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Ram Upadhaya

  Joined: Sep 29 2015
  Certifications: CCAC
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  RAM UPADHAYA Unit 66, 15353 100 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3R 3S6 Cell: 604-720-5371 Email: SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS  Master’s Degree in Sociology  Certified Canadian Addiction Counselor Designation from CACCF  Addiction Counselling Skills Diploma Course from Vancouver Community College  Sound for assessment, intake, orientation for youth with concurrent disorder issues  Demonstrated knowledge of FHA Mental Health and substance abuse issues  Demonstrated knowledge of Core Addictions Practice and Trauma Informed Practice  Sound skills to support community-oriented transitional plans  Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based & progressive techniques for recovery  Strong to provide intervention/treatment planning for concurrent disordered individuals  Demonstrated experience in 12 steps program, Detoxification, AA, and NA meetings  Strong in CBT, relapse prevention, harm-reduction, motivational interviewing questions  Sound experience in all aspects of addiction treatment from assessment to discharge  Demonstrated in Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  Strong in harm-reduction to abstinence approaches of addiction treatment  Excellent in solution-focused counselling and bio-psycho-social model of change  Demonstrated to engage, support, empower & increase motivation for change  Excellent in strengths-based recovery model, & client-centered collaborative practices  Demonstrated working experience with Strength and Needs Assessment tool  Sound for one- on- one counseling, client-centered and group counseling for addiction  Demonstrated in treatment planning, clinical counseling and prevention activities  Sound knowledge of addictions disorders, group therapy, & educational presentations  Strong in Attachment theory, Applied Therapy, and psychotherapeutic processes  Demonstrated in Narrative and Collaborative therapy, and Psycho-pharmacology Model  Sound knowledge and experience in trans-theoretical model of change  Demonstrated knowledge in Transition, Discharge and Continuing Care Plans  Current First Aid/CPR, Mandt Training, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificates  BC class 4 driver’s license, 5 million business insurance, and have own car  Excellent in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, and writing reports SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  6+ years counseling experience with 600+ concurrent disordered individuals  6+ years experience in criminal justice system of BC, Canada  6+ years education and motivational services for addictive personalities  Member of Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF)  Monitored and supervised 400+ offenders, including concurrent disorder offenders RELATED EXPERIENCE Volunteer New Westminster, Area Correctional Services of Canada May 2012-Present Assisting offenders, including concurrent disordered youths, by providing different support services including employment and education along with monitoring and supervising, trauma-care services, motivational interviewing, counseling and outreach services. Community Support Worker July 26, 2013-ongoing Milieu Community Services Society Assisting different support services and treatment for individuals including youth and adolescents and their families who are under influence of substance abuse, and also are suffering from complex behaviors, depression, stress, anxiety, and suicidal tendency. Providing social skills, life skills, employment and education, community inclusion, emotional support, treatment, and different community outreach programs Practicum St. James Community Services, Vancouver BC July 01, 2013-July 26, 2013 Assisted assigned individuals, including youths/adults and their families by providing addiction counseling services, recreation, outreach and community resources services Assistant Probation and Parole Officer Mar 2011-Sept. 2011 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Windsor, ON - Provided intervention, outreach, referrals, risk management of substance abuse offenders - Provided updates to the courts and complete various referral forms - Provided crisis intervention strategies. Monitored and supervised high-risk offenders Addiction Worker July 2008-Feb.2011 Cambie Transition House/Knowltons Drugs, Vancouver, BC - Direct delivery services to concurrent disorder individuals including aboriginal individuals for their treatment services, education and employment, and rehabilitation processes Host Program Volunteer (Part Time) Feb 2009-Feb 2011 Immigrant Services Society, Vancouver, BC - Provided settling services to new immigrants and refugees/youth-at risk and family services Interpreter (Part Time) Jan 2008-Feb 2011 Fraser Health and Abbottsford Community Services, Vancouver, BC - Interpreted various languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu& Nepali Social Organizer June 2007 - June 2008 ACORN Canada, New Westminster, BC Designed and implemented public outreach campaigns Manager of Planning and Project Division March 2001-Feb. 2007 Agricultural Development Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal  Developed business, budget plans for the profitable growth of the vulnerable population. - Collected data, reported to donors, wrote proposals and budget preparation EDUCATION AND TRAINING Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor (CACCF) Addiction Counseling Skills Diploma Course Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC 2013 Certificate in APO Probation Officer Prerequisite Course Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster, BC 2012 Certificate in Interpretation Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC Master’s Degree in Sociology

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