Paula Britton, Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Summary of Experience: Currently a professor in the Community Counseling program of a small, Liberal Arts University. Over twenty years of diverse clinical experience; administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, variety of teaching roles; three years as project director of a large research grant.

 

A. TEACHING

 

Professor: John Carroll University, Counseling and Human Services, Department of Education and Allied Studies, University Heights, Ohio.

 

Part-time faculty: WalshCollege, Canton, Ohio. Department of Counseling and Human Development. Instructor of Statistics and Computer Application, 9/88 - 12/88

 

Instructor: John Carroll University, Dept. of Continuing Education.

 

Instructor: Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. CASAL Department, Clinical Interventions and HIV Spectrum Disorders
Community Workshops on Supervision



B. CLINICAL

 

Psychologist: Private Practice, with Judith Hirshman, MD., 23250 Chagrin Blvd,
Cleveland,OH
8/02 - present
*Individualand couples counseling
*Consultation

Psychologist: Pain Management Center, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
2/95 - 6/02.
*Facilitate psycho-educational pain management groups
*Group psychotherapy
*Individual assessments and psychotherapy

Psychology Intern: Pre-Doctoral Internship in psychology
University Psychological Services, Kent State University
APA approved, 8/89 - 7/90
Responsibilities included:
*Intake and individual assessment
*Emergency and crisis intervention services
*Individual and couples psychotherapy
*Group psychotherapy
*Consultation to University organizations
*Psychoeducational presentations

Psychotherapist: Neighborhood Counseling Center (an inner-city community mental health center), Cleveland, Ohio. 4/88 to present, 15 hours/week individual and family psychotherapy

 

Psychological Trainee: University Counseling and Testing Center, The University of Akron. Eight hours per week as part of Advanced Counseling Practicum, 9/87 - 5/88.

 

Counselor: Catholic Service League of Western Stark County, Massillon, Ohio. Individual, family, marital and group counseling; relaxation training, adoption, public relations and seminars, 11/81 - 8/83
CaseManager: Ruth Ide Community Mental Health Center, Toledo, Ohio. Monitoring, assessment, advocacy, linking crisis intervention and counseling with severely mentally disabled, 9/80 - 8/81

 

Caseworker: Lucas County Children's Services Board, Toledo, Ohio. Intake department - screening referrals, assessment of abuse and dependency in children, crisis counseling, 9/78 - 9/80
C. RESEARCH

 

ProjectDirector: AIDS Prevention Among Young Inner-city Women.
Three year, National Institute of Mental Health Grant
Applied Psychology Center, Kent State University
9/90 - 9/93
Responsibilities included:
  • Management of a three-year research project investigating the application of stress and coping models to AIDS prevention/health promotion among women
  • Supervision and coordination of all staff
  • Data management and analysis
  • Professional writing and local/national presentations

 

Graduate Assistant: Department of Educational Research
7/88 - 6/89, The University of Akron. Under Dr. Isadore Newman:
  • Computer input and analysis
  • Dissertation consultation
  • Statistical interpretation
  • Teaching graduate level statistic courses
  • Tutoring in statistics and research

 

D. SUPERVISION/ADMINISTRATION

 

Supervisor
  • Master level therapists in private practice
  • Doctoral Interns for Community Counseling
  • Practicum/Internship students, Community Counseling

 

Acting Coordinator - Summer: Community Counseling Program, John Carroll University. Acted as coordinator every summer for five weeks from 1994 to present, and for fall semester, 1997. Responsible for running the counseling program of approximately 160 students, including administrative and supervisory activities.

 

Supervisor: Lutheran Children's Aid and Family Services, Cleveland, Ohio. Supervision of clinical and clerical staff, 4/84 - 8/87. Responsibilities included:
  • Orientation and evaluation of staff
  • Planning, development and implementation of programs
  • Handling intake, assignment and supervision of cases
  • Coordinating staff development
  • Pre-adoptive counseling, adoptive home studies, and foster home monitoring
  • Community outreach and consultation

 

Intake Coordinator: St. Stephen's Community House, Columbus, Ohio. Administrative responsibilities included coordination and screening of all referrals, direct supervision, outreach, and data analysis.