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CLINICAL AND TREATMENT-RELATED EXPERIENCE

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
— Viktor E. Frankl —

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST
GREATER THINGS, LLC

June 2020 - Present

  • Private practitioner within a diverse and thriving group practice, offering individual, group, and family counseling

  • Specializing in the counseling of bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, and co-occurring disorders

  • Providing tailored, evidence-based treatment from a social constructivism paradigm, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy within a transtheoretical model framework

  • Utilizing a variety of counseling techniques and educational skills, including motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, 12-step-based treatment, mindfulness, wellness, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution

  • Conducting a range of assessments to monitor and evaluate treatment outcomes, including the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire, Flourishing Scale (FS), and Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

  • Employing a practice management system, while developing individualized, solution-focused, and strength-based treatment plans, and maintaining efficient clinical records via HIPPA-compliant Eleactronic Health Record (EHR) software

PRIMARY THERAPIST
COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS CENTERS

January 2020 - June 2020

  • Provided individual counseling at a research-oriented treatment center, specializing in substance-related and addictive disorders across the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) continuum of care

  • Conducted evidence-based treatment from a social constructivism paradigm, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy within a transtheoretical model framework

  • Performed a battery of assessments to monitor and evaluate treatment outcomes, including the Brief Addiction Monitor-Revised      (BAM-R), Session Rating Scale (SRS), and Outcome Rating Scale (ORS)

  • Created individualized, solution-focused, and strength-based treatment plans for clients and their families

  • Collaborated across the continuum of care within a multidisciplinary treatment approach

  • Sustained systematic clinical documentation via HIPPA-compliant Electronic Health Record (EHR) software

FAMILY THERAPIST
THE LIVING SOLUTION

August 2019 - December 2019

  • Delivered best practices with efficacious treatment in family therapy and counseling at a high-end residential facility and leader in the treatment of co-occurring disorders

  • Practiced from a social constructivism paradigm, integrating structural family and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques within a Bowen family systems and transtheoretical model framework

  • Led therapeutic groups focusing on the Family Support Program and its principles of support, training, education, empowerment, and recovery (STEER)

  • Provided a robust recovery program for clients and their families, including a comprehensive family assessment, intensive family therapy, and transition to a lower level of care

  • Active in a collaborative and multidisciplinary treatment approach involving all levels and members across the continuum of care

  • Attentive and consistent communication with families, while maintaining fastidious clinical records in accord with all internal and external standards/policies

GROUP THERAPIST
THE LIVING SOLUTION

December 2016 - May 2017

  • Administered evidence-based treatment in group counseling at an addictions treatment center for men, while taking a multidisciplinary clinical approach in the provision of individually-based, tailored treatment

  • Approached treatment from a social constructivism paradigm, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy within a transtheoretical model framework

  • Facilitated process, therapy, experiential, and psychoeducational groups, while specializing in the treatment of alcoholism, substance/process addictions, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders

  • Utilized a variety of counseling and educational skills, including motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, 12-step-based treatment, mindfulness, wellness, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution

  • Participated in all clinical team meetings and collaborated with the entire staff to provide highly integrated, competent, and quality care

  • Maintained detailed and meticulous clinical documentation in adherence with all internal and external standards/policies

PRIMARY THERAPIST
MANDALA HEALING CENTER

October 2015 - January 2016

  • Delivered individual, group, and family counseling, while conducting evidence-based treatment interventions at a premier ASAM level 3.5 facility

  • Specialized in addiction treatment with an emphasis on programs designed for individuals suffering from alcoholism, substance/process addictions, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders

  • Satisfied rigorous internal and external standards regarding clinical documentation (intake evaluations, biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes)

  • Developed and implemented individualized and client-appropriate treatment plans for an average caseload of 8 to 10 clients and families

  • Applied skillful and fluent use of conflict resolution, relapse prevention, and crisis intervention, both from a counseling and didactic modality

  • Participated in daily, multidisciplinary case conferences and treatment plan reviews, while maintaining aftercare treatment plans for entire individual caseload

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ATLANTIC PEDIATRICS

October 2014 - October 2015

  • Managed the day-to-day information technology operations of a thriving private pediatric practice, along with the maintenance of patients’ information, health records, intakes, and appointments

  • Facilitated the insurance claims process, while sensitively and ethically coordinating the exchange of patients’ information in accordance with HIPPA privacy and security rules

MENTAL HEALTH INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM AND
INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES INTERN
MERIDIAN HEALTH

August 2013 - September 2014

  • Received clinical experience in group, individual, and family therapy, while providing counseling and psychoeducation to a diverse client population being treated for a variety of disorders and problems, including the following: adjustment disorders, co-occurring disorders, mentally ill chemical abusers (MICA), mood disorders, personality disorders, physical/sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, serious mental illness (SMI), substance abuse/dependence (SUD), and trauma

  • Trained in suicide risk assessment and crisis interventions, and gained expert knowledge in relapse prevention and post-hospitalization plans, including community resources and referrals

  • Conducted diagnostic interviews, biopsychosocial assessments, intake evaluations, progress notes, and process notes in both an inpatient and outpatient setting

  • Developed proficient skills in formulating individualized treatment plans and comprehensive case conceptualizations

  • Participated in weekly outpatient staff meetings and inpatient clinical review meetings, involving a collective analysis of program functions and individual clients’ progress

  • Participated in daily, multidisciplinary case conferences and treatment plan reviews, while maintaining appropriate aftercare treatment plans for entire individual caseload

COORDINATOR OF RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
THE SANCTUARY IN DELRAY BEACH

December 2011 - April 2013

  • Conducted intake evaluations and weekly client progress reports, while offering counseling interventions to residents of a clinically esteemed men’s sober living facility

  • Co-lead weekly interpersonal therapy groups, provided exclusively for residents and aftercare clients

  • Facilitated and helped to coordinate the residents’ daily scheduled activities, providing a healthy transition toward a more productive and balanced lifestyle with job/volunteer and community opportunities

  • Populations included clients suffering from substance abuse/dependence (SUD), mentally ill chemical abusers (MICA), serious mental illness (SMI), and co-occurring disorders, along with abuse and trauma

"Fear less in the journey of life by daring to live fearlessly."

© 2020 Scott L. Lipp, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH