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Leah B.
Experienced educator for all ages! I enjoy helping everyone find the best way to study for a subject
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About Leah
I'm a counselor and an educator at heart. I enjoy helping people find the "ah-ha" moment that changes how they look at a subject they are studying, a situation they are struggling with, or a way they look at life. I'm a life-long learner and continue to seek new ways to help people with their struggles. I enjoy being creative and often learn this way.
Teaching Experience
I've taught in mostly non-traditionally for the last eight years. As an Extension Educator, I taught ages 8-90 over multiple topics and in many different ways. I've learned the best way to help people learn the topic is to teach them through multiple learning strategies. I have also taught in the traditional college setting, a career class focusing on helping students prepare for careers through interviewing, portfolio development, job shadowing, resume development, etc. Furthermore, I have helped students who struggled with study schedules,
Education
University of South Dakota
Counseling
Master's Degree
2010 - 2014
University of Wyoming
Consumer and Family Financial Services
Bachelor's Degree
2005 - 2007
Laramie County Community College
Horse Science
Associate's Degree
2002 - 2004
Work Experience
Health Partnership Clinic, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor
2016 - Present
• Develop, implement, and maintain a substance abuse program in compliance with state requirements. • Provide substance abuse treatment recommendations and assist clients in achieving treatment goals in order to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. • Complete intake/screening/assessment process within appropriate time frames. • Evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions. • Administer Kansas Client Placement Criteria (KCPC). • Assist in the detection of at risk patients...
Human Services Center, Adolescent Chemical Dependency Counselor-Inpatient
2011 - 2016
• Conduct individual, family, and group therapy sessions in an inpatient setting • Evaluate, determine, and diagnose client’s substance abuse severity and disorders based on DSM IV & DSM V • Develop, implement, and evaluate client-centered evidence-based treatment plans based on ASAM Criteria • Collect biopsychosocial intakes and assessments with adolescent clients • Assist clients and clients’ families in preparing for discharge, including relapse planning and support • Case management including: proper paperwork, contact with court...
SDSU Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator
2007 - 2011
• Developed, advertised, and delivered research based topics to educate SD residents from parenting to nutrition, ages 8-80 years old. • Collaborated with others to provide connections to resources to help improve overall health and well- being of SD citizens • Created and used different media to reach the public with research based information, • Empowered and developed advisory boards, stakeholders, and committees to work Extension’s mission
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