Associated Therapists, Inc.
Providing administrative support to a group of independent Mental Health private practitioners located in Southern California

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Tamara D. Perez, M.S., M.F.T.
Voice Mail: (714) 766-9986
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Los Alamitos


EDUCATION:
Masters of Science, Educational Psychology, December 1995 California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. December 1989 California State University, Long Beach
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
Community Family Guidance Center / STARS Program - Cerritos, CA
Intensive Outpatient Therapist July 1998 to present
Provide therapy and case management services to high-risk children, adolescents, and families in office, home, school, and community environments.
Provide 24 hour on-call phone crisis intervention services for agency clients
Interface with multiple community systems such as school districts, DCFS, Probation, Regional Center, Department of Mental Health, local psychiatric hospitals, and legal services.
Conduct routine internal auditing of documentation to ensure quality of client care and compliance with state and county mandates.

College Hospital - Cerritos, CA
Social Worker - May 1996 to July 1998
Provided individual, group, and family therapy on the youth services unit of a crisis stabilization hospital
Completed psychosocial assessments, case management services, and participation in 5250 hearings.
Established discharge plans in coordination with staff, patients, and their families.
Acted as a liaison between the hospital and other agencies and the court system.

Valley Child Guidance Clinic - Palmdale, CA
MS Clinician / Foster Care Program - January 1996 to June 1996
Provided individual and family therapy to children and their foster family on an outpatient basis.
Made use of brief treatment, behavior modification, crisis intervention, play therapy and insight oriented therapy to enable individuals to better interact within their foster family and social environment.
Co-facilitated group therapy focused on self-esteem and socialization.
Conducted intake interviews aimed at gathering information on a client's psychosocial background.

Community Family Worker / Systems of Care -April 1994 to January 1996
Worked as part of a treatment team to provide intensive, in-home services to families with children at risk of being placed in a more restrictive setting.
Worked in conjunction with a therapist to provide therapeutic interventions within the home, school, and community.
Utilized counseling, crisis intervention, behavior modification, recreation therapy, and socialization training skills to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

The Linden Center-Los Angeles, CA
Child Counselor - March 1990 to April 1994
Helped create and maintain a structured residential program for severely sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children between the ages of 6 and 17.
Developed individualized treatment plans mutually established by an interdisciplinary team
Provided crisis intervention.
Co-facilitated group therapy for children that focused on helping children work through family issues and past abuse.

Straight Talk - Long Beach, CA
Behavior Intervention Aide - May 1989 to August 1989
Counseled and guided developmentally disabled adults in a group home.
Planned and implemented programs to teach necessary skills for future independent living.

New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist.
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
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