Career Objective: To pursue employment in
the behavioral health field that will provide knowledge and empowerment to fellow peers.
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
in Several Workshops & Conferences:
Allegheny Health Choices, A Region in Recovery, How Does your County Fare?, Sept,
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
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
Write and present self-help programs Juggling Your Bipolar Life Recovery
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”. http://bipolardisordershepp.tripod.com
2005- current Enrolled in Bipolar Study held by WPIC, under the direction of Catherine
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