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LANGUAGESFluent in Russian Conversational German
COMPUTER SKILLSMicrosoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Filemaker, DataFlex, People Soft, Panorama and DataEase
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Extensive knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions Trained to distinguish aspects of human behavior and performance: individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
LANGUAGE SKILLSFluent in spoken Spanish and proficient in written Spanish
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued) Any Agency, City, ST Practicum, MFT Trainee September 2010 – Present Provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy for clients with variety of presenting problems to improve interpersonal relationships Co-facilitate domestic violence and at-risk youth group resulting in lower rates of recidivism and increased school performance Conduct phone intakes and refer clients to appropriate resources in order to address needs Maintain progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions Complete paperwork to enable clients to satisfy court and/or agency requirements ABC Resources, City, ST Research Analyst January 2009 – September 2010 Formatted surveys to obtain crucial patient-satisfaction information Analyzed survey results providing statistical scores, charts and graphs to better understand strengths and weaknesses at medical facility Developed customer satisfaction reports to teach medical faculty what service areas need improvement Any University, City, ST Teacher Assistant September 2009 – May 2010 Co-taught introductory psychology course to university freshmen to expand students‘ knowledge of subject matter Collaborated with colleagues and professors to successfully follow set curriculum and to provide feedback to students Participated in weekly meetings with professor and other teaching assistants to discuss past lectures, review pending syllabus, and prepare for following classes Observed by professor and integrated constructive feedback to improve teaching style Any Laboratory, City, ST Research Assistant August 2006 – May 2009 Analyzed intervention strategies for couples and families facing health crises, resulting in development of empiricallybased treatments Researched relevant literature and publications on couples‘ health and compiled reports in order to expedite research processes Conducted data entry using SPSS to further research on role of ironic processes in couples‘ health
PRESENTATIONTherapist, Maynard. (2011, March). California Technology Assistance Project. Presentation at Emerging Trends Conference, San Diego, CA.
RELEVANT COURSEWORKResearch and Evaluation Methods for Mental Health Professionals Clinical and Evaluation Research Methods Individual, Couple, and Family Development: A Life Cycle Approach Social Psychology
RELATED EXPERIENCEAny School; City, ST September 2010 – Present Teacher Aide Document emotional, cognitive and social development of children to determine age-appropriate behavior Facilitate parent conferences to assist with strained family relations and effects on children’s well-being Observe and refer children with disabilities to special educational programs to ensure optimal treatment Any Laboratory; City, ST September 2008 – December 2009 Research Assistant to Psychology Department Analyzed intervention strategies for couples and families facing health crises, resulting in development of empirically-based treatments Researched relevant literature and publications on couples’ health, and compiled reports in order to expedite research process Conducted data entry using SPSS to further research role of ironic processes in couples’ health Any Agency; City, ST March 2007 – January 2008 Volunteer Provided empathic support and safe environment for adolescent females to discuss high-risk behaviors such as drug use, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections Integrated intercultural communication component into team building activities to enhance sensitivity and cohesion among youth Mentored group of four teenagers by modeling healthy coping skills during times of conflict and distress
LANGUAGESFluent in Russian Conversational German
COMPUTER SKILLSMicrosoft Office, SPSS/PASW, Filemaker, DataFlex, PeopleSoft, Raiser’s Edge and DataEase
Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Los Angeles, CA Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy June 2008
CLINCAL EXPERIENCEAny Agency, City, ST January 2011 – Present Doctoral Practicum Externship/Trainee Supervisor: Cari Bion, Psy.D.
Conduct sensory and motor skill integration and behavior therapy with children ages 3 to 9 with special needs, including severe emotional disturbances, autistic spectrum disorders, and developmental delays to foster further development and self-awareness Incorporate activities such as gardening, art, and swimming to increase socialization and sensory awareness Process “acting-out” behaviors with children to cultivate coping skills and to promote verbalization Collaborate with special education teachers to promote consistency between classroom and after-school program and provide comprehensive treatment to children Any Agency, City, ST January 2009 – December 2010 Doctoral Practicum Externship/Trainee Supervisor: Irvin McGoldrick, Ph.D.
Provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy for clients with variety of problems; recommended techniques to improve interpersonal relationships and job performance Conducted phone intakes and referred clients to appropriate resources to address needs Maintained thorough progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions Completed extensive amounts of paperwork to enable clients to satisfy court and/or agency requirements Co-facilitated domestic violence and at-risk youth group which resulted in lower rates of recidivism and increased school performance Any Agency, City, ST June 2008 – Present Case Manager Supervisor: Sigmund Beck, LCSW Provide case management to children and families diagnosed with HIV/AIDS to improve quality of life Participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings with medical teams at local hospitals to provide comprehensive treatment to children and families Collaborate with hospitals, schools, and DCFS in order to provide psycho-education regarding socio-emotional, economic, and physical needs of children and families Conduct intake interviews, formulate treatment plans, and conduct in-home and in-hospital case management to children and families to improve adjustment
Any Laboratory, City, ST August 2005 – May 2006 Research Assistant for Neuropsychology Department Supervisor: D.W. Mahler, Ph.D Analyzed intervention strategies for couples and families facing health crises resulting in development of empirically-based treatments Researched relevant literature and publications on couples’ health, and compiled reports in order to expedite research process Conducted data entry using SPSS in order to further research on role of ironic processes in couples’ health
Any School, City, ST September 2009 – June 2010 Part-Time Psychology Lecturer Taught guided lessons to model questioning, clarification, and problem solving techniques within psychotherapy Evaluated student progress and wrote recommendations for further student development Encouraged active learning by creating projects where students planned and taught lesson of their own choosing to class Adapted and created assessments from which students can learn and retain information
ASSESSMENT TRAINING Emotional & Personality Assessment o MMPI-2; TAT; HTP; RISB; Rorschach o Test administration, interpretation and report writing Cognitive & Neuropsychological Assessment
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONSPeppro, P. (2012, April). When the spelling of a name is reversed: Does Anyone Notice? Poster presented at meeting of Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV.
Peppro, P. & Psychologist, F. (2011, October). Depression in young adults between 18 and 30, prevention and solutions.
Presentation conducted at conference of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Los Angeles, CA.
PUBLICATIONPeppro, Pedro. (2010). “Major Depressive Disorder and its Effects upon Caloric Intake” Journal of Gastropulicans. New York: Springer Science Media, Inc.
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS“Religious Perspectives on Counseling in the African American Community” January 2013 J.D. Winnicott, Ph.D. Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
RELEVANT PROJECTEffects of Alcohol on Middle Schoolers, Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment April 2009 Collaborated with team to research effects of alcohol abuse on middle school students and their ability to function during day classes Compiled data into comprehensive report with findings and suggestions for further research opportunities Presented findings at AAMFT Student Research Conference, San Diego, CA
COUNSELING Provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy for clients with variety of presenting problems to improve interpersonal relationships and job performance Process acting-out behaviors with children to cultivate coping skills and to promote verbalization Conducted phone intakes and referred clients to appropriate resources in order to address their needs
RESEARCH Analyze intervention strategies for couples and families facing health crises resulting in development of empirically-based treatments Researched relevant literature and publications on couples’ health and compiled reports in order to expedite research process Conducted data entry using SPSS in order to further research on role of ironic processes in couples’ health
ADMINISTRATIVE Maintain progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions Met regularly with variety of agency colleagues to increase consistency between agency programs in order to provide comprehensive and streamlined services Compiled monthly statistical reports for management team Created and maintained websites to advertise agency’s services and programs
November 1, 2012 Dr. Gregory Rivera Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic 6100 Center Drive, 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90045
Dear Dr. Rivera:
It is with great pleasure that I submit this formal letter of interest for the Marriage and Family Therapist Intern position offered at your clinic. In speaking with Julia Gulia, Clinical Training Coordinator at Pepperdine University, about my interests in the field of psychology, she highly recommended that I further my experience at Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic. As you will see from my attached resume, I am a graduate of the MFT program at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
My experience working at New Directions for Youth afforded me the opportunity to develop new therapeutic skills and expand on personal attributes vital to the therapeutic process. I have a strong work ethic and am selfmotivated, intuitive and organized. I have a positive attitude, and most importantly, great interpersonal and communication skills. My position with New Directions for Youth enabled me to interact with and assist at-risk youth through individual, family, and group counseling on issues ranging from depression and anger management to interpersonal relationship difficulties and substance abuse. By facilitating gang prevention and parenting groups, I developed skills in being a supportive, empathic, and efficient leader. Furthermore, my experiences volunteering for a variety of mentorship and tutoring agencies have instilled in me the desire to give back to the community. Specifically, I have become more adept at interacting with clients from a variety of backgrounds and have developed a passion for helping clientele that might not otherwise have access to therapeutic services except through a community agency.