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Tracy Meachem
2544 Lancewood Lane
Lithonia, GA 30058
(770) 987-0324 (home)
(678) 702-2196 (cellular)
tm65105a@westpost.net
JOB OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in a professional setting where I can counse
l, encourage, and provide youth and their families' mental health and educationa
l services.
EDUCATION:
Argosy University
Atlanta, Georgia
Masters in Professional Counseling
Degree Conferred: Currently enrolled
Albany State University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Concentration: Counseling
Degree Conferred: 1993
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
10/2002- present Chris Kids, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
Position: Social Service Treatment Coordinator; Program Director
Duties: Case management, intake, collaboration with community resources (i.e.,
DFCS, DJJ, MHDDAD,MAAC, etc), coordinate meetings with families, and school abou
t resident performance and behaviors; Operational supervisor for two therapeutic
group homes, and primary contact for insuring the residents needs are being met
in order to meet the needs for room, board, and watchful oversight. Conducts ad
mission intake assessment interviews for incoming residents, conducts life skill
s groups, individual counseling, behavior management plans, treatment planning,
manages residential direct care staff, attend panel/case reviews, and school mee
tings.
11/2005-1/2006 Cobb County Community Service Board
Smyrna, Georgia
Position: Crisis Outreach Counselor/Team Leader(part-time/ temporary)
"Project Hope" for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees
Duties: Crisis counseling, disaster relief aid, provide crisis intervention pla
ns, provide evacuees with housing and job resources, oversee crisis outreach wo
rkers, serve as a liaison to clinical supervisor and project coordinator.
Supervisors: Lyneve Willson, Amy Stevens, LPC
8/1999-8/2002 Providence Development Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia
Position: Community Partnerships Specialist
Duties: Established and maintained on-going collaborative relationships wit
h community agencies and organizations to promote the access of children and fam
ilies to community services that were responsive to their needs, and to assure c
ommunity needs also were being met. Negotiated and maintained at least 20 collab
orative agreements/contracts each program year.
Position: Family Support Manager
Provide an outreach and recruitment process which systematically ensured the enr
ollment of eligible children, including children with disabilities. Supervise a
team of 15 Social Workers. Implemented and accessed training needs for social wo
rkers. Developed a system for identifying, meeting children / families needs and
goals. Developed referral plans, including follow-up and counseling to ensure d
elivery of needed services. Negotiated and developed partnerships/collaborative
agreements with resource agencies, as well as businesses, provide profit and non
profit agencies that can meet the needs of children and families. Assist the gov
erning body Policy Council with developing policies and procedures. Solicit volu
nteer and in-kind contributions. Reviewed Child Plus Software data input and out
put for on-going monitoring. Monitored and evaluated the performance of the Soci
al Workers. Coordinated and developed the community needs assessment.
Supervisor: Ilene Farley
4/1997-8/1999 Lifespan Psychological Services
Atlanta, Georgia
Group Facilitator
Duties: Conduct weekly psycho educational and behavioral management groups for
adolescents ages 12-17, assisted on-site psychologist with treatment planning, a
nd progress reports.
Psychometrist
Duties: Provide psychological services that include the administration and scor
ing of intellectual, achievement, and personality evaluations for private practi
ce. Evaluations include intellectual, personality testing, neuropsychological te
sting, mental status examinations, and clinical interviews. Clients include chil
dren, adolescents, and adults from various populations.
Supervisor: Melanie Echols, PhD

8/98-11/02 Albany State University


Albany, Georgia
Rural African American Study
Consultation Practicum: Research Assistant
Duties: Assist faculty with research interviewing process, data collection, ass
essed parent-child-teacher relationships, and conducted in-home family interview
s.
Supervisor: Murelle Harrison, PhD

VOLUNTEER
EXPERIENCE:
1/03-2/04 Today Care Children's Center
Lithonia, Georgia
Duties: Worked with school age children and adolescents, attend trainings and g
roup meetings, play therapy, and art therapy.

08/06- present Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta


Atlanta, Georgia
Duties: Mentor

ORGANIZATIONAL
EXPERIENCES:
8/03-Present Student Affiliate Associate member of the Licensed Professional Cou
nselor Association (Georgia)
8/00-12/02 Student member of the Association of Black Psychologists, Collegiate
Representative

CONFERENCES
ATTENDED: Licensed Professional Counselor Association
Atlanta, Georgia
May 2005
Social Sciences Behavioral Regional Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
November 2002
TRAININGS/CERTIFICATIONS: IMPACT Certification
Completion of basic 180 hours Substance Abuse course working towards Certified A
ddiction Counseling
CPR and First Aid Certification
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification