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Abigail Morgan
Professional Summary
I am a proven leader for quality assurance, systems design, and regulatory compliance for social work services in the community.  I have worked extensively and collaboratively with various departments of law enforcement to resolve community disputes and connect community members to social services.  Progressive experience includes a cultural and ethical base of reference to interact and provide services to community members of diverse backgrounds and abilities.  I consistently demonstrate the ability to quickly learn various procedures, specific documentation, state/federal mandates, regulations, and requirements.  I have extensive training and skills to effectively diagnosis and implement effective treatment plans that ensure optimizing potential of each client served.  I incorporate best leadership practices, including eliminating barriers in a system, managing conflict, and providing training to optimize department and community service performance. 
  • National Clinical Juvenile Treatment Specialist/ Forensic Counselor Certification Number: 26004 Nationally credentialed as an expert; testify as expert witness for the courts
  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation License Number: 149.008662 State Licensed  Professional to diagnose and treat clients
  • Illinois Licensed Registered Social Worker Continuing Education Sponsor License Number: 159.001024 State Licensed to train social workers and professional counselors
State Waiver Specialist UIC/Division of Specialized Care Chicago, IL

Position created with management to provide supportive services to children, families, and professionals throughout the State of Illinois.

  • Multi-cultural client and professional support
  • Automate systems to problem solve and manage multiple deadlines on a consistent basis on a interstate and intrastate level.
  • Participate in staff and professional meetings which contribute to the development of workers and the organization
  • Assist in collaborative problem solving related to social services
Consultant/Therapist Private Practice Chicago, IL

Consultant and counselor linking clients to community services and ensuring preventative and responsive care.  

  • Assess, diagnosis, and create cultural based sensitivity care plans with optimal opportunity for change
  • Individual, family, marital, group counseling, and  crisis work
  • Program development and facilitator for addiction day treatment group 
  • Supervised and trained private practice social workers and counselors focusing on limiting and mitigating risk, legal and professional documentation, ethics/cultural competency
Systems Case Manager Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

Patient Centered inpatient and outpatient crisis work, case management, supportive services, linkage to ongoing social services organizations in community.

  • Psychosocial assessments based on holistic and integrated approach
  • Linkage to community services for ongoing support in community
  • Telephonic counseling / supportive services post discharge
  • Supervisor of student interns from local universities
  • Participated in multi-disciplinary teams for program improvement and skill development of workers
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
Medical Social Worker University of Chicago Hospital Chicago, IL

Patient centered care on inpatient basis including crisis response, assessment, case management, and discharge planning.

  • strategic board member abuse/neglect review and comprehensive assessment, treatment, and case management
  • Supervised student interns from local universities
  • Direct service work for assessment, diagnosis, development of care plan; and referral to community based services
  • Multi-disciplinary staff facilitator to ensure cultural sensitivity and ethical decision making procedures in place with interaction and discharge
Home Care Consultant UIC/Division of Specialized Care Chicago, IL

Case management and advocacy for children and families with disabilities requiring long term, multi specialty care to ensure continuance in home and community as opposed to institutionalization.

  • Crisis response, patient advocacy, mediator for home services
  • Case management / in home based services and linkage to resources in the community for social, spiritual, emotional, and financial support
  • Manage large volume case load with state policy and procedural requirements
  • Member of multi disciplinary team within agency and outside organizations
Counselor/Child Welfare Case Manager McLean County Center for Human Services Bloomington, IL

Counselor and Child Welfare Specialist: worked closely with local police department, court system, juvenile probation departments.

  • Individual, family, and group therapy including diagnosis, treatment, and case management
  • Crisis work and supportive services to reduce risk of mental health hospitalizations
  • DCFS grant liaison to preventative and early intervention programming for juvenile involvement with judicial system
  • Supervised student interns from local universities
Outpatient Counselor/Crisis Worker Institute for Human Resources Pontiac, IL

Counselor and Crisis Worker for children and families that were involved in the court system.

  • Individual, family, group therapy and crisis work which included assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and linkage to additional community services
  • County Board Point Person for planning preventative services in Livingston County, and responding to juveniles early involvement with judicial system
  • Liaison for Illinois State Police, McLean County Jail, and various Livingston County and city police departments which involved crisis work with mentally ill community members and access to care
  • Supervised student interns from local universities
Master of Science: Social Work specializing in Community Mental Health and Minor in Sociology Aug 1991 University of Illinois Master of Social Work - Urbana, IL
Bachelor of Science: Social Work May 1988 Illinois State University Bachelor of Social Work - Bloomington, IL
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Previous Companies:

  • UIC
  • Division of Specialized Care
  • Private Practice

Previous Job Positions:

  • State Waiver Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Therapist
  • Systems Case Manager
  • Medical Social Worker


  • University of Illinois Master of Social Work
  • Illinois State University Bachelor of Social Work

Level of Education:

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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