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Christine Scholder Resume

Career Objective:  To pursue employment in the behavioral health field that will provide knowledge and empowerment to fellow peers.


Educational Experience:

December 14th   2007 Completed Certified Peer Support Specialist Employment Training

 (Recovery Opportunity Center )

Chris Martin Director of Training  & Consulting   1-602-509-2827


September 2007, Advocacy Workshop Entitled “The Disability Advocacy Support Hub” funded by PA Developmental Disabilities Council


Participated in Several Workshops & Conferences: 

Allegheny Health Choices, A Region in Recovery, How Does your County Fare?, Sept, 2007

You Can Do It Too!!, by LIFT, July, 2007

Recovery, the Road We Travel, June, 2007

                PMHCA Workshop, June 2007

                DIC Conference, Nittany INN, May, 2007

                Peace over State and Mind Stigma, Torrence State Hosp., May, 2007

                Recovery in the Stix, May, 2007


1995 Penn State University:  Classes taken related to Crisis Counseling and Community Emergence Response Team. 


1986  St. Marys Area High School


Work Experience:

October 2007 – COPE Drop In Center Ridgway PA 15827

               Marilyn Lang 1-814-776-2664

April 2007 –current Motivational Speaker (Behavioral Health / Bipolar Self-Help Programs )

Write and present self-help programs Juggling Your Bipolar Life Recovery Presentation

      Step- by-step instructions on how to use & make a symptom chart booklet.

Thinking positive & building Self-Esteem.

Staying on the road to recovery.

Staying alive by making a suicide prevention plan,


April, 2006- current Sit on the Board of the Anti-Stigma Education Group through Western Region CSP in Butler, PA as well as a member of Local CSP of Elk/Cameron Counties.


Feb. 2006:  Published a self help book titled “Juggling your Bipolar Life, New successful Ways of Treating and Dealing with Bipolar Disorder”.


2005- current Enrolled in Bipolar Study held by WPIC, under the direction of Catherine A. Kalas.


2004- 2007 Participation in “Bipolar Study” through UPMC, under the direction of Dr. Scott Turkin, DuBois Behavioral Health Center, DuBois, PA.


1997- Wrote and Produced children’s video titled “What about Self Esteem and Setting Goals”, sold throughout the USA, teaching life skills to help children grow into successful adults.  Video was produced under the S.H.E.P. Program.


1995- Founder of   S.H.E.P.Programs, (Self Help Educational Prevention Education Programs).  Program was established to teach and promote skill to target school, teen clubs, church groups.  Examples include self esteem, teen dating danger, “Hands are no for Hitting”.


1994-1995 -Work Experience as a domestic Violence counselor, child advocate, sexual assault counselor, prevention ed coordinator at CAPSEA, Citizens against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse.


1992  Entertainment Advisor in founding the start of the annual Hometown Festival in St, Marys PA.


1982-Current  Professional Juggler/Entertainer, Motivational Speaker & Author



Christine (Schloder) Abrahamson



                                               Christine (Schloder) Abrahamson



                                   Personal and Professional References



1.  Chris Martin Director of Training  & Consulting

ROC Recovery Opportunity Center

2701 N 16th St Suite 316

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Work 866-481-5362

Cell 602-509-2827


2.  Dr. Scot Turkin M.D.


DuBois Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Services



3.  Amy Bankovic MA, LPC, NCC

DuBois Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health

DuBois Pa 15801




4. Valerie J Vicari

Community Program Manger

Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services



5. Marilyn Lang

 Dickinson Mental Health Center

 C.O.P.E Drop-in Center


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