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Kenneth M. Levine

1502 Highway 54 West

Suite 505

Durham, North Carolina  27707

Tel (919) 475-3068

 

 

Education

Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

Master of Social Work, May 1998

Mental Health Concentration.  Elective coursework: Social Work Practice with Children, Social Work Practice with Major Mental Illness, Community Organization.

 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1995

Independent research in sociolinguistics: “A Comparative Study of African American English and Gay American Slang” (supervised by Dr. Connie C. Eble).  Fraternity of Delta Psi.  Honors: Dean's List, Psi Chi.

 

 

License

LCSW, NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, 5/13/03 – Present

 

 

Experience

Private Practice, Durham, North Carolina

Clinical Social Worker, July 2003 – Present

Provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups.   Primary assessment and treatment modalities include biopsychosocial assessment, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual DBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, and supportive psychotherapy.

 

OPC Area Program, Northside Clinic, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Clinical Social Worker, February 2000 – September 2004

Provided bilingual (Spanish and English) initial mental health and substance abuse screenings, intake assessments, and crisis stabilization to adults with mental illness and related disorders and/or alcohol and substance abuse problems; provided individual and group psychotherapy.  Assessment and treatment modalities included biopsychosocial assessment, solution-focused brief therapy, crisis intervention, individual DBT, CBT, individual supportive psychotherapy, long-term insight oriented psychotherapy, and substance abuse/relapse prevention counseling; provided crisis backup for mental health clinic; provided case support to mental health and substance abuse clients; awarded grant to complete 4 weeks of intensive language immersion training in Oaxaca, Mexico (Dec. 2002 – Jan. 2003).

 

The Durham Center, Child Youth and Family Services, Durham, North Carolina

Clinical Case Manager, August 1999 – November 1999

Provided bilingual (Spanish and English) case management and service coordination to children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 with mental health and substance abuse problems and their families; developed short and long term goals; linked clients to clinically appropriate services and monitored provision of services; wrote treatment plans and documented services received, emphasizing client and family strengths; served as liaison with families, mental health professionals, and collateral service providers and agencies.

 

Durham County Child Protective Services, Durham, North Carolina

Social Worker II, Investigative Assessment, October 1998 – August 1999

Provided bilingual (Spanish and English) CPS investigative services, responding to reports of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and dependency; assessed children’s level of risk for harm; provided crisis intervention services; instructed caretakers in appropriate parenting skills; testified in court during custody cases; developed case plans for families where the level of risk to children was deemed moderate to high.

 

Durham County Literacy Council, Inc., Durham, North Carolina

Interim ESOL Program Coordinator, May 1998 – September 1998

Coordinated English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction and outreach; conducted ESOL project evaluation; negotiated ESOL corporate contracts; designed and facilitated training workshops for volunteers; supervised over 50 volunteer teachers; headed search committee for permanent ESOL Program Coordinator.

ESOL Instructor, May 1998 – October 1998

Facilitated Beginning and Intermediate ESOL classes.

Adult Literacy Instructor, October 1995 - August 1996

Facilitated adult literacy classes at TROSA, a residential treatment program for persons with a history of substance abuse.

 

Spectrum Programs, Inc. , Miami, Florida

Substance Abuse Counselor (MSW Intern), August 1997 – May 1998

Provided group and individual outpatient counseling to court referred clients with a history of substance abuse.

 

The Salvation Army, Ft. Lauderdale Area Command, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Case Manager (MSW Intern), August 1996 – May 1997

Provided family, group, and individual counseling and case management services to residents of a transitional housing program for homeless families.

 

UNC Department of Psychology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Research Assistant to Dr. Caryl E. Rusbult, January 1995 – May 1995

Topic: “Interdependence in Close Relationships.”

 

École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France

Research Assistant to Dr. Marie-France Ehrlich, January 1992 – May 1992

Topic: “Motivational Determinants of Reading Comprehension in French, Caucasian-American, and African-American Adolescents.”

 

 

Skills

English (native), French (fluent), Spanish (conversational).  Typing:  70 WPM.  Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

 

 

References

Available upon request.

 

 

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