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The Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP) certification is designed to measure an individual’s competency in performing the following job tasks. The job tasks are not presented in any particular order of importance.

1. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.

2. Encourage clients to express their feelings, discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.

3. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.

4. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.

5. Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

6. Collect information about clients through interviews, observations, and tests.

7. Act as the client’s advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

8. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.

9. Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.

10. Evaluate client’s physical or mental condition based on review of client information.


Work Verification form Attachment

2 pages

Applicants Name: Theodore V. Awad, Jr.

Applicants Title: Crisis Counselor, Counseling Department Assistant - Director

Employer Name: Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Counseling Center under umbrella of


Applicants Dates of Employment: 1/1/1996 – Present

Hours Worked per Week: 58 – 64

Average # of hours spent per week providing direct mental health service: 45

Job Description and major job duties:

Theodore V. Awad, Jr. provides direct therapeutic interventions to adults, children, and families using Cognitive based Therapy. Also has a working knowledge of Reality and Rational therapy. He is trained as

a pastoral counselor with dual degrees helps him implement Belief therapy in conjunction with therapeutic interventions. He primarily as a Staff member will work as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team utilizing assessment, case management and counseling skills to provide comprehensive treatment for the

mental health needs of mentally ill persons and those with life controlling problems. As the Assistant-Director he coordinates the Staff in multiple treatment strategies and oversight of daily operation of the office. He consults closely with the Counseling Department Advisors who are licensed to practice Medicine in the State of Maryland in resolving urgent situations and detoxification of addicted individuals who are clients. He also as Staff will work in cooperation with family members and community organizations including, but not limited to, law enforcement, hospital staff and other community providers. Clear, concise and timely documentation of all activities is required. Staff will provide short-term

Symptoms management and crisis counseling when indicated and authorized. Staff will conduct assessments of incarcerated individuals. He is a part of an on-call crisis response team. He has a working knowledge of DSM IV mental disorders and has ability to perform a thorough diagnostic assessment. His job demands strong therapeutic intervention skills. Evaluates the needs of clients, develops and implements treatment plans to assist individuals and/or families with problems such as poor personal and family adjustment, anti-social behavior, including areas of addiction and other life controlling problems. He specializes working with in crisis intervention with adolescences, young adults, and there families. However has worked with all ages and has a diversity of Clients that he works with on a regular basis. He has worked in this field for eleven years. He did his internship for pastoral counseling in our crisis counseling department and remained working with the Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Counseling Center

that are an Affiliate with TOPEC (Total Personal Care Missions International, Inc.) an Internationally recognized nonprofit that is registered in New Jersey as a 501(c) 3 with the Internal Revenue service with corporation number 0100490873 also licensed to operate in Maryland as the Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Counseling Center.


Are an Affiliate YoungAdult Crisis Hotline andCounseling Center

Work Verification form Attachment

Applicants Name: Theodore V. Awad, Jr.

Applicants Title: Crisis Counselor, Counseling Department Assistant - Director


  • Develops and implements treatment plans to help clients mobilize inner capacities and resources to improve social functioning.
  • Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions in accordance with the established treatment plan and provides crisis intervention if necessary.
  • Prepare psychological or mental health assessments by obtaining background information such as physical, psychological or mental health, and social factors which contribute to the client's situation and by studying case histories of clients/residents.
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions.
  • Provides case management to include evaluating the needs of clients, developing and implementing treatment plans, and monitoring progress.
  • Acts as an expert witness. Gives testimony and /or recommendations in court cases and/or hearings.
  • Maintain strict standards of confidentiality and management of team members


  • Human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research, or assessment, methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information
  • Information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, and methods to evaluate treatment effectiveness
  • Court/hearing, rules, records, procedures and protocol
  • Agency and/or organizational program(s)
  • Interviewing techniques


  • Develop individualized treatment plans
  • Use non-violent crisis intervention techniques
  • Assess physical, mental, social or economic needs
  • Compose and produce reports, documents and related material
  • Perform group and/or client therapeutic assessments
  • Provide psychological assessment and counseling
  • Apply social work and/or mental health assessment and counseling techniques
  • Provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing

















"The Young Adult Crisis Hotline offers immediate emotional support by telephone volunteers trained to help young adults who may be having relational problems, addictions, have a eating disorder, are suicidal, in emotional distress, or in need of reassurance. Services are free, confidential, and anonymous."

The Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Biblical Counseling Center is available to offer encouragement to you in the midst of your crisis by Pastor Teddy Awad.

1- 877-702-2GOD

Pastor Teddy Awad, CMHP

Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Biblical Counseling Center

All contact information will be kept confidential and will not be shared for your own privacy.

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Required Waiver and Release of Liability must be read and acknowledged at time of initial Crisis Hotline Correspondence(Press Here to read before you call).

The Young Adult Crisis Hotline and Biblical Counseling Center are Affiliate with TOPEC (Total Personal Care Missions International, Inc.) an Internationally recognized nonprofit that is registered in New Jersey as a  (501(c)3)  with the Internal Revenue service with corporation number 0100490873 and can receive donations that are Tax-deductible to the Giver. Please refer to you accountant for further important information regarding your giving.

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