Richard Pena is a highly motivated, compassionate, and versatile crisis management professional, equipped with exceptional leadership capabilities complemented with comprehensive experience and strong educational foundation in social work within the healthcare and mental heath industry.
RICHARD PEÑA Address: Irvine, California 92620 Phone: 949.254.3924 Email: email@example.com 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 EDUCATION MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW), WITH CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH (GPA 3.7 | Phi Alpha Honor Society) 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 concurrently. 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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