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Victoria Christensen, M.A., M.S.W.

Education

Bachelors of Science, 1996. Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon. Majored in

Sociology, 3.7 GPA, Honor roll student.

Masters in Applied Sociology, 2001. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Emphasis in social theory, sociology of gender, women’s studies, psychoanalytic sociology,

sociology of art, and sociology of spirituality. 4.0 G.P.A

  • Thesis research: Women Artists and Identity Formation in a Postmodern Society

    (reformatted and compiled in to an e-book).

Masters in Social Work, (2015). Portland State University. Emphasis in social work, social

change, social policy, individual, group, and family counseling. 3.8 G.P.A.

  • Received a scholarship from the school of social work at PSW for academic excellence.

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 11 week course, 2009.

Professional Experience

Medical Social Worker, Signature Home Health, LLC, 7/15-2017- 8-19-2018

Duties: Bio-psycho-social assessments of patients, patient centered treatment planning and

implementation of short term therapy, assisting patients in acquiring various social services,

advocating for patients, conflict resolution, trauma informed care, referring out for various

social services, end of life counseling, geriatric concerns, displayed sensitivity to the cultural

and linguistic needs of the clients and families served, psycho-education about various mental

health and gerontology topics, progress notes, charting, scheduling appointments, proficiency

on medical Software program, setting up care-plan meetings with patient and family member,

attending case conference meetings with other staff members, multi-tasking, self care

practices, stress reduction techniques.

Medical Social Worker, Healing Living Home Health LLC, 7/2015- 01/15/2017

Duties: Bio-psycho-social assessments of patients, patient centered treatment planning and

implementation of short term therapy, assisting patients in acquiring various social services,

advocating for patients, conflict resolution, referring out for various social services, end of life

counseling, geriatric concerns, displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the

clients and families served, psycho-education about various mental health and gerontology

topics, progress notes, charting, scheduling appointments, proficiency on medical Software

program, setting up care-plan meetings with patient and family member, attending case

conference meetings with other staff members, multi-tasking, self care practices, stress

reduction techniques.

Therapist and Life Coach, Guanyin Healing Arts, D.B.A. 09/2015-current.

Duties Include: bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, clinical progress notes,

knowledge and implementation of various therapeutic modalities, psycho-education,

reflective listening, empathetic listening, compassionate communication, sound therapy,

mindfulness practices, somatic healing practices, the Enneagram, and multigenerational

family genograms.

Professional Writer and Independant Publisher, Awakening Soul Wisdom. 2004-2018

See website for recent publications: www.mysticspiritart.com

Professional Artist, Healing Heart Studio, DBA. 2004-Current

See website for art portfolio, E-Commerce business.: www.victoriachristian.com

Duties: creative workshops, art therapy, knowledge of art and printing techniques, Art

business management, designing and publishing of art book, licensing and contract writing,

art sales, curating, framing techniques, accounting and taxes.

Internship, Mental Health School Counselor at South Medford High School, through

Family Solutions, Medford, Oregon, 9/2014-06/2015.

Internship, Mental Health School Counselor at Phoenix Elementary, through La

Clinica, Medford, Oregon, 9/2014-06/2015.

Duties for both internships: conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions, involved clients' family

members in planning social service programs, observed and monitored client behavior and

responses to treatment, developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when

needed, directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized

intakes and assessments with children and families, displayed sensitivity to the cultural and

linguistic needs of the clients and families served, developed goal-oriented psycho-educational

and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.

Special Education Instructor, part-time, Northland Preparatory Academy,

9/01/2005-6/06/2006.

Duties: Knowledge of teaching practices for adolescents with severe learning disabilities

and emotional disorders, patience and compassionate approach to learning,

communication skills, interpersonal relations, assessment reports and paperwork.

Sociology Instructor, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ., 8/2002- 8/2003.

Taught Sociology 101 and Race/Ethnic Relations

Duties: design and implementation of curriculum, knowledge of teaching practices and

procedures, effective research skills, written and oral skills, editing, grading, student

mentoring, computer literacy, leadership skills, collaboration with other staff, knowledge of

community college bureaucratic structure. Taught sociology 101, sociology of gender, and

race/ethnic relations.

Director of Social Services, full time, The Peaks Senior Living Community, Flagstaff,

AZ., 8/ 2001- 05/2002.

Duties: design and implementation of social service and activity programs for elders,

supervisory experience, psycho-social assessments and arrangement of social services for

seniors, bereavement counseling, discharge planning, care plan meetings, Medicare

paperwork and progress notes, interpersonal communications.

Recreation Coordinator/Mountain Bike Guide.  Molokai Ranch, Molokai, Hawaii, 10/1998-4/1999. 

Duties:  coordinated recreation activities for clients, guided biking tours, customer relations, publicity, promotion, planning, organization, communication and writing skills, basic bike mechanics, instructed clients on how to ride a bike.

Lithia Springs Girls Home, Community Works, 1995-1996. 

Duties:  life skills training, group counseling, mentorship, progress notes, compassionate listening, healthy boundaries and self-esteem building.

 


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