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Pissed in Washington State wrote at 2013-05-15 05:13:02
I have my BS and I find it hard to find employment in the Social Services/Human Services field with out having many years of experience in addition to the MSW. I do regret going into this field. I feel it sucks to have a desire to work in the helping field and have to depend on food stamps and be considered the working poor while looking for suitable employment. ~Pissed in Washington State!


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Kimberly Cox

Expertise

I can fully answer any questions related to: Obtaining degrees in Social Work(MSW); professional opportunities in social work/as a social worker; anything regarding child welfare; domestic violence; sexual assault; forensic social work such as the connections between law and social work, expert witness testimony; forensic interviewing and writing documentation for court; obtaining licensure in California (ASW/LCSW process); professional associations and memberships; self-inflicted violence (cutting); suicide prevention; crisis intervention; anger management; play therapy; parenting skills with behavior disorders-oppositionally defiant children/adolescents, ADD/ADHD, and conduct disorders. Some areas are outside of my scope of practice thus, I cannot be considered an expert in substance abuse; any type of psychotropic medications; overall individual, couples or family therapy; psychodynamic approaches or hypnosis.

Experience

Employed as a crisis counselor for 2 years in non-public schools; crisis counselor for 4 years for Rape Crisis Hotline; Behavioral Intervention Specialist for 3 years in non-profit sector, Child Abuse Investigator/social worker for 4 years in public child welfare, Clinical Therapist for 2 years within public mental health

Organizations
National Association of Social Workers National Organization of Forensic Social Work American Psychological Association

Publications
"A Qualitative Inquiry on the Impact of Family Preservation Programs" Master's Thesis, 09/2003

Education/Credentials
B.A. Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice-NY M.S.W.-Chldren Youth and Families concentration from California State University, San Bernardino Ph.D anticipated 2011 from Northcentral University, Arizona

Awards and Honors
Psi Chi Honor Society Life Member Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 2000

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