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Education:

 

 - December 2002

   M.F.A Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pa.

 

 - December 1999

   B.F.A., The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.

 

 - May 1996

   Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa.

   Pre-Professional Psychology

 

Experience:

 

 - Instructor weekend workshop, Tyler School of Art

Fall 2002. - Intermediate Jewelry - Lost Wax

Casting Class

 

 - Assistant to Faculty, Tyler School of Art

Fall 2002. Assisted sophomore jewelry class,  

lost wax casting

 

 - Assistant to Faculty, Tyler School of Art

Spring 2002. Assisted a Color in Metals  

jewelry class, which included skills such as,

photo etching, hydraulic press forming,

anodizing Ti and Ni, cold connection joining

methods, and enameling.    

 

 - Assistant to Faculty, Tyler School of Art

Spring 2001. Assisted sophomore jewelry class,

which includes lost wax casting, chain making,

anodizing Titanium and Niobium, and basic

bench skills.

 

 - Assistant to Faculty, Tyler School of Art

Fall 2000. Assisted Beginners jewelry class in

basic bench skills.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2002 - Annual Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

2001 - Digital Artist virtual Exhibition

2001 - Exhibition Splinter and Spark ,Trenton, N.J. 

2001 - Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

2000 - Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

1999 - B.F.A. Exhibition The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.

 

 

Awards and Memberships

 

- Achievement of academic excellence - The 

College of New Jersey

- Member of College Art Association

 

 

Publications

 

"The Siren" - The College of New Jersey

   

 

Skills

 

Bench- soldering, piercing, cold fabrications, lost wax casting, raising, anticlastic forming, hydraulic press forming, surface finishing, heat forming and vacuum forming plastic, anodizing Titanium and Niobium.

 

Computer- Rhino, Nugraf, Flamingo, Magics, Microsoft, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, L-View Pro,  image composing and manipulation, word processing.

 

 

Work Experience Psychology:

 

1997 - present Penndel Mental Health Center - Penndel, Pa.

Therapist Acute Partial Hospital program within a partial Hospital program-  Main Center

           Provided direct therapeutic services, including individual counseling, and a variety of group therapies in an intensive acute Partial Hospital Setting. Functions as a member of a clinical team, maintaining clinical documentation for a primary caseload including daily progress notes, periodic treatment plans, discharge/transfer summaries, and intake assessments.  Assists psychiatrics with medication monitoring of Partial Hospital clients including educating clients as to following prescribed medication regimen. Communicates medication issues to psychiatrists and partial hospital staff. Acts as liaison to other agencies, when appropriate, to aide in establishing linkages to other services for clients.

 

19992000 Penndel Mental Health Center - Penndel, Pa

Social Rehab Co-coordinator  for MR  population - Rainbow House

           Instructed groups for Mental Health population and encouraged socialization as a part of treatment. Encouraged appropriate    means of interaction, expression, and the utilization of appropriate coping skills. Functioned as a member of a clinical team, maintaining clinical documentation for a primary caseload including daily progress notes, and periodic treatment plans.

 

19981999 Penndel Mental Health Center - Penndel, Pa

Therapeutic Art Specialist Main Center

       Instructed specialized groups for Partial Hospital program.

    Encouraged individuals to express and communicate in a therapeutic group setting. Introduced a variety of mediums and settings as a vehicle to encourage appropriate means of self expression and discussion

 

1996-1998 Penndel Mental Health - Elita house              

Residential Counselor for Adolescent Group Home Elita House

        Provided guidance, safety, and staff assistance: Responsible for administering medications, assembling daily reports, assisted in reaching clinical goals, supervising schedule activities, assisted in life skills development,  and organizing one on one therapeutic art activities. 

 

 

Certifications

 - Non-Violent Crisis Intervention