Ari Katz - Boston College

Robert Counselor
19 Lake Drive, Brighton, MA 02135
[email protected]
• 617-555-7452
Boston College, Graduate School of Education
Chestnut Hill, MA
MA in Counseling Psychology – School Counseling Track
May, 2011
 GPA: 3.4/4.0
 Courses include: Psychology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Multicultural Issues in Treatment; Gay, Lesbian, and BiSexual Identities: Development and Treatment Considerations; Counseling Families
Barquette University
BA in Psychology
 GPA: 3.6/4.0 - worked 20-30 hours per week at paid job to pay for tuition and other expenses.
 Honors: Barquette Social Sciences Award, 2006; Dean’s List, six semesters
Lakeland, FL
May 2006
School Counselor Intern, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA
 Following an outstanding internship, was invited to substitute as an employee of the school.
 Provide a full range of academic, vocational, and personal counseling services for students
 Created and led successful workshops on body image and choosing a career; wrote manuals for future interns
 Strive to align students' aptitudes and interests to optimize college selections/ job placement; prepare students for
college admissions testing; assist students with financial aid forms and college applications
 Counsel a diverse student body, including disadvantaged, first generation, and international students
 Review and evaluate with staff the needs of psychiatric case management services
 Provide crisis intervention services; facilitate group counseling sessions
Counselor, Finster Therapeutic Day School, Brighton, MA
Fall, 2010-Spring, 2011
 Provided individual and group psychotherapy services to adolescents ages 12-18 diagnosed with major psychiatric
disorders, attentional disturbances, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse; culturally diverse client population,
services provided in Spanish and English
 Collaborated with treatment team of clinical social workers and educators, psychiatrists, psychologists, and
rehabilitation counselors to develop individualized treatment plans
 Led daily psychotherapy groups using multi-modal approaches: cognitive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy,
psychoeducational, and expressive arts
Assistant Head Youth Counselor, Navros Youth Correctional Facility, Lakeland, FL
 Promoted from Youth Counselor position after only six months
 Designed and implemented rehabilitation program designed to help facilitate a smooth transition for children who
would return to their regular families and schools upon completing their term at Navros
 Established a theatre arts program, still in existence at the facility today
Camp Counselor, Camp Dave, Lakeland, FL
Summers, 2004-2006
 Supervised, lived with, and created safe environment for eight 12-to-13-year-old boys with emotional disabilities
 Participated in two-week intensive training in behavior modification techniques
 Led sports activities; created and taught arts activities
 Spoke with parents regularly and resolved potential conflicts
Pedro Arrupe International Service/Immersion Program, Boston College
Boston College Intercollegiate Community Service Organization Member
Neighborhood Center Tutor, Lakeland, FL
Rotoract Club Member, Lakeland, FL
Breast Cancer Awareness Walks, Barquette University
Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word; SPSS (statistical software); Adobe Photoshop
Proficiency in spoken Spanish
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