REPRESENT: Jessy Dimen

RESUME

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, Hempstead, NY, 2009–2012
            Creative Art Therapist

• Created the Art Therapy program with a main objective of facilitating the therapeutic process,
            conducted Art Therapy groups including:
                        - Art Therapy And Women's Health Issues
                        - Art Therapy As A Relaxation Tool
                        - Watercolor And Mediation
                        - Art Therapy And the Creative Connection.
• Implemented and conducted psychotherapy groups such as Wellness Self Management,
            Women's Issues in Recovery, Dual Diagnosis, Coping Skills and Anger Management Groups.
• Provided individual Art Therapy and Psychotherapy sessions for clients in specialized populations
            such as HIV and Domestically Abused Women.
• Provided crises intervention during emergencies.
• Managed the intake process, conduction assessment evaluations and charting.

 

PENINSULA COUNSELING CENTER - THE MEETING CENTER, Woodmere, NY,  2008-2009
            Art Therapist

• Created and designed a Drop–In Groups for adults with mental disorders.
• Oversaw Recreational Program For Mentally Ill Adults.
• Facilitated groups using Art Therapy and Psychotherapy including: communication, expression of         
emotions, physical and cognitive skills, self–awareness and personal growth.

 

PENNINSULA COUNSELING CENTER - GATEWAY CONTINUING DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM, 1996–2007
            Art Therapist

• Created an Art Therapy Program that included a sculpture and ceramics.
• Created and Implemented Gateway Gazette Magazine a quarterly publication – with as much as
            50 pages – produced by clients which consisted of writing, illustrating, typing,
                        page layout and final layout.
• Provided crises intervention during an emergency.
• Conducted therapy groups for dual diagnosis clients.
• Conducted individual Art Therapy and Psychotherapy sessions.
• Managed intake and discharge and charting for caseload.

 

ROCKAWAY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - CATHOLIC CHARITIES BROOKLYN & QUEENS, 1994-1996
            Art Therapy Intern (Out-Patient)

• Conducted Individual Sessions with children and adolescents with mental disorders.
• Utilized Play Therapy As Well As Art Therapy.

 

NORTH SHORE LIJ - SCHNEIDER'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, New Hyde Park, NY, 1994-1996
            Art Therapy Intern

• Individual and Group Art-Therapy Sessions for children and adolescents
            with mental and medical disorders
• Charting for caseload.

 

EDUCATION
• Masters of Art, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School Of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston with a dual
            major in art education at Tufts University.
• Associates Degree Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

 

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