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  1. 1. JENNIFER GOMEZ Email:jgomez@alumni.uwo.caPhone:647.982.8067 LinkedIn:ca.linkedin.com/in/jenniferpgomez ProfessionalAffiliations:CanadianCounsellingandPsychotherapyAssociation(CCPA)&International SocietyfortheStudyofSelf-Injury(ISSS) SKILL SET Counselling(bothindividualandgroupformats),assessment,casemanagement,advocacy KnowledgeofNarrative,Problem-Solving,Humanistic,andCBTtreatmentmodalities Excellentinterpersonal,communication(bothverbalandwritten),andpublicspeakingskills Strongunderstandingofthesocialdeterminantsofhealthandtheirimpact CPI,CPR/AED,FirstAid,andsafeTalkcertified EDUCATION MasterofArts,CounsellingPsychology Sep2012Jun2014 TheUniversityofWesternOntario,LondonON BachelorofArts,HonorsPsychology Sep2005Apr2011 TheUniversityofWesternOntario,LondonON PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE OnCall/ContractCounsellor ChildrensMentalHealthOntario(CMHO),TorontoONFeb2015-* CounsellorandclinicalsupportforCMHOsYouthActionCommitteemeetings Responsibilitiesinclude:Ensuringsafetyandsecurityofyouththroughoutthedurationofcommittee meetings,support/counsel/deescalateyouthduringmomentsofcrisesanddistress,monitormental wellnessofyouthcommitteemembersandfosterapositiveandinclusiveenvironment ClinicalResearchProjectAssistant Jul2013-* TheHospitalforSickChildrenDepartmentofPsychiatry,TorontoON Withinthisrole,IamapartofboththeclinicalandresearchteamintheAmbulatoryClinic Co-facilitationofCognitiveBehaviouralTherapyanxietytreatmentgroupsforchildrenandparents Completionofamanualizedtreatmentprogramforsuicidalyouthandtheirfamilies(SAFETY Program) ResponsibleforresearchconductedwithintheAmbulatoryClinic,suchasaProvince-widestudy titledTheProvinceofOntarioNeurodevelopmentDisordersNetworkStudy(POND).PONDisanin- depthexaminationoftheformationandtreatmentofdisorderssuchasObsessiveCompulsive Disorder,AttentionDeficitHyperactivityDisorder,AutismSpectrumDisorder,IntellectualDisability, TicDisorders/Tourettes,andAnxiety Obtaininginformedconsentfromchildren/youth/families,administeringpsychologicalassessment measuressuchastheChildrensDepressionInventoryandMultidimensionalAnxietyScalefor Children,administeringcognitivetasks,collectinggeneticinformation,communicatingwithfamilies regardingparticipationinresearch,submissionofprotocols/applicationstoResearchEthics
  2. 2. CounsellingIntern Sep2013Apr2014 CentennialCollege,TorontoON Providedindividual,group,andcareercounsellingtoyouthandadultsenrolledatCentennialCollege Provided counselling and guidance to students on issues such as abuse/violence, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, relationship issues, career path decisions, personal crises, learning/studyskills,andhomelessness Supported and guided students through difficult circumstances with an emphasis on strengths, resilience, coping, expressing emotion, and self-discovery through self-disclosure and personal reflection MentalHealthWorker(ResidentialTreatmentCentre)Oct2012Jul2013 CanadianMentalHealthAssociation(CMHA),LondonON FromwithinaDialecticalBehaviourTherapy(DBT)framework,assistedindividualswithpsychiatric diagnosesatriskforhospitalizationtomanagetheirillness,developbasiclivingskills,andbeginto rebuildmeaningandpurposeintheirlives(withinaresidentialsetting) Providededucationandemotionalsupportforclients,assistedclientsinworkingtowards independencewithday-to-dayactivesandmedication,ranPsychoeducationalandleisuregroupsfor clientsinordertoassistwithre-integrationintothecommunity ResidentialCareWorker Aug2011Aug2012 SalvationArmyHomesteadAddictionServices,TorontoON Provideddailycareandsupportforwomenrecoveringfromsubstanceabusewithinaresidential treatmentsetting Assistedwomenthroughpersonalandgroupcounselling,behaviourmodification, Psychoeducationalprogramming,andhealthylivingstrategies Utilizedcrisisintervention/liaison/advocacy/communicationskillsandassistedwomeninmoving forwardwiththeirlivesandexperiencingrecoveryinmind,body,andspirit WomensHostelSupportWorker Sep2010Apr2011 SalvationArmyCentreofHope,LondonON Providedsupportforwomeninneedofemergencyshelter,womenfleeingviolence,andwomenon probation/courtorderedresidency Responsibilities:intakeandassessment,referralsforadvocacyandcounselling,safetyplanning connectingclientswithnecessarycommunityresources RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ResearchAssistant:I.M.P.A.C.T(Trauma)LabFeb2015-* RyersonUniversity,Toronto,ON Examinationoftheprevention,assessment,andcareoftrauma ResearchAssistant:RelationshipandWell-BeingLaboratoryJun2011May2012 TheUniversityofToronto,TorontoON Examinedhowcloserelationshipsinfluencehealthandwell-being ResearchAssistant:PersonalityandEmotionDevelopmentLaboratorySep2009Apr2010 TheUniversityofWesternOntario,LondonON Examinedlinkagesbetweengenes,temperament,cognition,andmooddisorders LeadResearchAssistant:DevelopmentalPsychologyLaboratorySep2008Apr2011 TheUniversityofWesternOntario,LondonON Examinedthehierarchysystemwithinadolescentpeergroups