Fall 2018 Career Series

Monday, 11/5 - Social Work/Counseling Presentation

Bousefield 160, 4:30 p.m.
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Andrea Gehen
Wheeler's Clinic's Child, Youth, & Family Support Center at the Health and Wellness Center, Hartford, CT

  • Meet with adolescents weekly to promote educational, vocational, & emotional support
  • Establish community linkages to connect clients with pro-social activities and basic needs
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to foster/maintain client engagement while encouraging clients to create positive changes in their lives
  • Provide regular updates to Hartford Juvenile Probation to reflect client progress
  • Facilitate CBT-intervention groups:
    • Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) - a group for stress management
    • VOICES - a self-discovery group for adolescent females
    • MET/CBT (Motivational Interviewing - Enhanced Techniques - Cognitive-Based Therapeutic Interventions) - a group for substance abuse reduction

Tuesday, 11/6 - Entry Level Jobs Presentation

Bousefield A106, 5 p.m.
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Brianna Bellavia
Admissions Coordinator, Office of Admissions, UConn Stamford

  • UConn, BA Psychological Sciences and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • Plans and organizes different events, such as campus tours, group visits, open houses, husky for a day, etc.
  • Manages student tour guides by assisting with trainings, evaluations, and scheduling
  • Creates promotional materials
  • Brainstorms new ways to reach prospective students
  • Daniel Whitehill
    Mental Health Counselor, Lahey Behavioral Health Services, Lynn, MA

  • UConn, BA Psychological Sciences
  • Record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient's status.
  • Assist in the admitting, discharging and transferring process of patients, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  • Respond to patient care needs and issues ranging from personal hygiene to one on one conversations

Wednesday, 11/7 - Crime and Justice Presentation

Bousefield 160, 5 p.m.


Peter J. Watts
Juvenile Probation Officer, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, Willimantic, CT

  • UConn, Bachelor's in Sociology, concentration in Criminology
  • Completes intake, assessment, and referral of juveniles who have been arrested for violating any Federal or State law/s, Municipal, or Local Ordinance law/s
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators, and social service agencies within the community
  • Monitors court ordered probation supervision conditions and services
  • Monitors and tests for substance use
  • Prepares pre-dispositional studies for the court and formulates appropriate dispositional alternatives
  • Maintains probation contact records and prepares status reports
  • Prepares detention hearings and initiates probation violations, in conjunction with the State's Attorney
  • Testifies at court hearings

Thursday, 11/8 - Social Work/Counseling Presentation

Bousefield A106, 5 p.m.


Tom Martin
Social Work Supervisor, Norwich Department of Children and Families

  • Eastern Connecticut State University, BA in Sociology
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Master's in Social Work
  • Provides supervision to 6 Social Workers who are responsible for a child protection case
  • Jonathan Zane
    Social Work Supervisor, Norwich Department of Children and Families

  • George Mason University, BA Psychology
  • Supervises a unit of newly hired social workers
  • Supervisor of a unit providing services to adolescents in care
  • Child protection investigator and adolescent services specialist
  • Previous DCF positions as a child welfare trainer

Tuesday, 11/13 - UConn School of Social Work Presentation

Bousefield 160, 3 p.m.
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Milagros Marrero-Johnson
Director of Student and Academic Services