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Biography

Ray McManamon is a therapist with 15 years of professional counseling experience. He has Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from DeSales University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University. He has extensive experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anger management issues, trauma, substance use, forensic issues, relationship issues, and personality disorders. His background includes work with children, adolescents, and adults, and he utilizes a number of evidenced based therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, integrated dual disorders treatment (for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse), dialectical behavior therapy, and EMDR. He is a Substance Abuse Specialist with Lenape Valley Foundation’s Assertive Community Treatment program and also provides individual therapy and clinical supervision for their Outpatient Program. Additionally, he works with individuals, couples, and families at a private practice in Southampton, PA.

Education

MA, Clinical/Counseling Psychology – La Salle University, Philadelphia PA
BA, Criminal Justice, Psychology – De Sales University, Center Valley, PA

Experience

May 2015-present
New Leaf Psychotherapy Services (Southampton, PA)
Therapist

  • Provide individual, marital, and family counseling utilizing cognitive therapy and systemic interventions to address emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal issues.

March 2008-present<
Lenape Valley Foundation (Doylestown, PA)
Outpatient Therapist/Supervisor

  • Provide individual therapy to persons with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders. Utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other tools to assist individuals in developing coping strategies and behaviors to reduce symptoms, achieve goals, and improve life satisfaction. Provide clinical supervision to therapists and clinical staff.

March 2008-present
Program Manager – Partial Hospital Program/Social Rehabilitation Program

  • Responsibilities included clinical supervision of staff; individual and group counseling; crisis intervention and program development.

June 2014-present
ACT Substance Abuse Specialist

  • Provide clinical interventions for individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders; Provide individual, group, and family therapy, as well as crisis intervention. Coordinate care with other providers, community resources, insurance company, and County Mental Health

November 2007-October 2010
ACT Assistant Team Leader

  • Responsible for administrative and clinical oversight of services including training and supervision of program staff, community outreach, and ensuring adherence to licensing and fidelity standards. Coordinated initial evaluation, admission, and assessment process, as well as provision of direct client care including individual, group, family, and couples therapy.

September 2005-November 2007
ACT Therapist

  • Provided individual, group, family, couples therapy and crisis management to individual diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

December 2004- September 2005
Penndel Mental Health Center (Penndel, PA)
Family Therapist

  • Provided structural family therapy, individual therapy, and parenting consultations/training in home and community settings. Responsible for assessing intergenerational patterns of behavior and implementing appropriate therapeutic interventions to restore boundaries, promote healthy communication, and decrease conflict within the family system.

August 2004 – December 2004
Mental Health Systems, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Youth Transition Case Manager

  • Lead position for program providing case management, crisis management, and counseling for young adults with mental illness. Coordinated services with mental health providers, social workers, drug and alcohol facilities, educational programs, medical providers, employment agencies, and other community programs to provide comprehensive care. Responsible for completing clinical assessments, documentation in compliance with federal guidelines, developing and implementing program protocols, and participating in community outreach activities.

February 2003- August 2004
Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Responsible for coordinating comprehensive treatment services for adults with mental health diagnoses. As lead caseworker, provided training and supervision of staff with regard to documentation and clinical interventions, as well as program management when required.

February 2003-December 2004
Community Research Foundation (San Diego, CA)
Call Center Worker, Adult Protective Services After Hours Access Line

  • Provided prompt assistance to callers reporting abuse of elderly and/or disabled persons, assessing needs, documenting concerns, as well as coordinating crisis management and emergency care/interventions with other professionals as needed.

February 2003- December 2004
Community Research Foundation (San Diego, CA)
Residential Counselor

  • Provided counseling, structure, medication management, and life skills development for adults diagnosed with mentally illness in transitional residential program. Assisted in developing and implementing therapeutic goals, monitoring activities of daily living, leading groups, and providing crisis management.

September 2000-August 2002
Foundations Behavioral Health (Doylestown, PA)
Mobile Therapist

  • Provided individual, family, and play therapy in home, school, and community settings. Conducted strengths-based, client-centered assessment and counseling in collaboration with families, teachers, and other professionals. Facilitated development and implementation of treatment plans outlining measurable clinical/ behavioral goals for youth with emotional/behavioral disorders.

March 2002-August 2002
Penndel Mental Health Center (Penndel, PA)
Forensic Therapist/Case Manager, Forensic Services Program

  • Provided individual, family, and play therapy in home, school, and community settings. Conducted strengths-based, client-centered assessment and counseling in collaboration with families, teachers, and other professionals. Facilitated development and implementation of treatment plans outlining measurable clinical/ behavioral goals for youth with emotional/behavioral disorders.

March 2002-August 2002
Penndel Mental Health Center (Penndel, PA)
Forensic Therapist/Case Manager, Forensic Services Program

  • Performed multiple duties for Forensic Services Program designed to provide therapy, case management, and community reintegration for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who were involved in the criminal justice system. Conducted clinical interviews and assessments for admission. Facilitated monthly meetings between provider agency, county delegates, probation and parole, and correctional facilities.

September 2001-March 2002
Senior Case Manager, Community Treatment Team (CTT)

  • Provided individual counseling and case management services in community settings for adults with serious and persistent mental illness for the Community Treatment Team. Provided medication monitoring, psychosocial rehabilitation, and crisis management for “high-risk” clients transitioning from state hospital or intensive inpatient facilities. Provided training and supervision of staff as well as assistance in management of crisis situations.

April 1998-2001
Intensive Case Manager

  • Assessed strengths and needs of clients (adults, children, and adolescents) and coordinated services with mental health providers, social workers, drug and alcohol facilities, educational programs, medical providers, employment agencies, and other community programs to provide comprehensive care. Provided crisis prevention and management.

August 1999- August 2000
Partial Hospital Therapist

  • As part of Graduate Internship, provided individual and group counseling for adults with serious and persistent mental illness, mild intellectual disorders, and neurological impairments at Day Treatment program.

March 2000-August 2002
Residential Support Staff (Part-Time)

  • Provided support to residents at 24-hour intensive community residential rehabilitation program for adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness, designed to help individuals develop independent living skills. Providing assistance in activities of daily living, implementing structured activities, and medication management as well as informal counseling and crisis management when needed.
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