Burt - Social Worker - Knoxville, USA

Melanie Burt

Knoxville, USA


Social Worker

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp



University of Tennessee; College of Social Work, Knoxville, TN.
MSSW; Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice (EBIP), Graduating May 2013. Phi-Alpha; 3.8 GPA
Certifications: Gerontology, Veterinary Social Work; AniCare and AniChild Counselor.
Academic Focus: Sexual Abuse, Addiction, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Aging.
Courses included: Neuropsychopathology; Substance Abuse for Practitioners; Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction; Advanced Aspects of Aging; General Aspects of Social Work; Therapy for Individuals, and Therapy for Groups.
Licensure: LMSW Certification expected June 2013; LCSW Certification expected December 2014
University of Georgia; Athens, GA.
BA; Journalism and Psychology, May 1986.
Other: Proficient in Sigmund, Outlook, and Microsoft Office; Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Licensed Realtor in FL, TN.
Summary: Experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Mindfulness; Experiential Reframing; Caregiver Modeling/Instruction for Dementia; Systems Theory and Attachment Theory.
Social Work Intern; Cornerstone of Recovery, Louisville, TN. Full-time field placement 8/2012 – 4/2013
Impaired Professionals Counselor; Co-facilitated Groups for both residential and intensive outpatient clients from medical professions receiving substance abuse treatment. Provided individual psychotherapy therapy to patients needing assistance beyond group therapy. Participated in assessment for substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, abuse and biopsychosocial deficits. Charted patient notes for both individual and group patients. Created diagnostic summaries and participated in treatment team for a broad range of socio-culturally diverse individuals ages 19-60. Reported directly to the Extended Care Facility Director.
Social Work Intern; Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services, Farragut, TN. Full-time field placement 8/2011-4/2012
Delivered activity and group therapy to clients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Dementia. Organized and facilitated caregiver support groups for families of patients, assessed and charted client notes regarding changes in physical and/or cognitive capacities (especially related to Activities of Daily Living).
Twenty years brand development, sales and marketing experience. Highly accomplished abilities to communicate effectively. Presentation skills are broad based. Work style is detail-oriented with a preference for objective and quantifiable systems measure. Innate sensitivity to establish trust, develop rapport and differentiate truth.
Significant work experience includes:
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games; Sponsorship Marketing Director
Procter & Gamble Company; Southeast Regional Manager of Sponsorship and Special Events
Five Star National Food Brokerage; Southeast Marketing Director

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