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LYNN JOHNSON

Bear,DE

Summary

Dedicated Behavioral Health Case Manager with 30+ years of experience providing mental health services in the VA and in the Community. Well-organized and a proactive problem-solver able to assist patients in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life or making impactful changes. Skilled at providing individual or group counseling sessions with special expertise in Addiction Recovery. Skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10+ years of experience and expertise in Veterans who have an SMI diagnosis. Demonstrated abilities in encouraging Veterans to express emotions and develop deeper insights to improve circumstances. Adept in applying evidence-based psychosocial treatments and behavioral interventions.

Overview

32
32
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Clinical Therapist

BetterHelp
2023.02 - Current
  • Utilized evidence-based interventions in individual therapy sessions, tailoring techniques to each patient''s unique needs.
  • Planned and organized individual, family and group therapy for patients ranging in ages and issues.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions, fostering a supportive environment for patients to share experiences and develop coping skills.
  • Evaluated treatment effectiveness through ongoing assessment, refining interventions to better meet patient needs and facilitate lasting change.

Mental Health Intensive Case Manager

Corporal Michael J Crescenz Medical Center
2018.01 - Current
  • Provides case consultation on complex cases. Serves as an expert resource in Addiction and recovery.
  • Coordinated counseling efforts with mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and social workers.
  • Assessed patients to identify individual needs and created care plans to address objectives and goals as identified during evaluation.
  • Handled complex cases and participated in intradepartmental projects and team initiatives to determine best treatment options for patients.
  • Assists in planning, establishing and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual goals as well as monitoring , operating, and evaluating in the MHICM program.
  • Provided direct Clinical Services in MHICM and VA Caregiver programs.
  • Functioned as a leader, champion and advocate for recovery models of intervention, especially with the seriously mentally ill (SMI) and also served as a resource for staff on implementation of Recovery oriented services.

Addiction Recovery Specialist

Corporal Michael J Crescenz Medical Center
2007.09 - 2018.01
  • Assisted management with designing and implementing program of individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Collaborated with team members to monitor treatment progress and improve individual clients' plans.
  • Helped clients transcend addiction and rebuild lives by empowering each with knowledge and skills.
  • Delivered expert therapeutic support to patients dealing with substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues.

Senior Project Director

Lynch Community Homes
1992.07 - 2006.09
  • Reviewed employee performance every year and delivered constructive feedback to improve weaknesses.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Conducted psychiatric evaluations and executed medication management for the outpatient facilities.

Education

Master of Science - Social Work

Widener University
Chester, PA
05.2008

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
05.1992

Skills

  • Care plan assessment
  • Mental health disorders
  • Substance abuse therapy
  • Mental health treatment
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Patient Health Education
  • Community resources specialist
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Addictions specialist
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Psychiatric population familiarity

Additional Information

Expertise in Completing Biopsychosocial Assessments for Veterans with Severe Mental Health Illnesses, Addictions and for the VA Caregiver Support Program.

Certification

  • [Area of expertise] License - [Timeframe]

Timeline

Clinical Therapist

BetterHelp
2023.02 - Current

Mental Health Intensive Case Manager

Corporal Michael J Crescenz Medical Center
2018.01 - Current

Addiction Recovery Specialist

Corporal Michael J Crescenz Medical Center
2007.09 - 2018.01

Senior Project Director

Lynch Community Homes
1992.07 - 2006.09

Master of Science - Social Work

Widener University

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Lincoln University
  • [Area of expertise] License - [Timeframe]
LYNN JOHNSON