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Child Study And Treatment Center - Psychiatric Child Care Counselor Resume Example

Audrey Patterson
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Professional Summary
I am a certified mental health counselor. For more than thirty-six years I have  provided counseling in a knowledgeable and effective way. I worked for twenty-six years in the Center for Forensic Services, writing comprehensive treatment plans, leading groups and facilitating individual back to living in the community. The other positions I held were at Child Study and Treatment Center and in Child Protective Service.

Counseling:  Individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, post-traumatic treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, family therapy Leadership: Multidisciplinary team member, treatment team coordinator, placement coordinator, critical stress debriefing leader

Psychiatric Child Care Counselor Sep 2010Present Child Study and Treatment Center Lakewood, WA I provide care for children with emotional and behavioral psychiatric conditions in an inpatient treatment facility. I guide children to gain self-esteem and gain the ability to make decisions about living life in their home and school settings. I also provide CPR training for staff at CSTC. I am a member of the safety and disaster preparedness committee helping to develop CSTC policies. I work to train and educate staff about regulations and policies for ongoing safety and response. 
Social Worker II Oct 2009Sep 2010 Child Protective Service Bremerton, WA I investigated alleged child abuse and neglect. I summited the required paperwork for each case for the court. I was a member of the disaster preparedness team.
Forensic Therapist II Apr 2005Oct 2009 Western State Hospital-Center for Forensic Services Lakewood, WA I worked with patients who had been found not guilty by reason of insanity to regain ability for applying for a conditional release. I worked with people being evaluated for entering an insanity plea for a crime that they allegedly committed. I worked with competency restoration patients assisting them to gain knowledge to assist in their defense in court. I taught recovery skills for post-traumatic stress disorder. I was a member of the risk review board. I had a program-wide responsibility as a placement coordinator. I was a member of the critical stress debriefing team. I was a member of WSH's disaster preparedness team. I was also a member of the hazardous material response team.
Forensiic Therapist II Sep 1996Apr 2005 Western State Hospital-Center for Forensic Services Lakewood, WA I provided psychological treatment for sixteen patients that had been found not guilty by reason of insanity on an inpatient unit. I provided individual and group therapy. I wrote comprehensive treatment plans every three months. I completed yearly psychosocial assessments. I presented patients to the risk review board for change in treatment status. I testified in Western Washington superior courts on behalf of WSH's recommendation. I had program-wide responsibility as chairperson for the Forensic Program placement committee. I provided critical stress debriefings for staff at WSH.
Forensic Therapist Ii Feb 1983Oct 1996 Western State Hospital/Center for Forensic Services/Community Program Lakewood, WA I provided supervision for sixteen-nineteen people found not guilty by reason of insanity who had a conditional release from the WSH Center for Forensic Services program. Supervision consisted of visiting clients in their homes or group home. I was a liaison to mental health clinics throughout Western Washington on behalf of my patients. I was on 24/7 call should I need to attend to a mental health crisis of my patient and they needed to be returned to a more secure setting. I testified in Western Washington superior courts in terms of patient's compliance of conditional release orders. I was responsible for writing psychosocial histories, comprehensive treatment plans, three month court progress reports, and records of significant patient changes. I had program-wide responsibility as placement chairperson.
Psychiatric Child Care Counselor Jan 1979Feb 1983 Child Study and Treatment Center Lakewood, WA I cared for children and adolescents who were diagnosed with psychiatric illness and/or had behavioral problems and were committed to inpatient treatment and also those who attended day treatment programming through the onsite school program. I was involved as a team member to insure a safe milieu. I was responsible for daily charting and attended treatment conferences.
Bachelor of Science : Psychology/Sociology Dec 1978 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
Associate of Arts : Social Science Jun 1976 Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
High School Diploma : General Studies Jun 1974 Lewis and Clark Spokane, WA
Civil Engineering Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
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Previous Companies:

  • Child Study and Treatment Center
  • Child Protective Service
  • Western State Hospital Center for Forensic Services

Previous Job Positions:

  • Psychiatric Child Care Counselor
  • Social Worker II
  • Forensic Therapist II
  • Forensiic Therapist II


  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Spokane Community College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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