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users with a sub-specialty of: Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Jill Richardson's picture

Cardiff University School of Medicine Psychiatry

humankind's picture

I was early in my medical schooling when I first heard of MCN. Access for underserved populations is a societal and cultural strength! I support MCN’s core mission.

migrante.campesino's picture

Bilingual English / Spanish read write and speak. Law Firm experience
Desktop, Laptop: computer windows, PowerPoint, data input.
Fund raising events and community organizing lectures presenter
Crisis Hotline Counselor Telephone (24 hour on call), cell phone, pager and multi-line phone systems
Substance Abuse Counselor, Intervention Specialist, Individual and Group Therapy / Facilitator, Corrections Prison Clearance Corrections/Detention/Prison Counselor-Case Manager, Grant Guidelines tracking and data input for program compliance, requirements for continued funding and evaluation audits.
Mast, Beck Inventory, SASSI, Evaluation and Screening process and clinical input
Referral case management link client/consumer to social services needed
Client / Consumer home visits, transport to service providers, state wide and out of state referral
Family intervention support services, community awareness, Motivational Interviewing, CRAFT, CBT, REBT
Treatment Plan, Discharge Plan and continuum of care
Progress Notes, billings hardcopy / computer entry
Follow Up services face to face, telephone contact and letter correspondence
Documentation on a daily basis/Crisis Intervention/Support, Evidence Based Practice

rmartinez's picture

I am health educator(Promotora) and I am working with a community of low income, and Migrants families.

jsblack's picture

Chair and professor of Counseling Psychology at Philadelphia Biblical University. Licensed Psychologist. My educational background is in clinical, community, and developmental psychology. I have been involved in various aspects of clinical practice in a private practice, group practice, para-church organization and serving as a therapist-pastor in a large evangelical church. I have also served as a clinincal supervisor; director of counseling and clinical care for a children's home. I have served as an Adjunct Professor at several Seminaries teaching graduate students various aspects of counseling and began directing the counselor education program at Philadelpia Biblical University in 2005.

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Israel Garcia, LMSW is NCCHCA’s new Migrant Health Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic States, providing regional training and technical assistance for Migrant and Community Health Centers. Israel has a Masters of Science in Social Work with concentration in social policy from Columbia University. Before joining the NCCHCA, Israel worked as a planning analyst for the New York City Government. Simultanesuly he also run the Mexican Educational Foundation of New York, Inc., an organization that promotes higher education among first generation HS student immigrants. In addition to his planning and policy analysis experience, Israel also has extensive experience in family and individual therapy. Israel has a unique first hand experience related to the multiple challenges faced by the Latino immigrant community as he is an immigrant from Mexico himself.

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Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA

Dr. Teresa Chapa is the Senior Mental Health Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health. Her current areas of focus and development include the integration of mental health into overall healthcare, building a minority mental health pipeline and the state of Hispanic mental healthcare.

From 2007 until recently, she was awarded an Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment (IPA) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Mental Health America, where her principal focus was behavioral health disparities for racial and ethnic minority and other underserved populations.

Dr. Chapa served as Director of Policy and Data for the Office of Minority Health where she led the way for making Minority Mental Health a part of the overall health and health disparities agenda. She authored a policy brief titled: Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and brought key issues and recommendations to the attention of the HHS Office of the Secretary. She worked as a Federal coordinator and facilitator for the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Women’s Mental Health, and continues to represent the Office of Minority Health as the Federal Partner for the Mental Health Transformation and other targeted committees.

Prior to joining the Office of Minority Health, Dr. Chapa held several leadership positions within HHS including serving as the first Chief of the Office of Extramural Research for the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities the National Institutes of Health, and as Special Expert to the Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in areas of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and mental health disparities for minority and underrepresented populations. She created the first Center-wide advisory committee on CLC initiated, guided numerous minority mental health projects and grants, and assisted in the development of the Supplemental report of the Surgeon General, Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity.

Chapa has been the recipient of several awards, including the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Services for contributions made to the supplementary report of the Surgeon General, Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, and a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for her role in establishing a Latina Mental Health Demonstration Project on Suicide Prevention in California’s 38th District for representative Grace Napolitano.

Dr. Chapa began her career in mental health over 30 years ago as a nurse working in California community mental heath settings, later attaining a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, CA and a Master Degree in Public Administration from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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