlin, NH                                                               2006    

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Assisted youth with  their activities

 

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Provided positive role modeling