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"Pat", Patricia D. McClendon, MSSW

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Career Objectives

Clinical Social Work position with accompanying supervision required for L.C.S.W. certification. I was a Certified Social Worker, C.S.W., in the State of Kentucky for approximately 10 years, until 2003. I now live in Florida.


Master of Science in Social Work, M.S.S.W., Direct Practice - Mental Health: 60 hour program, December 1993, Kent School of Social Work - University of Louisville.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 1981, Indiana University South East (including 18 credit hours of teacher's education coursework).


Dr. Brian Alman's workshop, "Addictions and Dependency: The Six Steps To Freedom" (March 24 & 25, 1995) in Louisville, KY.

Masters And Johnson's workshop, "Treatment of Sexual Compulsivity: Adults And Adolescents" (August 19, 1994) with Mark F. Schwartz, SC.D., et. al. in Louisville, KY.

Richard C. Schwartz's, Ph.D., workshop, "The Internal Family Systems Model - Bridging the Individual and the Family" (April 29, 1994) in Louisville, KY.

William C. Wester's, II, workshop "Beginning Workshop on Clinical Hypnosis" (Nov. 5, 1993) and John and Helen Watkins' workshop "Intermediate and Advanced Workshop in Hypnosis - Ego-State Therapy" (Nov. 6 & 7, 1993) in Cincinnati, Ohio. See my new Ego-State Therapy web page.

Related Experience: Graduate Field Placements

Norton Psychiatric Clinic's Partial Hospitalization Program,

P.O. Box 35070, Louisville, KY 40232-5070. Field Supervisor: Ms. Cindy Horn, LCSW, 502/629-8889. Student Intern: Performed psychosocial assessments on clients entering the program. Participated in multi-disciplined treatment planning. Organized and facilitated a weekly group on communication and social skills. Co-facilitate daily community meetings and group treatment. Provided case management and located community resources for the clients assigned to me. Charting. Summer - Fall 1993.

Home of the Innocents's Transitional Home for Young Families,

485 E. Gray St., Louisville, KY 40202. Field Supervisor: Mrs. Karen Laidlaw, MSSW, 502/561-6600. Student Intern: Provided informal counseling to parenting teens on issues such as parenting, relationships, handling authority, educational and vocational issues, personal boundaries, problem-solving, and independent living issues. Co-led weekly Rap Group. Researched, designed, and provided a staff training on incest. Participated in staff meetings, in-services, and outside training events (i.e., "Serving African-American Children with Severe Emotional Disabilities and their Families"). Compiled an Independent Living Manual of community resources and other relevant information for young mothers. Participated in quarterly case conferences, hospital visits, weekly resident meetings, Mayor's Task Force on Teen Pregnancy, and more. I researched and compiled "Recommendations for Home of the Innocents Regarding Psychiatric Therapeutic Interventions". Summer - Fall 1992.

Volunteer Activities

* 1992 Member of the Mayor's Task Force on Teen Pregnancy while a student intern at the Home of the Innocents.

* 1989-1992 Member of the Affirmative Action Committee at Colgate-Palmolive Company. This group meets monthly.

* 1991 (9 weeks) Co-facilitated Insight Group for Youth assessed at High Risk for Chemical Dependency with Phyllis Westray of Jefferson Co. Dept. for Human Services.

Professional Affiliations

* Member of the ISSD, Int'l. Society for the Study of Dissociation since 1988: formerly the Int'l. Society for the Study of Multiple Personality & Dissociation, ISSMP&D.

* Member of the National Assoc. of Social Workers, NASW, since 1992. See my Clinical Social Work web page and my new Social Work Resources web page.

Work Experience not related to Clinical Social Work

Colgate-Palmolive Company, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812/283-6611.

Position: Chemist. Duties include normal wet lab tests for process control and raw materials. 1990 to present.

Position: Q. A. Inspector. Duties included inspection of finished products for general appearance, weights, code dates, etc. When quality problems occurred, I helped to locate the source of the problem(s). January 1982 to 1990.

Borden Chemical Company, Louisville, KY 40216.

Position: Research and DevelopmentLaboratoryTechnician. Duties included lab tests on phenol-formaldehyde resins and others including hot plate cure, glass plate flow, gel time, viscosity, specific gravity, pH, tensiles, etc. I also had a very active role in the training of new lab technicians assigned to test production for the new phenolic plant when it started up. 1977 to 1979.


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