EDUCATION: Doctor of Social Work degree. University of Utah
Masters of Social Work degree. University of Utah
Bachelors of Social Work degree. Michigan State University
Diploma. Wasatch Academy. Mt Pleasant, Utah Certificates in various practices:
Spanish Literacy (Alfabetizacion); biofeedback/neurofeedback; substance abuse prevention; Neurolinguistic Programming; Core Belief Therapy; Regression Therapy; Thought Field Therapy Diagnostics (Trainer); domestic violence prevention; No Child Left Behind Parent Program; Nuevo Dia Family Therapy Prevention Programming, a best practices model; hypnotherapy; traumatology; compassion fatigue intervention; field traumatology/CISD; suicide prevention; mind/body therapies; Scenar biofeedback therapy; many different therapy modalities: RET, CBT, etc. Board Certified in Social Work and Biofeedback.. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:1-Fluent in Spanish with over 25 years bilingual and bicultural social work activity2- Administrative experience
as assistant director of social work at a 300 bed hospital and a Dept Director of a Latino social services agency.. Management of staff and staffing, team building, conflict resolution, problem solving, budgeting, program planning design and implementation, quality assurance measures and interface with multiple other departments and processes within the system and within the community. Successful grantsmanship: Took Latino agency dept from zero budget to one million dollars in 2 years 3-Poverty Work Developed inner city programs
for medical care & medicine, food, clothing, etc. Collaborated with multiple agencies to create workable linkages. Made good use of student interns and volunteers to maximize poverty intervention ideas, planning and implementation. (Many hands make light work.)4- Trauma-Crisis-Grief intervention
experience in ER, hospice, medical-surgical inpatient areas of hospital, prenatal clinic (Spanish) practice, community mental health and private practice
.5-Experienced in training undergraduate and graduate students
(25 years) in all aspects of social case work, group work, community organization, policy planning/implementation, administration, research and education.. 6-Computer capability
in word processing, spread sheets, graphics, database management (Access, FoxPro, SQL), Internet research, desktop publishing, website design, international email information linkages with professional newsgroups on various topics (business, finance, direct practice, clinical skills, research updates, etc).7-High level skills in identifying and creating linkages to support programs and clients
in community program planning and staffing, acquisition of resources, multitasking, and grass roots organizing
using various treatment modalities (brief therapy, cognitive behavioral and energy psychology).9-Experience in grant writing
and training in the grantsmanship process, developing linkages with funders, presenting important issues to enhance the asking processes, writing timely reports to detail the essential elements of the grant contracts.10-Experience in pilot program planning
, development, implementation and follow-up including outcome measures, reporting and budget monitoring.11-Cross-culturally trained and experienced
with Native Americans including Eskimos, Afro-Americans, Latinos and some of the Indigenous people of Peru and Mexico.EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER HISTORY:2006-Now (2010) Private practice psychotherapy
: Provide specialized treatment for clients with panic disorder, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. Specializing in treatment of trauma victims. Providing biofeedback to enhance treatment strategies and outcomes for clients with anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, Asperber's, migraine, pain, ADHD, etc. Marketing, contract development, business management, budgeting, research, outcome measures, quality assurance are included practice management tasks. 2005-2009 Bear River Mental Health. Psychotherapist
working with the severely persistently mentally ill. Providing assessments, treatment, crisis intervention and outreach wrap around services in coordination with case managers and treatment team members to enhance ability of clients to access resources and obtain a quality of life although chronically ill. 2001-2004 Centro de la Familia de Utah. Director of Humanitarian Services
. Provided oversight, budgeting, grantsmanship, programming and administration of Latino social services in urban and rural Utah. Conducted teams of social workers in implementation of crisis intervention, psychotherapy, education and family programs in Mt Pleasant, Moroni, Providence, Honeyville and Salt Lake City. Started the Humanitarian Services Dept with zero budget and moved it to nearly a million dollars funded through grantsmanship processes. Collaborated as part of the executive administration to enhance and improve all programs, budgets, funding and monitoring. Provided services to over 2000 clients in 2004 in all programs. 1980-Sept. 2001 McKay-Dee Hospital. Clinical social worker
in various departments as follows:
1996 to 2001 Women & Children's Dept
. McKay-Dee Hospital Liaison to Public Health Service Prenatal Clinic, (1996-1997) Midtown Community Health Center Prenatal clinics. Dee Elementary School Based Health Center PROJECT COORDINATOR-COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Provide clinical psychosocial assessments and intervention to mainly Spanish speaking women with the goal of preventing high risk pregnancy. Domestic violence, child abuse, severe poverty and access to medical care are primary issues requiring problem solving strategies, interventions and follow up. Therapy is provided for multiple clinical problems including depression, anxiety, abuse, abandonment and trauma. (Most direct practice work is done in Spanish). Similar interventions were provided at Dee School Based Health Center.1994 to 1996 IHC Home Care, Ut. Social Worker
. Provide in-home assessments, design strategies for problem resolution, implement interventions and complete follow up to assure quality outcomes. Provide case consultation to case managers. Provide brief therapy to staff for stress, anxiety and trauma related to difficult cases and vicarious traumatization such as death of patients.1980 to 1994 McKay-Dee Hospital. Utah. Medical-Surgical-Oncology Social Worker
. Implemented psychosocial problem solving and psychotherapy to improve adjustment and coping of patients and their families. Conducted comprehensive discharge planning case management to assure continuity of care and transfer to the appropriate levels of care. Was designated the Spanish speaking social worker. Acted as Assistant Director with responsibility to administer the multifaceted department of Social Management of staff and staffing, team building, conflict resolution, problem solving, budgeting, program planning design and implementation, quality assurance, productivity measures and interface with multiple other departments and processes within the system and within the community. 1981-1984 McKay-Dee Hospital, Utah. Psychiatric Crisis Worker.
Conducted psychiatric evaluations of acutely ill patients in the emergency department, determining suicidal risk, need for hospitalization, and/or referral to supportive outpatient programs and community resource agencies
.1986-1994 Social Work Departmental Computerization Consultant.
Obtained leading edge hardware and software to facilitate the computerization of the social work process of outcomes and productivity measures, quality assurance and acuity. Provided database management. Continued this at Home Care 1994 to 1997.1992-1995 & 2006-2009 Private psychotherapy and training practice:
Trauma Relief Training and Therapy Center. Focus on relieving depression, anxiety, phobias and traumas using multiple modalities including the brief and cognitive therapies, energy /mind-body approaches. Trained psychotherapists from various states.TEACHING HISTORY1980-2004 Clinical Field Instructor Weber State University Social Work Dept and
of Social Work, University of Utah
1997-2001 Taught prenatal classes in Spanish to promote healthy pregnancies
2001 Taught CISD combination and trauma intervention protocols;
compassion fatigue and field traumatology curriculum to New York therapists involved in
911 response as part of Green Cross Traumatology Teams (Spanish speaking)
1989-1993 Clinical Field Instructor Idaho State University, University of Wyoming,
Laramie. Students assigned to Ogden for their field training.
1993-1998 Teaching Training Workshops on Thought Field Therapy
groups of Clinicians in the USA & Mexico (Utah-Nev-Idaho-Wyo-Oregon-Arizona, Alaska, Georgia, etc)
. 1980-1990 Taught psychosocial aspects of illness
including the dynamic effects of grief,
separation and loss. Students are from WSU Nursing programs
1987 Taught Medical Social Work - Weber State University, Social Work Dpt
1988-1992 Taught psychosocial aspects of diabetes
for individuals & families at the
McKay-Dee Diabetes Program.
1987 Organized Ogden branch of AIDS Project Utah
and initiated ongoing support
groups for patients and families.
1974-1976 Taught individuals, families, medical professionals & health
various aspects of health risk avoidance, behavior modification,
preventive intervention related to sanitation, nutrition, illness avoidance. Taught
Community Organization to implement broad based interagency and cross-cultural
networking (at the city-county-State and national levels) between various levels of
government in several cities in Peru, SA. (Peru is 3 times the size of California)
1976 Taught Spanish to English speakers and taught English to native
Spanish speakers. Elko Community College. Wendover Adult Education Program
1976 Taught Native American and Mexican children
at Wendover Elementary
School as a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish & Goshute) tutor.PUBLICATIONS1976-1978 Published numerous freelance,
feature and stringer articles in the Salt Lake
Tribune, Tooele Valley Bulletin, and Wendover News
1980 Alaskan Native American Drop-out Self-Esteem and Sociocultural Factors.
Master's Thesis coauthored by Nancy Fujimoto, MSW.
1988 Computer Assisted Instruction in Social Work. Doctoral Dissertation.
1989 Computer User's in Human Services Journal. Review of MedSwis
a case management and productivity measures program in social work
1998 Nutritional Strategies for Physical & Mental Health
manuscript. Coauthored by Biochemist, Francis Ming Lai, PhD.
1998 Learning Things I Never Wanted to Know
. Unpublished manuscript recounting
stories of medical social work
1995 Getting Connected.
Article on how to get on the Internet/World Wide Web
for December, Thought Field Therapy Newsletter
1997 Computer User's in Human Services Journal. Review of MedSwis
Version, a case management & productivity measures
program in social work. (Hawthorne Press. December)
2002 Medical Applications of Energy Psychology,
a chapter in the edited book,
Applications of Energy Psychology. Norton: New York.
2002 Six Trauma Imprints Encourtered in 911 Survivors
E-Traumatology Journal (Mar)
Successful Treatment of Occulogyric Crisis using pRoshi.
.Roshi Journal (Aug)VOLUNTEERING, MEMBERSHIPS, FOUNDATION BOARDS1997-2001 Governing Executive Board member of Centro de la Familia
(Hispanic Social Services/Education and Migrant Programs)
1996-1997 State of Utah Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
(Trauma debriefing for Police/Firemen, etc)
1980-2009 National Association of Social Workers
1995-2007 Green Cross, International Trauma Incident Response Team (Florida
State University) Volunteered as Spanish speaking field traumatologist and compassion
fatigue trainer in NewYork in 2001. Directed the logistics of placing multinational teams
from Mexico, USA, Australia, Europe and South America into Sri Lanka in 2004-05 in
response to the tsunami victims
1995 Foster Parent; Foster Parent Association of Ogden
1989-1996 TimeLine Therapy Association
1982-1986 Multiple Sclerosis Society. Board member and Consultant
1983-1985 Lupus Group. Board member and social work consultant1982-1985 American Cancer Society. Board member and social work
consultant. Group leader of CanSurmount patient program
1989-1991 Utah Society of Clinical Hypnosis
1986 Member Alpha Delta Mu, Social Work Honor Society. WSU.
1981-1988 Member FOG, First Osborne User's Group, computer group
1960-1997 Member American Legion Auxiliary
1981-2008 Member Utah Old Time Fiddlers
1990 President Utah Old Time Fiddlers Pioneer Chapter (3 months)
1983-1990 Director Ogden Canyon String Band (1930s & 40s Jazz/Swing)
1984-1989 Member Ogden Elks & Ogden Eagles
2000-2010 Director of Music Ensemble: Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and CountryAWARDS 2001 Appreciation Award for 20 years service as a clinical field instructor for the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work
2002 Arthur Beeley Lecture Award: Selected by the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Utah to present this lecture: “Trauma Work at the World Trade Centers”
1987 World Class Field Instructor Trophy. Awarded by WSU & University of Utah practicum students
1981 to 1987.
1986 Social Worker of the Year. Northern Utah Branch of The National Association of Social Workers
1967 All Around Girl Athlete of the Year. Wasatch Academy.REFERENCESAnn Waters Clark, RN, LPC, LSAC Deola Perry, RN, MSW, PhD
Crystal Cocoon Center for Wellness Crisis Worker - Emergency Dept
5582 South 1750 East McKay-Dee Hospital (former Home Care Supervisor)
South Utah 84403 4242 Harrison
801-475-8885 Utah 84409
801-627-2800 Graciela Italiano Thomas, PhD, CEO
Claudia Price , RN, BS
Centro de la Familia-Salt Lake City, Utah Clinic Manager- HealthDept
% 323 5th St E #202 Utah 84403
Los Angeles, CA 90013 801-399-8161 (213) 489-1233
Terry Kane, RN, MBA, CEO
Dixie Regional Hospital
1380 East Medical Center Dr
St George, Utah 84790