Alex Furtado

Experienced Mental Health Technician and team player in Amherst, Massachusetts

Recent Graduate with B.S. in Psychology. Direct experience as a mental health technician looking to serve the mentally ill population.Experience conducting intakes, psychoeducational class, and individual sessions with a deep understanding of military culture and mental health.

I am an empathetic, even-tempered, and patient person. I believe in doing things for the betterment of the community over the individual because I believe we all fail or succeed together. When situations unexpectedly devolve into chaos,I focus on the tasks that need immediate attention and resolve them timely and competently.

I am currently looking for a position as a mental health technician or other similar occupation in psychology . My long-term goal is to earn my Psy. D in Clinical Psychology. I would like to one day become a director of an outpatient community mental health facility and provide the best possible mental health care to all Americans despite their income, race, ethnicity, or geographical location..

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4 years of experience as a Behavioral Health Technician with the U.S. Army.

The Army and Non-Commissioner Officer Academy taught me that providing purpose, motivation, and direction to your employees is an immensely important skills, and that leadership is not just simply giving order. It is about taking care of those assigned to you, and leading them to accomplish the mission while taking care of their welfare.

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While working in a mental health outpatient clinic we saw far too many soldiers that our staff could see in a timely manner. I saw this problem and stepped up to volunteered to teach groups that would cover the most common symptoms in the population. These groups covered topics such as sleep hygiene, assertive communication, relationships, mindfulness, deep breathing techniques, and reframing delusional and intrusive maladaptive thoughts.I took initiative by asking to lead these psychoeducation groups which resulted in the providers being able to provide treatment to more people in less time.

  • Education
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Bristol Community College