I am a third-year graduate student in the Ph.D. program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. I am also a certified mindfulness and meditation teacher. Recently, I work at Life Skills Problem as an intern. We provide group therapy focusing on topics such as independent living skills, conflict resolution, psychoeducation, communication skills, current events, human relationships, and goal setting, which serve chronically mentally ill adults who have developmental disabilities. Starting my current practicum year under these difficult circumstances and planning different interventions have given me the experiences and skills I need to move to the next practicum year.
At Life skills Program, we started Alternative Service Delivery tasks to assist clients to cope with stress, anxiety and depression during Covid-19 quarantine. Depending on the guidelines, I would schedule porch visits or daily phone calls, and hosting virtual social skills and independent living skills group therapy multiple times a week. I also create videos on different skills with positive content to help clients take their minds off the pandemic and stay connected with them. With virtual group therapy and creating videos, we provide flexible solutions for their daily issues.
Working with our supervisors and other interns has helped me to improve my communication skills. Our team members are very flexible and supportive. We can communicate clearly and to trust each other. Our group has good leadership and members are reliable. We assign tasks based on our strengths and we schedule regular meetings. Starting my current practicum year under these difficult circumstances and planning different interventions have given me the experiences and skills I need, and I am confident that I can take my training and carry it to my career in the future.
In 2021, I am looking forward to implementing some new ideas that I have been formulating including integrating mindfulness with CBT, creating videos or audios to assist clients in maintaining or improving coping skills.
Recently, I have taken additional training courses on addiction treatment and motivational interviewing, and I am confident that I will be able to take my trainings and carry it to the team.
I am motivated, resilient, and empathic with strong sense of commitment to my studies. I have a strong work ethic and am self-motivated, intuitive, and organized. I also have strong teamwork skills and I enjoy working as a team member as well as independently which makes me the best candidate for your position.