Resume

MATTHEW WALKER, MSW (2019)
Orlando, FL | sorenk@gmail.com

EDUCATION
University of Southern California                                                 Los Angeles, CA
Master of Social Work                                                             Expected Summer 2019
Concentration:  Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Sub-Concentration: Military Social Work

San Francisco State University                                                   San Francisco, CA
Peer Mental Health Specialist Certification                                              June 2016

Vanderbilt University Peabody College                                            Nashville, TN
B.S., Cognitive Science and Child Development, English Minor, 3.66 GPA, May 2010

SKILLS
Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop; Familiar with SPSS, Excel, HTML/CSS

TRAININGS
Peer Counseling, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Group Facilitation

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
University of Southern California Virtual Field Practicum                      Fall 2018
1 semester foundation intensive skill-building virtual field practicum

  • Practiced live therapy with a simulated client integrating practicum material on:
    • Clinical case management skills
    • Client risk assessment
    • Introduction to DSM-5
    • Ethical decision-making skills
    • Professional code of ethics
    • Evidence-based interventions:
      • (1) Motivational Interviewing, (2) Problem Solving Therapy and (3) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Completed reflective assignments for weekly clinical supervision

Richmond Area Multi Services (RAMS) Adult Outpatient Clinic   San Francisco, CA
Peer Counselor                                                                         November 2016 – January 2018

  • Scheduled and completed intake appointments with new clients
  • Provided drop-in peer counseling sessions and case management for clients
  • Assisted clients with housing needs, vocational training, and mental health referrals
  • Facilitated weekly wellness groups for adult clients
  • Collaborated with other peer counselors in the planning, design, and execution of new groups and events at the adult outpatient clinic
  • Recorded and completed client progress notes

Vanderbilt University Clinical Neuroscience Lab                            Nashville, TN
Research Assistant                                                                                              2007-2009

  • Assessed the results of EEG and SPECT studies
  • Managed statistical data entry for participants
  • Prepared literature review on belief formation and religiosity
  • Assisted in the design of auditory perception experiment
  • Scheduled study participation sessions with study participants

Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy Studies                                         Nashville, TN
Policy Intern                                                                                                Summer, 2007

  • Provided data collection services to Nashville Mayor’s Office
  • Interviewed agencies for Runaway/Homeless Youth Coalition
  • Researched national statistics and services for runaway and homeless youth
  • Compiled data for metro report on RHY services
  • Drafted RHY preliminary grant proposal for policy change
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