Professional Experience/Biography

Rebecca Brunette, LCSW • RESUME (PDF)

Education

M.S.W, Graduated with distinction
California State University, Fresno
August 1994

B.A. Psychology, Minor in Child Development
California State University, Chico
December 1991

Special Endorsements & Certifications

  • Trauma-Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Certified) • 2013
    Certified by the California Institute of Mental Health to provide evidenced-based treatment for children aged 3-18 who have experienced one or more significant traumatic life events resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms or functions of impairment.
    California Institute of Mental Health  www.cimh.org
  • Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist • 2012
    Endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health.
    This is a two year, post-graduate certification program which involves state-of-the-art preparation and training along with a rigorous portfolio review.
    California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health www.cacenter-ecmh.org
  • The Incredible Years – Certified, Experienced Facilitator • 2011
    This is an evidenced-based prevention and intervention parenting program intended to enhance children’s social and emotional competencies and to reduce behavior problems.  The program uses a group format to support parents in playing with their children, using encouragement and praise appropriately, establish effective limit setting and consequences, support their child in regulating emotions, make friends, cope with peer problems and guide them in healthy problem solving and academic success.
    The Incredible Years www.incredibleyears.com
  • Certificate in Play Therapy from JFK University • 2008
    Just as adults use words, children use play to communicate.  Therapeutic play can be used to help children communicate, resolve their problems and obtain optimal mental health. This certificate involved 60 units of play therapy courses designed to strengthen theoretical knowledge and enhance clinical practice using a variety of play therapy techniques.
     J.F. K. University, Pleasant Hill, CA.