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© 2019 Scott L. Lipp, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

CLINICAL AND TREATMENT-RELATED EXPERIENCE

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

 

FAMILY THERAPIST
LIFESKILLS SOUTH FLORIDA

August 2019 - Present

  • Delivering 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

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

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

  • Providing 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

  • Provided 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 including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

  • 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 appropriate 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

TEACHING AND SUPERVSION EXPERIENCE

“Tell me and I forget; teach me and I remember; involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin —

 

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

August 2019 - Present

  • Teaching Issues in Mental Health Counseling Practice (MHS 6701), a graduate course in the Department of Counselor Education, examining the profession of mental health counseling, including its history, identity, roles, and trends

  • Revising the curriculum and syllabus to meet current professional practice standards

  • Developing and administering all examinations, assignments, and in-class lectures

  • Monitoring and evaluating all of the course examinations and assignments according to rubrics designed for each of the assessments

  • Maintaining an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

May 2019 - August 2019

  • Taught Career and Lifespan Development (SDS 3340), an undergraduate course averaging 40 students per semester, covering the theory and practical application of career and lifespan development skills

  • Revised the curriculum and syllabus to meet accreditation standards

  • Developed all online examinations, assignments, and discussion boards via the online distance learning platform, Canvas

  • Monitored and evaluated all of the course examinations and assignments according to rubrics designed for each of the assessments

  • Maintained an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

INSTRUCTOR, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

May 2018 - May 2019

  • Taught Career and Lifespan Development (SDS 3340), an undergraduate course averaging 40 students per semester, covering the theory and practical application of career and lifespan development skills

  • Revised the course and syllabus to meet accreditation standards

  • Developed all online examinations, assignments, and discussion boards via the online distance learning platform, Canvas

  • Monitored and evaluated all of the course examinations and assignments according to rubrics designed for each of the assessments

  • Maintained an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

INSTRUCTOR, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2018 - May 2018

  • Taught Interpersonal Communication (SDS 4410), an undergraduate course averaging 40 students per semester, covering the theory and application of interpersonal communication skills

  • Developed and designed the course and syllabus according to the three C’s (Content; Critical Thinking; Communication) of the State Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Created all online examinations, assignments, and discussion boards via the online distance learning platform, Canvas

  • Monitored and evaluated all of the course examinations and assignments according to rubrics designed for each of the assessments

  • Maintained an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

GRADUATE CONSULTANT, GRADUATE COLLEGE
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2018 - May 2018

  • Initiated a first-time collaboration between the Graduate College and the Department of Counselor Education in support of graduate students’ academic, professional, and personal achievement

  • Conducted in-person, individual consultation and advisory services to a diverse group of graduate students and their concerns (e.g., degree-related difficulties, time management problems, school-work-life balance struggles, etc.)

  • Provided brief, solution-focused interventions specifically targeted toward graduate students with degree completion issues and problems

  • Utilized the evidence-based, interpersonal counseling approach of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) to facilitate in the interpretation and remediation process

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2016 - December 2017

  • Assisted faculty in the instruction, supervision, guidance, and grading of masters-level counseling students

  • Developed and created counseling skills case exemplars, while providing formative feedback and individual coaching on the case conceptualizations and simulated counseling techniques of masters-level counseling students

  • Provided deliberate practice coaching to masters-level counseling students in order to monitor their progress, competence, and skill acquisition in case conceptualization

  • Developed and drafted transcriptions of a complete diagnostic evaluation interview and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) intervention for a specified client presentation

  • Planned and recorded (DVD format) a standardized diagnostic evaluation interview and CBASP intervention, playing both the roles of counselor and client

  • Drafted and prepared the exit exam scoring sheet and rubric for the master’s program

  • Participated as a standardized client (specified presentation) and rater in the exit exams of counselor trainees for both the Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6800) and Internship in Counseling (MHS 6830)

  • Engaged in weekly face-to-face supervision meetings and adhered to supervisors’ instructional methods for assessment and classroom dynamics

  • Courses included the following: Psychopathology in Counseling (MHS 6070); Counseling Theories and Techniques (MHS 6401); Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6800); Advanced Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6801); Internship in Counseling (MHS 6830)

  • Supervisors included the following: Len T. Sperry, MD, Ph.D.; Jon Sperry, Ph.D.; Christina Ladd, Ph.D.; George Stoupas, Ph.D.