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                                                                 (Originally aired: 08-29-94)

                                         RAY STRIDIRON

        

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David Channer, LCSW

Clinical Director

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David Channer, LCSW

Clinical Director

A Better Way, inc.

3200 Adeline Street

Berkeley, CA 94703
 

Education

Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA

MSW Degree, August 1997

Thesis: Male Identity Development among Men with Divorced Parents

Community Project: Conceived and produced documentary on youth activism

Massachusetts Licensure: LICSW, October 2000

California Licensure: LCSW, June 2004

University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

BA Biology, June 1993

 

Work Experience

Clinical Director, A Better Way, inc., Berkeley, CA

January 2006 –  September 2008

·        Responsible for clinical oversight of all programs at A Better Way, an agency serving children and families involved with child protective services and the foster care system.

·        Responsible for establishment of agency philosophy and practices to assure the respectful, compassionate, and effective treatment of children, families, and foster families served by our agency

 

Mental Health Program Director, A Better Way, inc., Berkeley, CA

January 2006 –  September 2008

·        Oversee operations of mental health clinic at A Better Way, an agency serving children and families involved with child protective services and the foster care system.

·        Instrumental in program development and expansion: During this time period annual Mental Health contracts grew tenfold from $400,00  to $ 4,000,000

·        Developed agencies model for Therapeutic Reunification Services to help families reunify after CPS removal

 

Clinical Supervisor, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland CA

May 2005 – December 2005

·        Individual and group clinical supervision of Masters and Bachelors level clinicians primarily serving minors in group home and foster care setting

·        Responsible for management of rigorous Utilization Review requirements for TBS programs

·        Responsible for MediCal compliance and high professional standards of all documentation

·        Responsible for and dedicated to staff professional development

·        Responsible for implementation of disciplinary/corrective action

·        Develop and present trainings on clinical and administrative topics relevant to program

·        Responsible for internal audit of charts to prepare for MediCal audit

 

Clinical Supervisor, Project DESTINY, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland CA

October 2004 – April 2005

·        Responsible for individual and group supervision of multi-disciplinary, wraparound service program

·        Responsible for training and supervision necessary to maintain high clinical standards

·        Trained as facilitator of Wraparound trainings for all new employees

·        Responsible of oversight of team’s adherence to the Wraparound philosophy

·        Responsible for team’s adherence to standards of professionalism, clinical proficiency, MediCal billing, and record-keeping

Lead Care Coordinator, Project DESTINY, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland CA

October 2003 – May 2004

·        Provide crisis counseling, individual therapy, or family therapy to foster/group home children & caregivers

·        Lead development of Wraparound child & family team (CFT) to develop natural & community supports

·        Provide clinical leadership & consultation to Project Destiny team; promotes team building & problem solving.

·        Facilitate child and family team meetings for CFT participants in office and in the field

·        Serve as Care Coordinator on assigned cases. This involves case management and therapeutic services.

·        Conduct trainings or new staff orientation in areas of wraparound philosophy and clinical skills

·        Participate in agency committees, chart documentation reviews and training

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST & EXECUTIVE COACH; PRIVATE PRACTICE; MA & CA

Part-time, independent private practice. March, 2001 – present

·        Specialization in work with latency age children and adolescents and their families

·        Specialization in executive development and coaching

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST; THREE RIVERS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM; Springfield, MA

Half time, salaried position. June, 2000 – August, 2003

·        Provide individual psychotherapy to latency-age children with major mental illness in residential setting

·        Provide family therapy and consultation to residents’ families

·        Prepare diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive individualized treatment plans based on clinical observations

·        Provide supervision, consultation and in-service training to milieu staff

·        Coordinate with interdisciplinary staff, educational staff and collateral entities on behalf of clients

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST; PIONEER VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER; Springfield, MA

Half time, fee for service position. June, 2000 – March, 2001

·        Provided individual, couples and family psychotherapy to adults

·        Prepared diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive individualized treatment plans based on clinical observations

·        Coordinated with interdisciplinary staff and collateral entities on behalf of clients

·        Coordinated with insurance companies to provide medically necessary services to insured members

 

PSYCHOTHERAPIST; CHILD & FAMILY SERVICE OF PIONEER VALLEY, Greenfield, MA

Full time, salaried position. June, 1998 – June, 2000

Clinical Staff

·        Provided outreach and in-clinic individual, child and family therapy

·        Prepared diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans based on clinical observations

·        Coordinated with interdisciplinary staff, schools and collateral entities on behalf of clients

·        Prepared and presented in-service trainings for interdisciplinary team

CHAMPS Adventure-Based Program

·        Developed and implemented grant-funded program serving at-risk adolescents and their families

·        Designed and led multi-family adventure-based groups for court-involved teens and their parents

·        Administered and interpreted diagnostic instruments designed to assess substance-abuse and risk for self-harm

·        Prepared and presented instructional workshops for human services conference

 

FAMILY THERAPIST; SEACOAST MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Full-time, salaried position. September, 1997 – June, 1998

Seacoast Intensive Intervention Services (SIIS) Team

·        Provided home-based family therapy services to low-income families in crisis

·        Prepared diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans based on clinical observations

·        Conducted assessments of parental fitness and level of attachment in child abuse/neglect cases

·        Made recommendations to courts regarding clients involved in legal and child protective system

·        Coordinated with interdisciplinary staff and collateral entities on behalf of clients

New Hampshire Child Impact Co-Parenting Program

·        Created presentation on legal and psychological aspects of divorce

·        Co-led weekly seminar to educate divorcing parents about effects of divorce on children

 

Internship Experience

 

SOCIAL WORK INTERN; SEACOAST MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Full time field placement. September, 1996 – May, 1997

·        Provided individual psychotherapy and parenting consultation to adults and families

·        Prepared diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans

·        Created and co-led psycho-educational groups

 

SOCIAL WORK INTERN; CHILDREN’S AID AND FAMILY SERVICE, Northampton, MA

Full time field placement. September, 1995 – May, 1996

Special Needs Adoption/Placement Unit

·        Conducted home-studies and permanency planning assessments for foster children with special needs

·        Reported assessments and recommendations to Department of Social Services and the courts

·        Co-led support group for adopted teenage girls

Psychotherapy Unit

·        Provided individual treatment to children ages 6-12

·        Supervised and facilitated visits between non-custodial parents and their children

 

RESIDENT COUNSELOR, FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK, INC., Kingston, NY

Full time salaried position. July, 1993 – May, 1995

Family House: A homeless shelter for at-risk adolescents

·        Provided support and supervision to homeless, at-risk adolescents in residential setting

·        Conducted intake interviews, wrote assessments, and presented to multi-disciplinary team

·        Led psycho-educational groups on topics including life-skills, racism and peer relations

·        Provided mediation services and instruction in conflict resolution to adolescents

·        Developed program’s behavior management system

·        Participated in weekly interdisciplinary meetings and frequent professional skills trainings

·        Consulted with Schools, Social Services and Law Enforcement agencies

Additional Qualifications:

Certified Integral Coach/Executive Coach, New Ventures West, San Francisco CA 2006

Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, 2005

Trained in Parent Child Interactive Therapy, 2006

Trained in Incredible Years, Parent Training Model, 2007

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