Resume

Nicole Spaner

nspaner@gmail.com

EDUCATION:

Ursuline College, Pepper Pike OH            MA, Art Therapy and Counseling

May 2013

Ursuline College                                                                     BA, Psychology

December 2009

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Applewood Centers, Cleveland, OH   October 2012 – February 2013

Counselor Trainee Intern

Helped plan and implement group curricula and activities related to treatment of youth referred to the residential treatment and day reporting programs. Representative tasks include: treatment planning in accordance with client needs, group facilitation, timely completion of daily progress notes and other required documentation, and reporting and documenting of all special incidents.

Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH January 2012 – July 2012

Art Therapist Intern

Provided art therapy for hospice house patients and their families. Representative projects include prayer beads, doll making, sand tray activities, and legacy work.

Jewish Family Services Agency, Beachwood, OH                 May 2011 – September 2011

Art Therapist Intern

Helped plan and implement art tasks and support for clients suffering from adult psychiatric disorders. Representative projects include kite making, studying and interpreting art, and costume making. Led discussions on the important of process.  Led role-playing sessions to increase morale and communication.

Saint Jerome Elementary School, Cleveland, OH             January 2011 – May 2011

Art Therapist Intern

Provided art therapy for five children with a variety of personal problems and psychiatric disorders.  Representative projects include creating rain-sticks, puppet making, and instrument making. Implemented the Diagnostic Drawing Series.  Led discussions concerning feelings and emotions in relation to their artwork and to the process of creation.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Beech Brook, Cleveland, OH                                March 2014 – Present

School Based Therapist

Provides behavioral health therapy, mental health interventions and performs diagnostic assessments (according to DSM IV-TR) to at-risk youth with emotional, psychological, behavioral and/or trauma based issues within a school based environment. Responsible for and planned treatment in accordance with client needs, individual therapy, individual family format, assist in crisis intervention and problem resolution, report daily session notes, report and document all unusual incidents.

Applewood Centers, Cleveland, OH     December 2012 – March 2014

Group Facilitator

Responsible for development, implementation and co-management of group curricula and treatment of youth referred to the Residential treatment and day reporting programs. Representative tasks include; Specific responsibilities include treatment planning in accordance with client needs, group facilitation, client supervision, assistance with crisis intervention and problem resolution, timely completion of daily progress notes and other required documentation, and reporting and documenting of all special incidents.

Small Hands Big Dreams, Chagrin Falls, OH         September 2010 – December 2013

Teacher

Classroom teacher for children aged six weeks to twelve years of age. Help develop cognitive, language and communication, motor, social, and emotional development skills through the use of games and educational tools.   Representative tools included educational song, communication and reading classes, and the use of games and toys to stimulate motor skills.

Frontier Day Camp, Pepper Pike, OH                              

Art Specialist      June 2010 – July 2010

Junior Counselor     June 2009 – July 2009

Ursuline’s summer camp for learning-disabled children ages six to thirteen. Primary responsibility for a group of twelve children ages eleven to thirteen.  Assisted the senior counselor with activities intended to promote coordination, social skills, mental aptitude and discipline, and helped the children with art projects. Representative projects included Kandinsky’s line drawing technique, scribble drawings, free drawings, and art through nature

VOLUNTEER:

The Gathering Place, Beachwood, OH         August 2009

Animal Camp Counselor

Taught ten children who were affected by cancer the lessons of saying goodbye to someone or something through the care of animals at Rescue Village.

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:

Member Buckeye Art Therapy Association March 2012 – January 2013

Member American Art Therapy Association March 2012 – January 2013


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