1 Roberta M. Singerhouse PsyD, LP River City Clinic 1360 Energy Park Drive Suite 340 St. Paul, MN EDUCATION Doctorate in Counseling Psychology University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN Licensed Psychologist effective date 11/12/10: LP5319 Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN May 2001 Bachelor of Science, Community Health Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN June 1980 River City Clinic-St. Paul, MN Psychologist: August 2011 to present Independent Practice PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Clientele: Children, adolescents, adult, couples, and families presenting with a wide range of mental health, chemical dependency, personality disorders, and stress management issues. Provide individual psychotherapy, family therapy, relationship counseling, and group therapy addressing mental illness, stress management, life transition issues, chemical dependency issues, emotion management, career counseling, and a variety of other concerns. Diagnostic assessment utilizing a variety of personality and cognitive instruments Clinical hypnosis addressing weight management, smoking cessation, pain management, reducing anxiety symptomology, increasing self-esteem, and improving emotions.
2 2 Mille Lacs Health System-Onamia, MN Staff Psychologist: March 2011 to present Supervisors: Bill Nelson, CEO, Thomas H. Bracken M.D. Clientele: Children, adolescents, adults, geriatric clients with multi diverse backgrounds presenting with mental illness, chemical dependency, personality disorders, stress management, family, relationship, and variety of other issues. Provide individual therapy for clients presenting with a variety of mental illness, chemical dependency or other issues utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral, developmental, clinical hypnosis, family, marriage, interpersonal, and other theoretical orientations tailored to the clients specific and cultural needs. Provide couples, marriage and family therapy. Develop collaboratively viable treatment plans. Transcript daily clinical notes. Provide group therapy for clients presenting with a multiple of issues. Psychological testing utilizing a variety of cognitive, personality inventories, chemical dependency evaluations, and interpreting data, writing initial assessments, diagnostic assessments. Provide crisis assessments and recommendations as needed. Provide staff training as needed. Participate in staff meetings and provide staff consultation as needed. Minnesota Department of Corrections-Lino Lakes, MN Psychologist/Correctional Program Therapist: September 2005-February 2011 Supervisors: Robin Goldman, M.A., L.P. and Katy LeBarron, M. A., L.P. Clientele: Adult male sex offenders with mental illness, chemical dependency, personality disordered, and a variety of paraphilias. Gathered data from prior records, current records, psychological testing, and clinical interviews to formulate a diagnostic initial assessment that provided treatment recommendations for mental health, chemical dependency, psychosocial, spiritual, and sexual needs. administered, scored, and interpreted a wide range of personality, mental health, and cognitive psychological instruments (California Verbal Learning Test, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Cognistat, Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS), Minnesota Sex Inventory (MSI), Shipley Institute of Living Scale, Trails A & B, Tower of London, TOMM, WMS-III, WAIS-IV, and certified to administer the Monarch 21 Plethysmograph (PPG).
3 3 Provided individual therapy to manage anxiety, decrease depressive symptoms, personality disorder conflicts, and reduce stress utilizing Dialectical Behavioral, Covert Desensitization, Relaxation, Exposure, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques. Made psychiatric referrals for possible pharmaceutical interventions to the institutional consulting psychiatrist and participated in case consultations with the psychiatry staff. Participated and provided consultation on treatment methods, interventions, and motivational techniques for therapy staff. Participated in civil commitment proceedings for district courts. Facilitated a DBT group for individuals suffering from deeply ingrained personality disorders within the SOTP program. Committee planning member for implementation of Motivational Interviewing training initiative for professional mental health staff in DOC Behavioral Health Program. Maintained all psychological files and case notes, participated in staff and assessment meetings with multidisciplinary teams. United Hospital-St. Paul, MN Assessment and Referral Clinician: December 2002-January 2006 Supervisors: Kathy Tuenge, L.I.C.S.W., Susan Tabor, RN, MBA, Paul Goering, M.D. Clientele: Adult, adolescent, and geriatric clients presenting to the Emergency Room with a variety of mental health, psychosocial, and chemical related issues. Triage client s mental health for danger to self and others, assess chemical dependency/abuse issues, and made appropriate written referrals for inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment. Consulted with multidisciplinary professional team, physicians, nurses, and on call psychiatrists regarding client treatment. Provided appropriate referrals for outpatient individual and group psychotherapy, chemical dependency treatment, and a variety of social services resources. Provided clinical supervision and training for staff, participated in monthly staff meetings. Safehouse (Regions Hospital) Transitional Program-St. Paul, MN Mental Health Counselor: November May 2002 Supervisors: Charles Alexander, M.A., and Ronald Landbloom, M. D. Clientele: Adults diagnosed with severe, persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, chemical dependency, and personality disorders. Provided individual therapy and crisis counseling for adults transitioning from inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Developed treatment goals in collaboration with the client and documented daily progress. Facilitated group therapy sessions focused on life skills, emotional well being, medication management, stress reduction, housing issues, social skills, vocational skills, and transitioning back to the community.
4 4 Participated in multidisciplinary case consultation with psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and recreational therapists. Assessed and documented vulnerability status. Minnesota Department of Corrections-Lino Lakes and Oak Park Heights, MN Sex Offender and Mental Health Program Therapist: January 2001-November 2001 Supervisors: Glenn Werner, M. A., L.P., Robin Goldman, M.A., L.P., Peter Puffer, M. A., L.P., Adam Piccolino, Psy. D., L.P. Clientele: Adult male offenders with severe mental illness, personality disorders, chemical dependency/abuse issues, and sex offenders. Co-facilitated sex offender group therapy focused on taking responsibility for sex offense, identifying sexual abuse cycle, developing relapse prevention plans, making amends to the community, and addressing dysfunctional thinking patterns. Facilitated group therapy for adult offenders with mental illness emphasizing social skills training, medication management, and stress reduction. Developed and implemented individualized treatment plans and maintained progress notes. Gathered prior clinical records, psychological testing results, and clinical interviews and provided written initial assessment diagnostic reports making recommendations on mental health, chemical issues, personality factors, and motivation for treatment. Provided written progress reports for county courts, case managers, probation officers, psychologists, county courts, regional treatment centers, and correction program staff. Administered, scored and interpreted MMPI-2, Shipley Institute of Living Scales, MCMI-III, and the Minnesota Sex Inventory (MSI). Participated in multidisciplinary team meetings, case consultation groups, and staff groups. South Metro Human Services-St. Paul, MN Case Manger: June 1999-January 2001 Supervisors: Roger Linehan, L.I.C.S.W. and Virginia Wolf, M. A., L.P. Clientele: Adults with severe, persistent, mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorders, chemical dependency/abuse issues, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders. Provided crisis and individual counseling to clients focusing on stabilizing mental health, medication management, emotional, vocational, social needs, community living needs, and housing needs. Developed and implemented treatment goals and assessed progress. Maintained records, chart notes, and data as required by Ramsey County. Provided testimony for Ramsey County mental illness civil commitment proceedings. Participated in multidisciplinary team meetings, case consultation groups, and training.
5 5 Mental Health Resources-St. Paul, MN Case Manager: January 1998-June 1999 Supervisors: Carol Rynders, L.I.C.S.W. and Nancy Abrahamson, Ph.D. Clientele: Adults with mental illness including severe, persistent mental illness, chemical dependency/abuse issues, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Developed individual treatment plans collaboratively with clients and provided individual counseling on issues related to transitioning back into the community, medication management, financial needs, housing, and vocational needs. Evaluated clients functional needs, documented and maintained clinical notes and treatment progress. Participated in peer supervision, case consultation, staff meetings, and trainings with multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, social workers, nursing staff, physicians, and outreach workers. INTERNSHIP AND PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE Minnesota Department of Corrections-Oak Park Heights, MN Doctoral Internship-September: Supervisors: Daniel Paskewitz, Ph.D., Adam Piccolino, Psy.D., L.P. Clientele: Adult, maximum security, male offenders with a variety of mental illness issues, personality disorders, chemical issues, cognitive deficits, and major medical issues. Provided individual psychotherapy to offenders focusing on stress management, chemical dependency issues, mental health, anger management, death and dying concerns, regulating emotions, and transitioning back into the community. Interviewed and prepared written diagnostic reports, developed individual treatment plans. Facilitated several anger management groups with a focus on identifying triggers to anger, utilizing anger reducers, appropriate communication skills, and developing individual anger management intervention plans. Assessed high risk, violent, administrative segregation offenders for reintroduction into general population and provided consultation and recommendation of finding to Warden, Administrative Staff, Correctional Staff, and Case Managers. Developed a Transitioning to the Community Group manual focusing on identifying offense cycle, interventions, recognizing thought distortions, communication skills, emotion regulation techniques, stress management, medication management, budgeting, developing positive support networks, recreation, and employment seeking skills. Implemented the training program and facilitated groups on the mental health unit. Administered, scored, interpreted finding in an integrated psychological evaluative written reports. Utilized a wide range of cognitive and personality instruments including
6 6 MCMI-III, WAIS-III, WRAT-3, Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, TOMM, Cognistat. Assessed offender for chemical dependency and abuse needs utilizing the Minnesota Department of Corrections Chemical Dependency Assessment Instrument, Provided written treatment recommendations to administration and case managers. Assessed potential danger to self and others and when deemed necessary placed offender in observation status. Provided psychological consultation for the Health Services Unit physicians and nurses in regards to terminally ill offenders. Assessed and made written referrals for psychiatric services. Provided supervisory consultation for therapy staff at MCF-LL chemical dependency treatment program. Participated in case consultation, staff meetings with multidisciplinary team and maintained and required clinical notes. Human Services Incorporated-Oakdale, MN Advanced Doctoral Practicum-December 2003: August of 2004 Supervisors: Robert Cowle, Ph.D., L.P., Don Jaehne, L.I.C.S.W., Darryl Goetz, Ph.D., L.P. Clientele: Adult clients mandated by Washington County Court for domestic abuse treatment and anger management. Interviewed and prepare written diagnostic assessments and made recommendations for domestic abuse classes and anger management groups. Co-facilitated domestic abuse and anger management groups. Provided individual therapy to clients focused on relationship, communication, and anger issues and developing strategies to deal with conflict. Participated in case consultation with multidisciplinary team, maintained all clinical notes as required. Ramsey County Mental Health-St. Paul, MN Doctoral Psychological Testing Practicum: June 2003-October 2003 Supervisors: David Stewart, Ph.D., L.P. and Jean Birbilus, Ph.D, L.P. Clientele: Adult clients with a variety of mental health, cognitive functioning difficulties, and chemical use issues. Administered, scored, and interpreted personality and cognitive psychological instruments such as MMPI-2, TAT, WAIS-III, Vineland Adaptive Survey, WRAT-3, and WJ-III. Gathered prior clinical records, psychological testing results, and clinical interview and prepared an integrated psychological evaluation written report for multiple providers and agencies.
7 7 Interviewed and prepared written diagnostic assessment for individuals discharging from inpatient psychiatric facilities and made appropriate referrals to individual, group, and other psychiatric services. Participated in case consultation, staff meetings, and trainings with a multidisciplinary team. Maintained all clinical records and clinical notes. Minnesota Veterans Home-Hastings, MN Doctoral Counseling Practicum: September 2003-May 2003 Supervisors: Pamela Mueller, Psy.D., L.P., and Mary Hayes, Ph.D., L.P. Clientele: Adult clients with a variety of mental health, personality disorders, gender issues, and chemical dependency/abuse problems. Provided individual therapy to clients focusing on interpersonal communication skills, mental health illness recovery, relationship issues, gender issues, and recovery from substance use. Collaboratively developed goals with clients and aided in implementation. Co-facilitated group therapy utilizing a variety of Dialectical Behavioral techniques Presented Motivational Interviewing in-service training to professional staff Participated in multidisciplinary team, consultation, and staff development meetings. Maintained clinical charts and notes as required. Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes, MN Master s Level Practicum: June 2000-January 2001 Supervisors: Glenn Werner, M.A., L.P., Robin Goldman, M. A., L.P., and Renee Rau, Psy.D. Clientele: Adult male sex offenders with a variety of issues such as mental health, personality disorder, and chemical dependency. Assessed progress of individualized treatment plans and wrote written reports for courts, case managers, probation officers, psychologists, and correctional program staff. Gathered data and complied information for written initial assessments making recommendations regarding mental health, personality factors, chemical use issues, and motivation for treatment. Provided written discharge summaries addressing inmates progress, psychological needs, and relapse prevention strategies for parole officers, county courts, regional treatment centers, and correctional staff. Administered, scored, and interpreted MMPI-2, Shipley Institute of Living Scale, MCMI-III, and Minnesota Sex Inventory (MSI). Participated in staff meetings, training, and case consultation groups with multidisciplinary staff. Maintained all clinical charts and notes as required.
8 8 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Alternative to Violence Program-St. Paul, MN, Domestic Abuse Advocate Fairview University Hospital-Minneapolis, MN, Guardian ad Litem-Ramsey County, RESEARCH Doctoral Dissertation: Therapist Characteristics: Biopsychosocial Interventions in Clients with SPMI. August 2008 Masters Thesis: Self in the Therapeutic Process. January 2001 Researcher: Alternatives to Violence Program. Gathered and analyzed data for quantitative study to determine effectiveness of the program, grant supported. PRESENTATIONS Provided in-service training Stress Management for Caregivers Mille Lacs Health System, April Provided in-service training Suicide Risk Assessment recognized by the Minnesota Board of Psychology to professional staff, Minnesota Department of Corrections- Lino Lakes, March Provided in-service training Motivational Interviewing to professional staff, Minnesota Veterans Home-Hastings, May Provided seven week, one hour in-service training with site supervisor Motivational Interviewing to psychological staff, Minnesota Department of Corrections-Lino Lakes, Fall TEACHING Instructed the following psycho educational classes to offenders at Minnesota Department of Corrections-Lino Lakes and Oak Park Heights: Social Skills Stress Management Victim Empathy Sex Education Relapse Prevention Domestic Abuse Changing Behavior Sexual Behavior Spirituality
9 9 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Psychological Association Minnesota Psychological Association National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis