Shatiera Amankrah, LCSW, CP

EDUCATION

  • Master of Social Work, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

  • Bachelor of Sociology, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

 

EXPERIENCE

Behavioral Health Therapist II, Adult Services

Prince William Community Services   I Woodbridge, VA I   2014-present

The Adult Services team serves adults with serious mental illness ( e.g., schizophrenia), or co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders in an outpatient setting.

Provides active case management and psychotherapy to individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

  • Case management services and treatment includes: diagnostic assessments, developing treatment plans, supportive counseling, outreach, monitoring, and referral and coordination with community partners.

  • Provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide; and evaluates risk and potential need for hospitalization.

  • Collaborates with emergency services team to coordinate psychiatric hospitalization and develop and implement crisis action plans.

  • Provides psychotherapy for clients utilizing evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

  • Co-facilitates weekly CBT for depression & CBT for psychosis groups utilizing evidence-based treatment curriculum.  

  • Completes annual biopsychosocial assessments with clients to determine continued treatment modality and mental health diagnosis. 

  • Develops measurable and time-limited treatment plans

  • Uses evaluation tools to assess and monitor clients progress in treatment (e.g. ORS/SRS, PHQ-9)

Behavioral Health Therapist II, Emergency Services, PRN

Prince William Community Services I   Woodbridge, VA   I  2014-present

The Emergency Services team provides crisis intervention, stabilization, and psychiatric services to individuals with imminent behavioral health crises while living, visiting, or working in Prince William County. 

  • Provides mental status and risk assessments.

  • Performs hospital pre-admission screenings, crisis intervention, support, and stabilization and evaluates risk and potential need for hospitlization.

  • Coordinates services with multiple agencies (e.g., police, fire, local hospital, emergency room personnel, other human service providers, etc.)

 

Behavioral Health Therapist II, Program of Assertive Community Treatment

Prince William Community Services  I  Woodbridge, VA  I   2014-2018

The PACT team delivers integrated community-based treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to help persons with severe and persistent mental illness avoid psychiatric hospitalization and live independently in the community.

  • Provided weekend and holiday coverage to clients

  • Implemented risk management plans and provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide

 

Case Manager

Homestretch Inc.    I   Falls Church, VA    I   2009- 2014

A transitional hosuing program empowering families to attain permanent housing by providing them with the skills, knowleddge and hope needed to become productive members of the community.

  • Managed a caseload of 7 to 15 homeless families, providing intensive case management services.

  • Coordinated monthly home visits with families experiencing homelessness to address current barriers to self-sufficiency.

  • Developed family-centered service plans with measurable goals and objectives.

  • Advocated for clients through facilitation of access to government and community-based agencies for recommended services.

  • Interviewed and assessesed prospective families for program eligibility.

  • Consulted with referral agencies, such as Shelter House, New Hope Housing, and Christian Relief Services etc., to arrange client move-ins by inspecting property, providing a furniture list, arranging for move-in fees, signing property papers, and acclimating client to the local community.

  • Recruited new employees and assisted in the hiring process.

 

LICENSE 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia, #0904010618

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