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Christopher M. W.
Beth Court n
Clinical Management n
Program & Project Leadership n Therapist/Counselor
years’ experience working
in roles of clinical direction, crisis management and behavioral health
therapy in the areas of children and families, substance abuse, and
mental health issues.
Proven ability to progress
within both forprofit and nonprofit organizations by utilizing leadership,
organizational and technical abilities. Management of up to staff
members in some of the leading clinics in the area.
Numerous awards and grants
given based on improvements and sustainable program success.
Areas of Expertise
Collaboration of multifunctional teams n Budget creation/control n
Staff Development n Grant Writing
Program & Project Direction n Continuous Quality Improvement implementation n Regulatory
Community Outreach & Marketing n MultiSite Coordination n
Assessment and highlevel decision making
Case Western Reserve University,
Master of Science n Social Administration, Concentration in
Mental Health n
Wilmington College, Wilmington,
Bachelor of Arts n
East Indiana Treatment Center CRC
Health Group, Lawrenceburg, IN
of the country’s nd largest methadone clinic which serves
over patients daily. Oversight of medical and clinical
associates. Responsible for community outreach, marketing, and
Successful creation and
control of $ million annual budget. Successfully negotiated lower
rates with vendors to come in under budget.
Created and instituted quality
assurance and improvement standards for first time in organization’s
Accomplished state recertification
under harsh new rules thus preventing large fines. Renewed CARF
Conducted research in conjunction
with the University of Cincinnati for innovation ways to address opiate
Asked to provide a radio
interview on Methadone.
Centerpoint Health affiliated with
Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
Child & Family Outpatient Manager – f/t
Management of staff
members at five different sites for the Child & Family Outpatient
department. Developed quality improvement measures for all three
cluster programs. Created and coordinated Community Crisis Response
Teams and assigned therapists when/where needed. Maintained $ million
annual budget which came in under budget each year.
Increased utilization by
% and % from FY ’ to FY ’.
Appointed to the Affiliation
Executive CQI Team which monitored CQI activities for all programs at
Talbert House and Centerpoint Health.
As a result of a grant awarded
from the Healthcare Foundation, primary health care and behavioral healthcare
were integrated at two agency sites in collaboration with the HealthCare
Increased submission and
improvement rates of the Ohio Consumer Outcomes Ohio Scales by %
and % in programs managed. This enabled the agency to receive
$, in incentive funds from the mental health board.
Took a lead role in achieving
agency’s first CARF Certification.
Won spot on annual Leadership
Team – Affiliation Wide.
Commonwealth Substance Abuse Specialists,
DUI Assessor present
Provided state required
assessments for DUI offenders and made referrals to appropriate levels
of care. Conducted ongoing weekly group counseling on an as needed
Reading Youth Services, Reading,
and lead a hour psychoeducational program for low risk adolescent
drug/alcohol offenders. Enhanced learning through visual aids,
guest speakers, activities, lecture and small group discussions.
Hired, trained and supervised assistant facilitators. Provided
education and referral for parents on the specific impact of drugs and/or
alcohol on their children.
Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
Project PASS Supervisor f/t
Managed and developed
a team of schoolbased therapists, case managers, and mental health/substance
abuse prevention specialists in twelve Hamilton County schools. Ensured
medical necessity of all services provided by reviewing all clinical
work for accuracy and clinical appropriateness. Created program
procedures, policies and forms relevant to accrediting bodies.
Cultivated relationships with school psychologists and principals in
order to market and develop the program. Site safety officer.
Increased school participation
from to schools.
Raised $, in donations
each year for the Summer Program for Youth.
Utilized Lean/Six Sigma
concepts to streamline Continuous Quality Improvement activities –
Awarded the highest competency
score on annual evaluation in our service cluster.
Lead role in successful
CARF & ODMH Certifications on first attempt.
Member of suicide workgroup
which determined suicide protocols for adolescents – Affiliation wide.
Featured in annual Agency
Magazine for work in coordinating School Crisis Team.
Life Management Systems, Cincinnati,
Employee Assistant Program EAP therapy to individuals, couples, and
families with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Family Service, Cincinnati,
Clinical Social Worker II f/t
and substance abuse treatment to clients of varying backgrounds in individual,
couples, families and group formats at the outpatient clinic and an
offsite clinic. Led substance abuse, anger management, and divorce
education groups. Was oncall and provided emergency clinical
intervention services as needed.
CoChair of Substance Abuse
Service Team – reviewed all agency substance abuse cases. Lead
role in successful ODMH certification.
Praised by HCMHRSB auditors
for thoroughness of clinical documentation for anger management groups.
Served on the Quality Assurance
Created a Resource Library
for agency clinicians to access for educational purposes and to inform/impact
Icarius LTD, formerly The
Center of Warren/Clinton Counties, Cincinnati, OH
Driver Intervention Counselor p/t
Completed DUI assessments,
provided group counseling and made recommendations for appropriate levels
of followup care for court ordered DUI offenders.
Hopewell Behavioral Healthcare Systems,
assessments/authorizations to determine level of crisis treatment need
versus availability while coordinating staff psychiatrist and nurses
to provide such care. Dispensed formal and informal therapeutic
contacts with clients in a five bed, inpatient crisis stabilization
unit. Assisted clients with Adult Daily Living Skills. Answered
The Center of Warren/Clinton Counties
formerly Clinton Community Counseling Center, Wilmington, OH
Sr. Case Manager
Maintained an active
caseload of Severely Mentally Disabled SMD adults. Matched community
resources with client needs. Worked in multidisciplinary inter
and intraagency treatment teams to advocate for client interests.
Supported recovery through education, recreation and vocation.
Coordinated treatment, discharge and followup treatment for state mental
health hospital residents by completing diagnostic assessments and determining
need for psychiatric referral.
Promoted to Team Leader
and assigned administrative tasks.
Agency Representative for
United Way. Coordinated successful doortodoor campaign and education
for “Kids Mental Health Yes!” Levy.
Provided linkage, referral
and advocacy for SMD adults to private and governmental agencies.
Coordinated and assisted in crisis intervention and stabilization.
Formal and informal community support activities were developed on behalf
of clients served.
People Advocating Recovery,
Board Member present
Elected to help remove
the stigma and discrimination of people in longterm recovery in Kentucky.
Currently serving on the legislative committee.
Dearborn County Citizens Against
Substance Abuse CASA, Lawrenceburg, IN
with police, schools, local communities, and social service agencies
to enhance public awareness of the dangers of substance use and abuse.
Invited to write an article on the stigma of Methadone treatment in
a local paper.
United Way Speakers Bureau,
Selected to speak at
various venues on behalf of the charitable organization by educating
attendees on the activities and objectives of the United Way.
selected for international
recognition as a subject matter expert
sme in and by ic&rc
harmon o. degraff graduate
assisted in research
that eventually led to a professional paper published in justice quarterly
Department of Psychology
outstanding student award
Awarded FourYear Army
Nominated to the US
Naval Academy by Congressman Paul Gilmore
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