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David T. Suda, M.Ed.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Clinical Experience in schools, inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community programs.


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Inpatient Behavior Specialist, Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit, Jan 2009 to April 2013
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa.

School Based Therapist, Bridges for Education & Medicine, March 2005 ĖJan 2009
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Supervisor Summer Camp, John Merck Camp Include, Summer Sessions 2007-08
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Clinical Supervisor, Kid Step Residential Treatment Facility, 2004-2005
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Family Therapist, Family Based Mental Health Program, 2000 to 2004
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa

Milieu Therapist II, Psychiatric Inpatient Child and Adolescent Unit, 1995-2000
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pa.



EDUCATION

Masterís Degree in Psychology & Education. (54 credits)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Grade Point Average: 3.65

Graduate Coursework in Psychology.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Existential & Psychoanalytical Psychology (18 credits)

Bachelorís Degree in Psychology.
University of Pittsburgh, (Greensburg campus), Pa.
(Minor literature & philosophy)
Honors Grade Point Average



Licensure and Certifications

Successful completion of National Counselor Certification Examination-2008.
Completed 3000 hours of Clinical Training & Supervision both inpatient and outpatient therapy.
Currently working to renew Licensed Professional Counselor License (expired in 2011)


Family Based Certification, 2004
Completed 3 years of training and supervision as family therapist, as part of the Allegheny countyís Family Based therapy program.

Crisis Trainer, July 2006
Completed 80 hours of intensive specialized training in Crisis Management. This included training in deescalating patients, and also physical restraint focused on keeping patientís safe.