Melanie S. David Resume
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Location: Corona, CA, USA
University: Boston College
Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Melanie S. David Resume

Professional Summary
• Highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic and driven Mental Health Professional seeking a position as a Mental Health Counselor. Experienced in providing psychotherapy, both individual and group, to adolescents in a school-based setting with a strong commitment to social justice.
Licensure
• Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (Registration No. APCC6642)
• Pupil Personal Services (PPS) Credential (in progress)
Education
MASTER OF ARTS | AUGUST 2017 - MAY 2019 | BOSTON COLLEGE
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Certificate in Positive Youth Development
• GPA: 3.95/4.0
• Credits: 60 semester units
• Advisor: Belle Liang, PhD
BACHELOR OF ARTS | AUGUST 2013 - MAY 2017 | BOSTON UNIVERSITY
• Major: Psychology
• Division I Student-Athlete: Softball
• Advisor: Brenda Phillips, PhD
SANTIAGO HIGH SCHOOL | CLASS OF 2017 | CORONA, CA
• Graduated with Honors with Distinction
• GPA: 4.8
Core Qualifications
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Group Counseling
• Assessment/Intake
• Treatment Planning
• School-Based Services and Interventions (counseling, family work, IEP meetings, home visits)
• Crisis Intervention
• Professional Communication, Consultation & Collaboration
• Research Experience (Qualitative and Quantitative Studies, SPSS)
Experience
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING INTERN | WELLESLEY HIGH SCHOOL (WELLESLEY, MA) | AUGUST 2018 – MAY 2019
• Work with high school students to promote their emotional and social development through a strengths-based approach and social skills model
• Manage a caseload of 10 students and meet weekly for individual therapy
• Interact with students in a milieu setting in both learning centers and advisory on a daily basis
• Openly communicate with parents and teachers about the students’ concerns and needs
• Design and co-facilitate a six-week transitional counseling group for graduating senior students in special education
• Provide clinical and emotional support to upperclassmen students in a class exploring violence prevention by learning self-defense strategies and facilitating discussions about boundaries, empowerment and advocacy
• Counseling process rooted in Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) and other Psychodynamic approaches
• Obtain 900+ hours of supervised experience including over 280 hours of direct service
• Supervisor: Peter Szuch, EdD
STRATEGY TUTOR | BOSTON COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE ACADEMIC SERVICES (SAAS) | JANUARY 2018 – MAY 2019
• Developmental Instruction Program designed for students who are academically at risk and/or have a learning disability (ADHD, Dyslexia)
• Meet with students for both individual and group tutoring sessions weekly
• Provide skill instruction, support and guidance to better prepare students in the classroom
• Work closely with staff and academic counselors to monitor student progress
GRADUATE RESARCH ASSISTANT | INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY AND PROMOTION OF RACE AND CULTURE (ISPRC) AT BOSTON COLLEGE LYNCH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION |OCTOBER 2017 – MAY 2018
• Topic of Study: Coping Strategies Black Female College Students Use for Emotional Support
• Complete literature reviews which will contribute to project proposal
• Assist with data collection and qualitative analysis (narrative inquiry)
• Present poster at Diversity Challenge Conference at Boston College (October 2018)
RESEARCH ASSISTANT | BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION | JANUARY 2017 – MAY 2017
• Topic of Study: The Role of Mindfulness in Identity Development and Goal-Setting in Emerging Adults
• Assisted with data collection and analysis (coding of qualitative and quantitative data)
• Utilized Narrative Inquiry for qualitative data analysis of student narratives
• Conducted Mindfulness workshops for students participating in survey
RESEARCH ASSISTANT / ADVOCATE | PEER HEALTH EXCHANGE| MAY 2016 – DECEMBER 2016
• Educate high school students on health, communication, decision-making and advocacy
• Partner with community-based programs to and schools to provide resources to students
• Assist with data collection for long-term research project on adolescent view of healthy behaviors
RESEARCH ASSISTANT | BOSTON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY | AUGUST 2015 – MAY 2016
• Topic of Study: The Intersection of Religion and Mindfulness – Does Prayer Correlate with Mindful Living in College Students?
• Assisted with in-person data collection of narratives and online distribution of survey
• Participated in coding of quantitative data through SPSS

Volunteer Work
COHORT REPRESENTATIVE | BOSTON COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PROGRAM | MAY 2018 – MAY 2019
• Chosen as a second-year graduate student to represent the cohort of my program as a liaison between students and faculty
• Voice concerns of the cohort, develop and promote activities that create cohesion between members of the program
GUEST SPEAKER | BOSTON COLLEGE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENT ATHLETES (LRSA) | APRIL 2018
• Gave presentation with a colleague to LRSA staff members about stress and stress management during finals week
• Included PowerPoint presentation, engaged audience in group activity and discussion
GRADUATE MENTOR PROGRAM | BOSTON COLLEGE | SEPTEMBER 2017 – MAY 2018
• Mentor to a first-generation or minority undergraduate student who wants to pursue grad school
• Provide support, guidance and establish a relationship to help students through the grad school application process
CONVERSATION PARTNERS PROGRAM | BOSTON COLLEGE | SEPTEMBER 2017 – MAY 2018
• Mentor to Boston College graduate international student whose primary language is not English
• Aid student in language acquisition, grammar, understanding of Western culture and transition into graduate school

psychology, counseling, research