Caitlin W. Binning, MSW







Eligible for licensure in Virginia and Washington DC


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                      Master of Social Work                         1997

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                      Bachelor of Social Work                      1990





Community Connections, Inc.                                                                        4/01-Present

Washington DC


Clinical Coordinator

Supervise four long-term residential treatment houses for consumers with dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse issues and/or trauma histories. Provide clinical supervision for 15-20 direct service staff; manage fiscal and physical operations of facilities. Act as Clinical liaison with other providers to ensure that psychiatric, medical and psychosocial needs of clients are met.  Developed, implemented and supervise Supported Living model of in-vivo services for clients transitioning to independent living settings to enhance skills and promote community integration and tenure.


NAMI-Virginia (formerly Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill)                      11/95-4/01

Annandale, Virginia


Deputy Director  (4/00-4/01) - Supervised statewide family education programs, supervised office and program staff, coordinated consumer committee in developing a statewide consumer education program, analyzed policy and draft position papers, legislative initiatives. Represented the agency and its constituents on multiple state level committees with the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS), other state agencies, local public and private service providers. Also provided public education, written and oral testimony on state and federal issues impacting families and consumers. Provided consultation and support to local mental health centers on development and enhancement of service delivery models, particularly around housing and supports.


Program Director (11/95-4/00) - Coordinated statewide family education program. Managed an information and referral service for consumers with serious mental illnesses and their families.  Provided technical assistance to 27 local chapters on advocacy at the state and local levels pertaining to mental health care, services, policy, funding, housing and human rights. Developed and/or analyzed policy on state and local levels, provided legislative testimony and advocacy. Developed a Pro Bono Legal Assistance program with the Virginia Bar Association. Provided consultation and support to local mental health centers on development and enhancement of service delivery models.


Capitol Medical Center                                                                                       9/97-4/00

Richmond, Virginia


Psychiatric Social Worker (2/98-4/00)

Provided casework and discharge planning with consumers in a psychiatric, acute inpatient setting. (Part-time second job)


MSW Student Intern  (9/97-12/97)

Social Services-Provided casework and discharge planning with consumers in a psychiatric inpatient acute care setting as well as individual and group therapy. Participated in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.


Chesterfield Community Services Board                                                        11/92-11/95

Chesterfield, Virginia


Mental Health Case Manager  (11/92-11/95) - Case managed approximately 50 seriously mentally ill adults. Worked collaboratively with psychiatric team, psychosocial rehabilitation staff, and other agencies to enhance community integration.  Linked consumers to community resources. Provided advocacy, outreach, assessment of needs, functioning and crisis intervention.


MSW Student Intern: Crisis Services, Chesterfield Community Services Board (9/94-5/95) - Provided crisis intervention services, including crisis therapy, evaluations and hospital prescreenings. Completed agency intakes and community referrals for consumers requesting services. Utilized brief and longer-term therapy models with assigned consumers.


Mental Health Case Manager, District 19 Community Services Board Petersburg, Virginia  (11/90-11/92)

Offered case management services to 50-60 consumers with serious mental illnesses. Provided supportive counseling and crisis intervention services, including hospital prescreening assessments and admissions. Additionally, completed assessments, provided crisis intervention, hospital prescreening assessments, supportive counseling and coordinated psychiatry services for consumers in the Petersburg jail.


The Daily Planet, Inc.                                                                                       11/86-5/94

Richmond, Virginia


Relief Worker  (9/88-5/94) - Completed assessments of homeless consumers with substance abuse, mental illnesses and/or mental retardation, in a private, non-profit, multi-service agency. Provided crisis intervention, information and referrals to community resources, including arranging shelter, benefits, mental health treatment and other supports. Facilitated individual and group activities aimed at developing peer relations skills. Supervised staff on weekends.


Job Training Supervisor  (10/86-11/89) - Trained homeless or formerly homeless, mentally ill and/or developmentally disabled adults to perform house cleaning and yard work in a supervised employment program. Provided skills training and supports designed to lead to independent employment.





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