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					                  CHRISTINA L. ZIMMERMAN, LPC, ATR, CADCI
                                     www.chrissyzimmerman.com
                                         phone: 971-221-8820
                                  chrissy.zimmerman.lpc@gmail.com

Therapeutic Philosophy
   To help clients establish realistic goals using art therapy interventions as an avenue for expression and
    exploration. With art, there is an opportunity to process, organize and reshape feelings and thoughts into a
    visual language from which we can work together to find the underlying needs. Creative expression also
    helps illustrate how one relates to the materials and to the art process reflects their interactions with life
    and relationships.

Education & Certifications
B. A., PSYCHOLOGY                                                                                   5/2001
         Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
M. A., ART THERAPY & COUNSELING                                                                     6/2005
         Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
ADDICTION COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION BOARD OF OREGON                                                  12/2006
         Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1 -Cert.No. 06-11-70 CADCI
ART THERAPY CREDENTIALS BOARD, INC.                                                                 4/2008
         Certified Art Therapist -Registration # 08-078             ATR
OREGON BOARD OF LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS & THERAPISTS                                      10/2009
         Professional Counselor License # C2376                     LPC

Professional Experience
ART THERAPIST                                                                             4/2011—PRESENT
     Clinical Private Practice, Portland, OR
 Serve adults, couples, families and children dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss,
  addiction, recovery, and trauma by providing ongoing counseling and art therapy.
 Conduct mental health assessments for clients to develop treatment plans while working with other service
  providers in determining appropriate psychosocial interventions
 Integrate theoretical approaches to treatment including Cognitive-Behavioral, DBT, Gestalt, Systems
  Theory, Solution Focused and Art Therapy.
 Attend and participate in group consultation and clinical art therapy supervision groups.

MENTAL HEALTH CHILD & FAMILY THERAPIST                                                   8/2008—PRESENT
    Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc., Portland, OR
 Facilitate individual, group, couple, family and multifamily art and play therapy sessions
 Complete written diagnostic assessments and impressions, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge
  summaries and other documentation as required for intake and assessments.
 Participate in multi-disciplinary clinic staffing and meetings as needed and provide direct services to
  children and families within the Mental Health and Nak-Nu-Wit Programs at NARA Northwest, Inc.
 Serve as a consultant and liaison with referral sources and treatment providers.
 Attend and participate in weekly individual and group clinical mental health supervision.

FAMILY THERAPIST & CASE MANAGER                                                          9/2004-5/2008
      Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services (NBHS), Gladstone, OR
 Facilitated art therapy session with families and individuals and set treatment goals to improve family
  relationships, shape accountability and develop safe boundaries and assertive communication.
 Lead weekly Parent Education Groups for current participants in the program.
 Served as a liaison between the program and numerous contract care providers to organize case
  management and follow-up care for a caseload of up to 10 clients (and with rolling admissions).
 Conducted clinical utilization reviews with insurance providers and maintain written records of therapeutic
  obstacles and progress.
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   Lead art therapy groups each week with adolescents, focusing on mental-health issues, stages of change,
    relapse prevention planning, assertive communication skills, boundaries, accountability and self-
    awareness.
   Utilized Stages of Change, ASAM, Disease Model as well as Smart Recovery and the 12 Steps in order to
    also provide Chemical Dependence counseling, Relapse Prevention planning and setting up Community-
    Based Treatment for aftercare.
   Participated in weekly Clinical Supervision meetings.
   Coordinated treatment team meetings to discuss progress and methodology for working individually with
    each client.

ART THERAPY FIELDWORK INTERN                                                                 9/2003-6/2004
      DePaul Treatment Center, Portland, OR
 Structured creative and learning activities for the male floor of the residential, dual-diagnosis treatment
  facility.
 Facilitated art groups that offered structure and safety for the clients to increase self-esteem, self-
  expression, interpersonal skills and to enhance self-soothing.

YOUTH COUNSELOR                                                                        9/2001-7/2004
     Janus Youth Programs, Vancouver, WA
 Coordinated with DHS, state police, and counselors to provide respite care and outreach services to youth
  and families.
 Conducted expressive activities and practiced life skills with the youth.

Professional Memberships
   American Art Therapy Association – AATA
   Art Therapy Alliance
   Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon - ACCBO

Trainings and Professional Development
   Child Trauma Academy Training with Dr.Bruce Perry -Ongoing
   Intimate Partner Violence (NASW), 3/2011
   Mindfulness in Therapy (Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling), 11/2010
   Flexibility Sequential Play Therapy for Treating Traumatized Children (The Northwest Center for Play
    Therapy Studies at George Fox), 6/2010
   Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Janet Martin LPC National Board for
    Certified Counselors), 4/2010
   Dialectical Behavior Therapy Theory and Practical Tools for Clinicians (presented by Dr.Pat Moran and
    approved by NASW), 9/2010
   Honoring Children, Mending the Circle Training in the Cultural Adaptation of Trauma Focused Cognitive
    Behavioral Therapy (presented by Delores Subia BigFoot, Ph.D of the University of Oklahoma Indian
    Country Child Trauma Center), 3/2009
   Strategies for Supporting Families with Mental Health Issues and Understanding Play Therapy (presented
    by Redmond Reams Ph.D at the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families & Community),
    6/2009
   Positive Indian Parenting (ICW Training Institute and National Indian Child Welfare Association), 8/ 2009
   Parents as Teachers Program; Prenatal to 3 Years –Parent Educator Certified (PAT National Center, Inc.),
    12/2008
   Healthy Brain Development: Key Impacts and Interventions Conference (Lane County Health & Human
    Services and the Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Approved by ACCBO and NBCC), 10/2008
   Family Centered Services (ICW Training Institute and National Indian Child Welfare Association),
    10/2008




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