Shavon L. Fields

2004 DePaul University Chicago, IL
M.Ed. Human Services and Counseling
n  Higher Education/Licensure; School Counseling
1998 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
B.A. English
n  Foreign study at the University of West Indies, Trinidad W.I
School Counseling Intern (Type 78), State Certification - 2004
Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - 2004
Domestic Violence Certification - 2003
Guidance and Counseling (Type 73), State Certification - July 2005
Professional Skills
Counseling and Interpersonal Skills
v  Advanced clinical skills counseling children and adults with various challenges such as mental illness, adjustment to school or work, recovering from trauma, financial concerns, and parent/child issues
v  Ability to develop productive and nurturing relationships with clients, colleagues, and community resources while displaying sensitivity to sexual and cultural diversity
Guidance Counseling Skills
v  Experience assisting students, parents, and teachers with academic, personal and vocational growth by applying college, career, and personal counseling skills
v  Proficiency in developing and implementing guidance curriculum to address academic, career, and personal needs of students based on the American School Counseling Association model
Research and Organizational Skills
v  Developed excellent organizational skills to arrange and coordinate special events, workshops, and meetings
v  Conducted need assessments, outcome research, and career and college research using various technology resources
Professional Experience
Guidance Counseling Intern - South Shore High School of Leadership, Chicago, IL 2004-2005
v  Provided guidance counseling to students to address personal, academic, and post-secondary planning needs
v  Implemented career guidance curriculum to supplement ACT Explore coursework
v  Coordinated and advised National Honor Society activities
Human Services and Counseling Student - DePaul University, Chicago, IL 2001-2004
v  Facilitated counseling group for 8th grade girls at Black Magnet to address identified issues such as transitioning to high school, self-esteem, family and peer relationships
v  Provided consultation services to Rolling Meadows High School guidance department by conducting program evaluations, need assessments, and research to present program improvement recommendations
Counseling Administrative Assistant/Research Coordinator - DePaul University, Chicago, IL 2001-2005
v  Managed administrative and research functions of counseling office including outreach events and student crises
v  Helped create outcome research initiative designed to improve student services
Clinical Counseling Intern - Family Rescue Domestic Violence Agency, Chicago, IL 2003-2004
v  Provided individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to women and children victims of domestic violence to address various concerns such as mental illness, educational and career decisions, trauma recovery, self-esteem, and behavior management.
Director/Consultant - Success Labs, Chicago, IL 1999-2000
v  Supervised operations and staff of reading program designed to improve Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores.
Substitute Teacher - Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL 1998-1999
v  Organized sports program at Robert A. Black Elementary School while teaching 1st - 8th grades
Program Coordinator/Resident Assistant - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1997-1998
v  Supervised dormitory and coordinated creative programs to enhance personal, academic, and community growth
Volunteer Activities
Consultant - Robert A. Black Elementary School, Chicago, IL
v  Provide programs, counseling, and intervention to address identified personal/social concerns of students and staff
Advisor - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chicago State University
v  Supervise, advise, and mentor undergraduates regarding organization operations, academic and financial aid concerns, and personal issues
Alumni Recruiter - Dartmouth Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
v  Conduct interviews, advising sessions, participate in college fairs, and advise students and high school staff regarding financial aid, academics, and other admission topics
Professional Development
"Strengthening Families in Troubled Times" - Chicago Center for Family Health with Salvador Minuchin; 2003
“Careers Conference” - Center on Education and Work at University of Wisconsin; 2003/2005
“Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling Annual Conference” - IACAC; 2002
“Minorities in Higher Education” - DePaul University Student Affairs; 2001