Clinician/Program Director

Claire McBride, MA, MFT

5841 Marshall Street, Oakland, CA 94608· 415.595.9700 · claire1367@yahoo.com

 EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE 

 Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California

 

  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology  (3.9 GPA) 

 George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Comparative Religious Studies 

 Center of Mind Body Medicine, Advanced training in treatment for psychological trauma, Washington DC: Group model focusing on mind body skills, stress management and trauma symptom reduction

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning: Teaching Pyramid, San Francisco, California: Model supporting social and emotional development in young people

 

Child Trauma Training Institute, San Francisco, California: International relational model to treat child and family trauma

 Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #50505)

 California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists: Member

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Sole Proprietor, Psychotherapy and Consultation Private Practice, San Francisco Bay Area (2011-Present)

  • Specialize in holistic psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and children. 
  • Particular emphasis in co-occurring addictions, complex trauma, and anxiety and mood disorders.
  • Address issues concerning creativity and spiritual development.
  • Offer regular psychotherapy groups for diverse populations.
  • Provide wellness coaching based on advanced training with The Center for Mind Body Medicine.
  • Deliver corporate, educational and child development consultation.
  • Facilitate extensive workshop and training curriculum covering diverse topics in the fields of psychology, education, and Mind Body Medicine.

 Lead Psychotherapist, New Dawn Recovery Center, San Francisco, California (2012)

  • Facilitated daily psychotherapeutic process groups addressing eating disorders and co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders for adults and adolescents.
  • Facilitated didactic and psychotherapeutic groups such as DBT, ACT, CBT, Anger Management, Stress Reduction, Treating Addictions, Movement Therapy, Spirituality in Recovery, Body Image, and Trauma.
  • Carried and maintained caseload of individual clients.
  • Conducted two weekly individual psychotherapy sessions for each client in caseload; Facilitated regular family and couples sessions.
  • Maintained daily clinical documentation of groups and individual sessions in EHR system~Citrix.
  • Performed regular crisis management as needed; Facilitated intake and discharge process for all clients. 
  • Provided case management services as needed.
  • Performed periodic utilization peer reviews for insurance coverage; Adhered to all company and licensure ethical procedures.

Mental Health Consultant, Family Service Agency of San Francisco, San Francisco, California (2008-2012)

 

  • Provided clinical and educational consultation to three child development programs serving 160 clients~ including those who were medically fragile and physically disabled.
  • Consulted with site director to assess, plan, problem-solve and generate ideas.
  • Completed charting requirements and statistical information in a timely manner.
  • Performed child and classroom observations; conducted formal and informal assessments.
  • Completed written reports on assessment results; submitted monthly reports to funders.
  • Delivered individual therapy with at-risk children and facilitated socialization groups.
  • Provided on-site teacher training in-service; provided onsite parent training in-service.
  • Conducted regular team coaching meetings with teachers in order to resolve issues, mediate conflicts, provide clinical supervision, and discuss children and classroom concerns.
  • Collaborated with other specialists, agencies, and community administrators.
  • Met with families to complete assessments and provide clinical guidance and referrals.

Inclusion Specialist, Child Care Inclusion Challenge Project: Children’s Council Of San Francisco, San Francisco, California (2005-2007)

  • Identified developmental and emotional concerns through observations and/or assessments.
  • Supported families in finding and maintaining inclusive care for special needs clients.
  • Provided technical assistance and supervision related to inclusion of special needs clients. 
  • Conducted training on the following topics: Substance Abuse Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, Trauma, Sensory Integration, Autism, Child Development, Down Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Partnering with Families, Challenging Behavior, Stress Management, Communication Skills.
  • Participated in outreach, continued development of the project, and effective systems change.
  • Acted as liaison with parents and providers to make necessary referrals or changes in group care/home environment and mediated provider/parent/child interactions 
  • Developed, maintained and updated Inclusion Project manuals. 
  • Represented the Inclusion Project in a variety of professional forums.

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Holos Institute, San Francisco, California (2005-2007)

  • Provided psychotherapy services for individuals, families, couples, and youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Conducted intakes, assessments and treatment plans for clients.

Senior Case Manager and Assistant Director, Marin Services for Women: A Trauma-based Healing Community of Women and Families Recovering from Chemical Dependency, Greenbrae, California (2004-2005)

  • Acted as Residential Director in the director’s absence; Provided clinical crisis management services.
  • Acted as mentor/coach to counselors in training and intern; Trained and oriented new staff.
  • Provided clinical supervision to the Senior Counselor and all full-time counselors.
  • Conducted dual-diagnosis and trauma-based process groups as well as individual sessions for clients. 
  • Facilitated addiction education, meditation and spirituality groups.
  • Supervised Parenting program and Eating Disorders groups.
  • Provided on-going training and daylong seminars for all counseling staff.   

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center, Los Angeles, California (2002-2004)

 

  • Provided psychotherapy services for individuals, families, couples, and youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintained caseload of fifteen regular weekly clients.
  • Conducted intakes, assessments and treatment plans for clients; Performed telephone crisis counseling.

 Religious & Cultural Programs Director, Vista del Mar Child and Family Services, (A psychiatric program for adolescents), Los Angeles, California (2000-2002).

  • Facilitated chemical dependency groups focusing on spirituality, trauma and addictions recovery.
  • Developed and implemented tolerance, cultural diversity and character education programs for adolescents.
  • Developed therapeutic group for adolescent girls on identity and empowerment.
  • Provided spiritual counseling and helped to strengthen the cultural identity of adolescent clients. 
  • Supervised the religious, cultural and music staff, including a rabbi, priest and music therapist; Coordinated all religious, cultural and holiday ceremonies; Pioneered environmental community outreach program.
  • Awarded 97% rating and Commendation from Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

 Program Manager & Supervising Educator, House of Ruth KidSpace, Washington, D.C. (1998-2000)

  • Hired, trained, and supervised team of up to ten full and part-time teachers.
  • Created educational programs reinforcing themes of global diversity, cultural pride, self-esteem, and emotional expression for severely emotionally disturbed and economically disadvantaged children.
  • Provided case management services for families; Counseled families on issues of substance abuse, mental illness, complex trauma and domestic violence; Coordinated admissions and transitions.
  • Directed and supervised a volunteer Foster Grandparent program.

 OTHER EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Featured Expert for the Ask the Expert column in the Back to School issue of The Golden Gate Mother’s Association Magazine

 Extensive International Travel: Includes travel in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America

                                                                                                                               

 Athletic Achievements: Completed the Marine Corps Marathon and the Raleigh, NC to DC AIDS RIDE

Advanced Mind Body Medicine Practitioner 

 Expressive Arts Therapist

 

 

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