1 Carlos Albizu García 1 Carlos F. Albizu-García, Ph.D Lattimore Drive Clermont, FL Mobile: Home Phone: Education Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies (now: Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus) Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology Graduation Date: August 1991 Dissertation: Validity and Reliability of the Inventory of Substance Use Patterns, 3 rd Edition (ISUP3). Defended with distinction in December Miami Institute of Psychology (now: Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus) Master of Science in Psychology Graduation Date: December 1981 University of Central Florida Bachelor of Science in Psychology Graduation Date: March 1980
2 Carlos Albizu García 2 Work Experience Drug Abuse Program Coordinator Federal Correctional Complex, Petersburg, VA. December 2007 B September 2010 Coordinated drug abuse treatment for inmates at a medium security, Federal correctional institution, following a therapeutic community model. Responsibilities included supervising daily treatment activities of five drug treatment specialists, assignment of caseloads and the assessment and rating of their performance semi-annually and yearly. Also, provided comprehensive mental health services to medium security male prisoners, including intake screening at the time of arrival, group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and other requested assessment; services extended to other FCC facilities (i.e. a low security institution and Federal Prison Camp), as needed. Coordinated treatment (therapy and participation in medication management) of a caseload of inmates with chronic mental illness. Participate in various correctional exercises and duties. Assist the Chief of Psychology Services in other tasks, including acting on his or her behalf, providing on-call, crisis intervention services and serve in the capacity of Employees Assistance Program counselor. Also, at various times, participated as part of the Program Review Division team traveling to various correctional facilities throughout the Bureau of Prison to conduct audits of psychology departments to ensure compliance with agency policies and professional standards of conduct. Drug Abuse Program Coordinator Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman, FL. October 1995 B December 2007 Coordinated psycho-educational and ambulatory drug abuse treatment for inmates at a Medium security Federal correctional institution. Additionally, provided comprehensive mental health services to the general inmate population, including intake screening at the time of arrival, group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and other requested assessment. These services extended to minimum security (Camp) female prisoners. Subsequently, assumed the duties of coordinating residential drug treatment for inmates at the Low security institution. Responsibilities included supervising daily treatment activities of six drug treatment specialists, assignment of caseloads and the assessment and rating of their performance semi-annually and yearly. A cohort system was followed in
3 Carlos Albizu García 3 this residential drug program. Coordinated treatment (therapy and participation in medication management) of a caseload of inmates with chronic mental illness. Additionally, participated in various correctional exercises. Assisted the Chief of Psychology Services in tasks which included acting on his or her behalf, providing on-call, crisis intervention, and served in the capacity of Employees Assistance Program counselor. Also, at various times, participated as part of the Program Review Division team traveling to various correctional facilities throughout the Bureau of Prison to conduct audits of psychology departments to ensure compliance with agency policies and professional standards of conduct. Drug Abuse Program Coordinator Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee, FL. January October 1995 Coordinated ambulatory drug treatment and psycho-educational groups offered to male inmates at a Low security institution. Beginning in or about July 1992 (until October 1995) was tasked with coordinating residential drug treatment at the same facility. Responsibilities included supervising daily treatment activities of six drug treatment specialists, assignment of caseloads and the assessment and rating of their performance semi-annually and yearly. A system was followed in this residential drug program. Coordinated treatment (therapy and participation in medication management) of a caseload of inmates with chronic mental illness. Also, provide comprehensive mental health services, including group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, intake screening, and other requested assessment. Treat and monitor inmates with chronic mental illnesses. Also, at various times, participated as part of the Program Review Division team traveling to various correctional facilities throughout the Bureau of Prison to conduct audits of psychology departments to ensure compliance with agency policies and professional standards of conduct. Staff Psychologist Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna, Florida. September January 1992 Provided comprehensive mental health services to Medium security male inmates, as well as High security and minimum security female inmates. Services included conducting intake screenings at the time of arrival,
4 Carlos Albizu García 4 group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and other requested assessment. Coordinated treatment (therapy and participation in medication management) of a caseload of inmates with chronic mental illness. Psychology Pre-doctoral Intern Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee, Florida August September 1990 Conducted individual and group therapy sessions with incarcerated offenders; administered and interpreted assessment instruments; assisted in the development and maintenance of treatment program for Axis II patients based on a Dialectical Behavior Therapy model. Developed and implemented treatment plans for chronically mentally ill patients; Provide psychological consultation to physicians regarding medical and surgical patients; Reviewed housing status of segregated offenders; Lead psycho educational group activities related to substance abuse; Provided consultation to attorneys; Attended didactic activities on case law and correctional issues. Administered battery of intelligence, personality, and projective instruments to individuals in a psychiatric in-patient facility. Ages ranged from adolescence to geriatric. United States Probation Officer United States District Court, for the District of Puerto Rico April August 1989 Conducted pre-sentence investigations of defendants awaiting sentencing before the US District Court. Also, held a caseload of ex-felons who were now serving terms of parole, probation or supervised release. Consultant to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Department of Health, Assistant Secretariat for Mental Health Psycho-social Rehabilitation Services April April 1988 Provided training to mental health staff working for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in mental health centers, on the principles and practice of psycho-social rehabilitation. Assessed current practices in dealing with those experiencing chronic mental conditions, and developed programs that intended to promote increased levels of independent functioning, among those being served.
5 Carlos Albizu García 5 Fellowship House of Florida, Miami, FL. Case worker in a psycho-social rehabilitation center, serving chronic mentally ill individuals. Duties included running in-house and community social programs available to as well as assisting them with matters related to community employment, and independent living arrangements. Research Experience Teaching Experience Dissertation: Reliability and Validity of the Inventory of Substance Use Patterns, 3 rd Edition (ISUP3). Administer a group inventory designed to ascertain past drug use, current preoccupation with substance use, and motivation for treatment, in inmates currently housed in Federal correctional facilities. Universidad Metropolitana Ana G. Méndez Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Instructed various introductory courses. These included those designed to assist disadvantaged students in acquiring or improving their studying habits and critical thinking abilities. Also instructed 100 level psychology courses.
6 Carlos Albizu García 6 Lake-Sumter Community College South Lake Campus Clermont, FL Instructed first and second year students in Introduction to Psychology, and Psychology and Human Development courses. Selected Training Experiences July 2010: Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies 1. Medication-assisted Therapies for Addiction 2. Recovery: How is it defined, who gets to decide 3. Ethics and Dual Diagnosis: Does Categorization Matter? June 2010: BOP Psychology Treatment Programs Coordinators training Experiential training on the dynamics of treatment and clinical supervision of drug treatment staff following a modified therapeutic community model. September 2009: Motivational Interviewing Seminar for practitioners May 2009: Maryland Psychological Association Annual Conference The Life of an Addict: How Alcohol and Drug Addictions Operate in the Life of the Addict Individual (two half days). May 2009: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People get Better June 2008: Virginia Summer Institute on Addiction Studies 1. Offender Criminogenic Needs and Treatment 2. Clinical Supervision: An Active and Individualized Approach April 2005: Basic Interpretation of the MMPI-2 (2 days) August 2003: American Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference: Master Lecture with Dr. William Glasser: Counseling with Choice Theory: The New Reality September 2002: Issues in Supervision (discussed various models of clinical supervision) August 2002: Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnoses: New Approaches (seminar addressed, from a psychiatrist point of view, the recent advances in medication assisted treatment of addictions).
7 Carlos Albizu García 7 August 2002: Group Leadership for Drug and Alcohol Counselors (week long workshop on group therapy techniques). July 2000: American Academy of Forensic Psychology: Advanced Forensic Psychology Practice: Issues and Applications
8 Carlos Albizu García 8 sprofessional Memberships/ Licensure Languages References Licensed as Clinical Psychologist, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Fluent in English and Spanish (advanced as regards reading, writing and speaking). Basic Italian language skills as regards reading, writing and speaking. Provided upon request.
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