Resume of Alison Craker, M.A., L.P.C.

Lifetime Member of the International Dyslexia Association

 Areas of Speciality

Previous Experience

Counseling

  • Provide neural cognitive rehabilitation therapy for clients struggling with ADHD, Dyslexia, sensory integration, central auditory processing issues, and other learning disabilities.
  • Assisted in leading group of disabled youth and college age individuals (Down Syndrome, learning disabled, autism, including physical disabilities) to enable them to improve socialization skills.
  • Counsel high school students in dealing with issues involved of attending college:  moving away from home, selecting a major/career, financial assistance/scholarship applications.
  • Designed treatment plans at a counseling center for a wide variety of diagnoses:  Schizophrenia, Borderline, depression, co-dependency, substance abuse, other abuse issues.
  • Provided counseling in a hospital setting to:  geriatric patients, teen mothers with newborns, stroke victims and suicidal patients in ICU and ER; assisted with in-patient discharge.
  • Conduct home visits and interviews with families waiting for a mentor for their child. Families dealing with incarcerated parents, low-income and other financial strains, children being raised by single parent and/or in the foster care system.

Instruction & Training

  • Supervised and trained new therapists in the Sharper Minds multi-sensory cognitive program.
  • Researched and developed lesson plans and instructed high school students in academic and motivational topics.
  • Trained volunteer singles, couples, and families how to be mentors for young children in need, as well as provided on going support for them during their mentoring match.
  • Offered Presentations on the AIDS epidemic to students, parents, and educators, drawing heavily on experiences from a World Visions mission to Zambia: gleaned information about local conditions.
  • Provided information and support to local population and World Vision on-site staff.
  • Administered the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to a group of couples:
    • Interpreted the results
    • Explained how the results impacted each couple’s communication.
  • Trained group leaders to be mentors, lead small groups, and applied appropriate discipline, including specific techniques to deal with teenage issues (behavioral modification).