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Tanita Martin
  • Core Strengths
    • Case Management Individual, Group and Family Counseling
    • Crisis Assessment and Intervention Stress, Anger and Anxiety Management
    • Psychosocial/Needs Assessment Coping and Life Skills Education
    • Risk Prevention/Reduction Policy Assessment and Evaluation
    Education and Licensure Licensed Certified Social Worker (2014) LCSW Master of Social Work, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS (2009) LMSW Bachelor of Social Work, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS (2008) LSW  
  • Professional Experience Ridgewood Clinics, Therapist 2014 to present Responsible for providing therapy for individuals and families referred for counseling for mental/emotional and behavioral issues. Cheerful Assistance Inc, Assessment/Intake Counselor, Contracted Services2014-2015 Responsible for providing therapeutic services and assessments for children and families referred for counseling to address behavioral and mental health issues.  Duties included biopsychosocial assessments along with group, individual, and family counseling to address related mental health and behavioral issues Central MS Prevention Services, Therapist, Contract Services 2013-2014 Responsible for providing therapy and completing assessments on individuals referred for counseling for social and behavioral issues.  Duties included individual, group, and family counseling along with social and behavioral assessments for youth K-12 with history of abuse/neglect and related mental health and behavioral issues. Senior Life Solutions, King’s Daughter’s Hospital,Lead Therapist 2011-2012 Responsible for providing supervision to BSW and MSW social workers within the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units along with group and individual counseling.  Duties included utilization review of group assessments, chart audits, and providing guidance/support to staff social workers as needed. Senior Life Solutions, King’s Daughter’s Hospital,Therapist 2011-2009 Responsible for providing counseling to clients diagnosed with moderate to severe mental illness related to physical/social disabilities and abuse/neglect. Duties included providing therapeutic intervention and treatment to adults during individual, group, and family therapy; performing behavioral and psychosocial assessments; working with multidisciplinary team; as well as providing case management for clients and families. Crisis Intervention Social Worker, Social Work p.r.n 2009 Responsible for providing crisis assessment and emergency intervention to children, vulnerable adults, families and social service agencies through the MS Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Neglect Crisis Hotline.  Duties included documenting and submitting abuse/neglect reports for children and adults and coordinating accurate intake and relay process for crisis and emergency call to county offices statewide as well as providing assessment and referral for local and statewide intervention services. Psychiatric Social Work Intern, Central MS Medical Center 2009  Responsible for providing individual, group, and family counseling for clients presenting for care on Behavioral Health Unit.  Duties included performing individual and group counseling for adults with emotional, physical, and mental health disabilities; conducting psychosocial and needs assessments; working cooperatively with multidisciplinary team; providing testimony during court committal hearings and completing discharge planning for clients in relation to continued care. Social Work Intern, MS Department of Mental Health 2008 Responsible for working cooperatively with both the Department of Children and Youth Services, Division of Disaster Preparedness and Response, and Division of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia’s to provide education, and advocacy to individuals, families and oversight for mental health facilities throughout MS. Duties included facilitating State Level Case Review (SLCR) and intrastate agency meetings to provide staffing and follow-up for children and adolescents in MS, assisting in the development of a Continuity of Operations plan for Disaster Response, assisting in evaluation for programmatic services initiatives for federal grant proposals for vulnerable adults and families, and providing mental health educational training to Dept. of Mental Health Central Office staff. Volunteer Experience Clinton Community Christian Corporation, Clinton, MS Conducted activity group once per week for senior adults coping with social and emotional challenges to increase wellbeing and social functioning. 2013 Certifications/Training Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention training (CPI) 2012 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 2012 TF-CBT Web Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2011 Presentations Session Presenter: Mississippi Department of Mental Health Alzheimer’s Conference Pick’s Disease: A Frontotemporal Dementia, August 2009 Presenter: Jackson State University SMHART Conference Incorporating Cultural Competence in the Treatment of Mental Illness in Prison Facilities March 2006

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