Abby Hill, LICSW, LCSW

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Clinical Supervisor

02/2019-present

Compass Counseling Services of NOVA

7611 Coppermine Drive

Manassas, VA 20109                                                                                                                                           

 

Supervises approximately 10 QMHPs, QMHP-trainees, and supervisees in social work who are completing their residency program.  Approves treatment plans, reauthorizations, case notes, and progress updates. Ensures that staff is in compliance with Medicaid regulations. Accompanies staff to FAPT meetings, YFT meetings, and other provider meetings related to the client. Conducts weekly individual and group supervision regarding cases such as intensive-in home services, parenting support, mentoring, and mental health skill building.

Family Service Coordinator

06/15-02/2019

Employer: Children’s National Health System

111 Michigan Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20010                                                                                                                                          

 

Provided clinical case management services to a caseload of about 110 trauma-affected teenage mothers and their children. Ensured timely pediatric care for both mother and child.  Practiced options counseling and family planning counseling. Educated mothers on positive parenting techniques and co-led a parenting group for parents who have experienced trauma. Screened and provided brief counseling for postpartum depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Performed crisis intervention counseling and de-escalation of patients presenting with behavioral health issues. Conducted psychosocial assessments and worked with multidisciplinary teams to discuss plans of care.

Online Hotline and Safe Helpline Supervisor

08/13-10/16                                                                                                        

Employer: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1220 L Street NW

Suite 505

Washington, DC 20005

 

Trained and supervised incoming Online Hotline and Department of Defense Safe Helpline staff. Assisted in monitoring the overall performance of the Online Hotline program. Advanced the Online Hotline program by providing input regarding policies and procedures.  Led monthly informational and supportive in-services for new and returning volunteers.

Clinical Social Worker

10/13-05/15                                                                                                                                             

Employer: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Teen Alliance for Prepared Parenting (TAPP)

110 Irving St., NW

Washington, DC 20010

 

Managed an ongoing caseload of approximately 50 patients who were both pregnant and parenting with the goal of preventing unintended subsequent pregnancies. Delivered pregnancy prevention services in the form of options counseling and family planning counseling. Screened and provided brief individual counseling to participants experiencing postpartum depression. Co-facilitated multiple groups using the Centering Pregnancy model of prenatal care. Implemented a preventive child abuse parenting class through the Nurturing Parenting curriculum for parents at risk of abusing their children in order to enhance parents’ empathy toward child. Compiled service data for grant submissions and other program reports to be evaluated for program effectiveness.

Clinical Counseling Intern

09/12-05/13                                                                                                                                          

Employer: Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)

One Penn Center

1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 1100

Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Provided therapy to a caseload of approximately ten clients, and engaged in individual, group, and family counseling for survivors of sexual violence to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction. Conducted bio-psychosocial intake assessments with new clients and diagnosed disorders. Developed treatment plans for ongoing clients and billed insurances. Used elements of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, art and play therapy. Co-facilitated an adult psycho-educational group and a women’s trauma survivors support group. Responded to callers and provided crisis counseling on agency’s twenty-four hour hotline.

Social Work Intern

09/11-05/12                                                                                                                                                      

Employer: Penn Alexander School

4209 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Provided individual and group counseling for trauma-affected elementary aged children. Utilized art therapy, play therapy, and bibliotherapy techniques in order to optimize child’s mental health and reduce stress. Facilitated meetings with parents of students regarding child’s behavior and progress, and provided referrals for childcare, tutoring, and mental health therapists. Contributed in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and evaluations with teachers and parents. Designed and co-lead a positive girls group for 6th and 3rd grade female students to develop leadership skills and enhance self-esteem. Led lessons in classrooms on respect, friendship, and diversity in order to build students’ social skills.

EDUCATION

 

University of Pennsylvania

School of Social Policy and Practice

Master of Social Work: May 2013

Relevant Courses: Social Work Practice and Trauma, Practice With Families, Anxiety and Depression

 

Boston University

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: May 2011

Honors: Cum Laude

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and District of Columbia

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