Robyn Alter

Freelance Creative Writer & Poem Writer

Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
Robyn Alter-Bielawa
2319 S. Bancroft St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

M.S., Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College – 3.9 GPA - 2008
B.A., Psychology, State University of NY: College at Old Westbury – 3.9 GPA – 2004
A.A., Liberal Arts, Nassau Community College-- 3.5 GPA-- 2002

Professional Experience:

Employee Assistance Program Specialist (Temporary assignment through PsychPros) - Phila, PA
12/10- 2/11
Provide telephonic assistance, consultation, assessment and referral, and solution-focused therapy techniques; respond to crisis telephone calls; assist members in determining eligibility; provide explanation of benefits; provide referrals for outpatient care and community resources; update clinical notes in the care management database; conduct follow-up when necessary.

Therapist - PATH Inc. - Phila, PA


        Adult, individual outpatient therapy with dually diagnosed population, using a blend of psychodynamic, CBT, and motivational interviewing techniques; 12-step education; formulated treatment plans; facilitated discharges; ensured continuity of care, making appropriate referrals when necessary; maintained notes in DAP format; completed discharge summaries; presented case consultations.

Therapist/Intake and Admissions Specialist – Intercommunity Action – Phila, PA


             Conducted biopsychosocial evaluations for adults, children, and adolescents to determine appropriate program and level of care; individual and group therapy with dually diagnosed populations; maintained clinical notes in DAP format; used a blend of psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral therapies; provided psychoeducation; anger management; crisis intervention; completed treatment and discharge plans.

             Therapist - The Consortium, Phila, PA


              Conducted individual and group therapy in an outpatient setting using a blend of psychodynamic techniques and CBT; maintained clinical notes in DAP format; developed treatment plans; crisis intervention; conducted biopsychosocial evaluations to facilitate admissions process; facilitated voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations.

Group Therapist - (Internship) - Belmont Center, Phila, PA


Conducted group therapy sessions in an inpatient setting on the following units: affective disorders, adult general, geriatric, and intensive care; maintained clinical notes in SOAPE format; created and facilitated groups integrating art, music, movement, and poetry.  

Evaluator/Intake Representative - Jewish Employment & Vocational Services, Phila., PA


      Interviewed prospective clients for partial hospital and vocational programs; administered evaluation tools; observed, scored, and recorded behavior and performance data; analyzed data to develop evaluation reports defining vocational assets and specific work problems; determined vocational recommendations based on specific needs.

Program Manager – Haven House/Bridges, Brentwood, NY


Started up new program for five homeless families; interviewed prospective employees, conducted terminations, supervised case managers, shelter worker; on-call responsibilities; maintained physical plant of site; facilitated on-site training; developed and conducted employee evaluations; facilitated process of finding permanent housing for residents.

     Additional Information/Training:

Attended conferences on the treatment of anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder; knowledge of 12-step programs; completed eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at Jefferson Hospital; associate degree courses in medical terminology; graduate courses in psychopharmacology and psychopathology.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Poem Writing