Social Work Consultations:

 
 

SOCIAL WORK CONSULTATIONS:

With over five years of clinical medical social work experience in both Jackson and Josephine counties, I have worked with numerous social service organizations. Because I grew up in Southern Oregon, I am aware of several social problems in Southern Oregon and solutions that have been made for positive social change. I am also aware of the larger social structural problems with unregulated capitalism that have justified and maintained a system of social inequality that benefits a few at the top. Sadly, there are currently 45 million people living in poverty in the United States alone ( for more information about the causes of poverty and some policy solutions implemented, please read my blog posts on poverty).

I helped numerous people apply for a number of social services in Southern Oregon. I have also done advocacy work for vulnerable people with disabilities, financial problems, and chronic health problems, and discrimination due to race/class/gender issues.

I have implemented short-term patient centered therapy with a variety of people with physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, geriatric concerns, end of life issues, hospice, grief and loss, psychiatric and mental illness, substance abuse, and financial problems. 

I have also done a lot of crisis work for people living on the margins or are homeless.  I handled all of the psychiatric crisis patients at both home health agencies.  I helped a numerous vulnerable senior living in rural areas get access to community resources and/or make major life transitions.

As a result, I have a strong network of qualified mental health professionals that have mentored me, in addition to case consultation meetings with Clinical Psychologists (PhD).

I am very aware of the strict qualifications for numerous social service agencies—such as senior services, Veterans Administration, Disability Services, OHP, and medicaid.

Rates:

One Hour Consultation: $60.00

30 minute Consultation: 30.00

Email me ON CONTACT PAGE to set up an appointment for a SW consultation

Below are some social work duties I performed on the job. Please see curriculum Vitae for full list of professional experience and job duties:

Medical Social Work Duties:

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

implementation of short term therapy, treatment planning, 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.

COMMUNITY NETWORKING IN SOUTHERN OREGON :

I have a very unique perspective as a Sociologist and Social worker who is currently working in the trenches of our community in Southern Oregon.

As a community Bridger and networker, I have been forming community alliances with numerous social service agencies that are very aware of the problems we are facing, but feel so overwhelmed due to massive funding cuts and the shock of the ecological crises.

They all agree that these problems have just continued to get worse over the years. For example, Access released information on their website, which was a research project done by the housing authority. In this study they found that Southern Oregon currently has a housing crisis. —There is a 1% occupancy rate right now, which is horrific.

Furthermore, President Trump cut all the federal funding or grants for subsidized housing. The housing authority has known for a long time that low income, subsidized housing has been in shortage and that there is little incentive for contractors to take on these jobs because they don’t make enough profit. If they were subsidized properly, then there would be more incentive, as it is a lot of work.

Several organizations have worked on plans geared to help the homeless problem. For example, Access and The Housing Authority posted a plan on their website; however, they have not been very successful at implanting the plan for various reasons. Sacramento has blocks of tent cities for their homeless people, as they need a place to go and sleep. We should have implemented these years ago.

I have formed numerous treatment teams with community alliances to get people transitioned into shelter or affordable housing. I work with amazing people at Columbia Care who deeply understands the downward spiral of homelessness and how easy it is to get stuck there.

I am forming a team of social change agents called Southern Oregon Agents of Social Change. I have several powerful leaders in our community who are ready to start taking action to create rehabilitative systems for the current ecological and social crisis we have been facing for a long time now.

Please email me if you are interested in being an agent of change in Southern Oregon.

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