About


Tricia Gordon BA, CAC II, NCAC II
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Summary of Qualifications

January 29,2018 – present                                                                                                                Behavioral Health Group                                                                                                                     Spartanburg, SC                                                                                                                                         Clinical Supervisor and Addictions Therapist                                                                                      –Duties include employee relations, public relations, community outreach, clinical supervision, management duties, conflict resolution, conducting professional development activities, managing time off requests, schedule adherence, timekeeping, and timecard approval for the counseling department, staff trainings, coaching, providing recommendations for new hires, promotions, demotions, and terminations, correction of staff behavioral issues as needed, participating in (clinical) staff annual performance evaluations, providing consultation to non-clinical staff, coordinating patient admissions, managing caseload assignments, conducting regular compliance audits of counselor caseloads and of individual patient files, intake screenings and addictions assessments, mental health assessments, referrals, drug screening, addictions counseling, behavior modification, mental health counseling, relapse prevention, detox, treatment planning, coordination of care, case management, etc.

March 17, 2014 – January 23, 2018
Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center
Duncan, SC
Clinical Supervisor and Addictions Therapist
-Certified by NCC AP 2/28/16 NCAC II
-Was specifically recruited to help open a new Opioid Treatment Program offering Medication-Assisted Treatment at a medical treatment facility.
-Duties include employee relations, public relations, clinical supervision, management duties, coordinating patient admissions, managing caseload assignments, correction of staff behavioral issues as needed, participating in (clinical) staff annual performance evaluations, conducting regular compliance audits of counselor caseloads and of individual patient files, conflict resolution, intake screenings and addictions assessments, mental health assessments, referrals, drug screening, addictions counseling, behavior modification, mental health counseling, relapse prevention, detox, treatment planning, staff trainings, coaching, coordination of care, patient “art therapy” group, guided visualization and hypnotherapy, case management, etc.
-Started an addictions blog to promote understanding of addiction and treatment, to reduce the stigma associated with addiction, and to offer support to those suffering from substance use disorders
-Completed 15-hour training to obtain the Diploma in Modern Human Resource Management
-Turned the clinic group room into a patient art gallery called “Art Happens Gallery,” where the pieces made by patients and staff during weekly art group are proudly displayed
-Started Recovery Month Karaoke occurring each September and Christmas Karol-oke during the holidays to promote patient engagement in fun sober events and activities
-Ongoing community outreach efforts including organizing annual non-perishable food drive each September and annual holiday toy drive to benefit local families in need

June 30, 2008 – March 16, 2014
Greenville Metro Treatment Center
Greenville, SC
Clinical Counselor/Addictions Therapist
-Was asked by Greenville Metro Treatment Center’s Regional Director in December of 2013 to run the Columbia, SC clinic as Program Director -Obtained 56.5 hours of Clinical Supervision Education
-Certified by SCAADAC 11/30/12 CAC II (450 education hours in core counseling areas)
-Certified by SCAADAC 11/30/10 CAC I
-Duties include heading the clinic compliance team, addictions screenings and assessments, mental health assessments, referrals, addictions counseling, mental health counseling, relapse prevention, detox, treatment planning, staff trainings and clinical supervision, coaching, patient “art therapy” group, guided visualization/hypnotherapy, etc.

September 2011 – Present
Gordon Family Card Ministry
Owner/Volunteer
-making cards for the residents in a local assisted-living facility for the aged (Begun in honor of my deceased mother who worked as a very dedicated CNA in a nursing home)

March 2014 – present
Tricia Gordon Hospice Card Ministry
Owner/Volunteer
-Begun in honor of the caring hospice workers who took such good care of my dying mother, and who were such a blessing to her and to our family

September 2006 – November 2017
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Greenville, SC
Volunteer/Teaching Assistant
-Assisting Religious Education (CCD) teachers by helping keep order in the classroom, distributing supplies, assisting students with classwork, door monitor, “floater,” helping out with sacrament preparation projects as needed, substitute teaching as needed, filling in wherever needed
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Education

1996 – 2003
University of South Florida
Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology
-Member of several honor societies including The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pi Gamma Mu, and Golden Key International Honour Society
-Maintained an “A” average for entire school career at USF
-Graduated with honors

1990 – 1992
Manatee Community College
Bradenton, FL
Associate of Arts Degree
-Graduated on the Dean’s List
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Hobbies, Interests, and Activities
-Drawing, Sculpting, Painting, Cartooning, Photography, Scrapbooking, Sewing, Reading, Writing, Learning, Doing Research on Current Topics of Interest, Spending Time with My Family, Biking, In-line Skating, Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Weight Training

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