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									                                             RICHARD PEÑA
                   Address: Irvine, California 92620  Phone: 949.254.3924  Email:

                                                     SOCIAL WORKER
                                                Area of Focus: Healthcare Industry
                                             QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Highly motivated, compassionate, and versatile professional, equipped with exceptional leadership capabilities complemented
with comprehensive experience and strong educational foundation in social work within the healthcare and mental heath
industry. Highly adept at working within a variety of settings including in a hospital or clinical environment. Equipped with
strong consultative and investigative skills; capable of evaluating and reporting abuse cases as well as in providing therapy and
treatment planning. Experienced with providing care and counseling to patients of all ages experiencing grief and loss and those
in crisis. Accustomed to collaborating with diverse levels of individuals including patients with mental health conditions,
families and children, patients experiencing grief and loss, domestic abuse and dealing with chemical dependency issues.
                                                 AREAS     OF   EXPERTISE
               Crisis and Case Management                                                    Treatment planning
         Biopsychosocial and Multiaxial Assessment                                          Addiction counseling
                       Palliative Care                                                 Child and Elder abuse reporting
                 Grief and Loss counseling                                           Motivational Interviewing techniques
                                University of Southern California (USC)  Los Angeles, CA
                          BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY  Whittier College  Whittier, CA
       LAW ENFORCEMENT: POST LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION  California Highway Patrol Academy  Sacramento, CA
                                               RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
         SOCIAL WORK INTERN  University of California Irvine Medical Center—Trauma Unit, Orange, CA  2011–2012
        Led and directed ongoing crisis management activities including crisis intervention, notification of next-of-kin,
         emotional support, comfort for patients experiencing trauma, and care for patients and their families.
        Directly oversaw psychosocial assessments and continuously monitored patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
        Performed expert patient evaluations, taking consideration of elder abuse and child abuse; and created comprehensive
         reports as necessary.
        Rendered significant contribution in discharge planning and placement activities.
        Acquired experience by working within the Burn Unit and took part in the daily rounds in the Trauma Department.
               SOCIAL WORK INTERN  Mental Health Association of Orange County  Santa Ana, CA  2010–2011
        Facilitated individual and group psychotherapy sessions for people recovering from drug addiction and mental illness
        Authored detailed Problem, Intervention, Plan (PIP) and Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan (SOAP) notes for
         Medicare patients.
        Implemented an 18-week curriculum and presided over group therapy sessions to process depression and improve
         self-esteem and critical thinking skills.
        Adeptly handled patient’s biopsychosocial assessments and provided input to treatment plans.
                                                     OTHER EXPERIENCE
    CAPTAIN  California Highway Patrol (CHP) 31-year career working in  Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, CA
                                           PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
                                        Member, National Association of Social Workers
                                        Member, Orthogonian Society (Whittier College)
                                             Member, USC Alumni Association
                                           Member, USC Phi Alpha Honor Society
                                        Volunteer, Recreation Camp “Kitchen Angels”
                                              Volunteer, Huntington’s disease
                                           Volunteer, YMCA Big Brother program
                                            AWARDS       AND    RECOGNITION
                          Orange County Board of Supervisors’ Resolution for Community Service
                               California State Senate Resolution for Community Service, 2010
                           CHP Commissioner’s Commendation for Internal Investigations, 1994
                        CHP Division Chief’s Commendations for Internal investigations, 1995 | 2000
                    CHP Division Chief’s Commendation for Officer Involved Shooting Investigations, 2000
                                  San Gabriel Valley Police Officer of the Year Award, 1984

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