Curriculum Vitae

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Employment Experience

Care Consultation & Mediation (Private Practice)
Joan McGinnis, MSW · Edmonds · WA 11/06 – Present

Director of Care Consultation
Elderhealth Northwest · Seattle, WA · 4/01 – 11/06

Service to elders and the disabled. Consult and problem solve for individuals and families. Provide comprehensive psychosocial evaluations. Develop and implement personalized care plans. Provide information and coordinate community services. Advise, plan, and arrange for alternative housing.

Geriatric Mental Health Specialist
PSE · Bellevue, WA · 9/99 – 6/00

Provide psychotherapy to nursing home residents and consultation on behavioral issues to nursing and social work staff.

Medical Social Worker
Providence Homecare · Seattle, WA · 4/92 – 4/99

Psychosocial assessment of patients in their homes. Provided counseling to patients and families, assisted with access to resources and with planning to meet care needs. Developed patient treatment plans in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team. Liaison with community agencies. As Clinical Specialist (3/94 – 4/96), I provided consultation and in-service training to home care social workers and other disciplines. Organized trainings and oriented new social workers.

Adult Development Consultants
Everett, WA · 3/88 – 6/91

Consultation, lecture series, and workshops on issues of adult development, for nursing homes, community colleges, nonprofit agencies, and for profit companies.

Geriatric Therapist
Lynnwood, WA · 5/86 – 12/90

Consultation and in-service education to nursing home staff. Psychosocial and multi-disciplinary assessments, and individual and group therapy to nursing home residents. Outpatient counseling of older adults.

Geriatric Program Coordinator
Peninsula Counseling · Port Angeles, WA · 6/84 – 8/85

Planned, implemented, and supervised mental health program serving older adults. Provided consultation and educational services to professional agencies and community groups. Supervised and trained staff. Provided in home and outpatient psycho-social assessments and treatment to older adults.

Program Director/Acting Executive Director
Marin Lodge Woodacre, CA · 10/79 – 4/84

Marin Lodge was a residential center for adults suffering from serious mental illness, often, schizophrenia. The program included education and counseling on relationship issues, and vocational rehabilitation and training. Duties included supervision of 30 staff members, administrative and clinical supervision for day, residential and vocational rehabilitation programs. In charge of client admissions, hiring and scheduling of personnel, clinical and personnel record keeping. Planned and supervised in-service training of staff.

As Acting Director (9/83 – 1/84), I performed all duties of program director with added administrative responsibilities of budget planning, maintaining state quality standards, and meeting with state officials.

Psychiatric Social Worker
Martinez County Hospital · Martinez, CA · 10/77 – 1978

Provided individual, family, and group therapy for mentally ill adults in an inpatient setting. Responsibilities included crisis intervention and screening of patients.

Research Assistant
Institute for Scientific Analysis · Berkeley, CA · 6/77 – 10/77

Investigated Title 20 regarding shelter care facilities for developmentally disabled adults. Attended community meetings, interviewed professionals, and compiled reports.

Psychiatric Social Worker
East Bay Family Service · Oakland, CA · 10/76 – 6/77

Provided psychotherapy on an outpatient basis to individuals, couples, children and their parents.

Lawrence County Child Welfare Services
New Castle, PA · 8/73 – 8/75

Caseload of 40 – 50 adopted, foster, and institutionalized children. Provided counseling and crisis intervention to children and their families. Worked with local and state agencies, and participated in court hearings.

Education & Credentials

MSW · University of California, Berkeley · 6/78

BA · Social Welfare · Penn State University · Phi Beta Kappa · 1975

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker · Washington · 1989

Geriatric Mental Health Specialist · Washington · 1987

Licensed Clinical Social Worker · California · 1983

Member, Aging Life Care Association

Member, National Association of Social Workers

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