Effective Change LLC

Matthew Brittain, MA, LCSW, DCSW, DABFSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

224 Kamehameha Ave. #207

Hilo Hawaii 96720

808 934-7566 (Phone)

934-9442 (Fax)

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 Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii. 

Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii. 

 

 

 

Aloha, my name is Matthew Brittain, MA, LCSW, DSCW, DABFSW, and I am a Licensed Clinical Forensic Social Worker in private practice in Hilo, Hawaii. 

 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Matthew Brittain, MA, LCSW, DCSW, DABFSW

Clinical Forensic Social Worker

Effective Change, LLC

224 Kamehameha Ave. #207 Hilo HI 96720

(808) 934-7566 (Office) 934-9442 (Fax)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:_8/1997 to Present             Private Practice—Effective Change, LLC

56 Waianuenue Ave. #207

Hilo, HI 96720-2474

Individual, group and family therapy; most insurance accepted.

 

6/1999 to 06/30/2001       Administrator, Pacific Regional Psychological Associates (PARPA)

Management of a network of mental health professionals serving the Big Island

of Hawaii Felix class youth. State Dept. of Health contract for 2 years.

 

11/1996 to 10/1998          Kahi Mohala Crisis Service

PO Box 1376, Pahoa, HI 96778     (808) 965-4002

Supervisor: D.D. Hackley

Position:  Crisis Counselor.

Description of Duties:  Provide crisis outreach and stabilization to suicidal, homicidal and acutely mentally ill children/adults.

 

3/1997 to 7/1997             Na Laukoa Program

69 Railroad Ave. Hilo, HI 96720 (808) 961-0031

Supervisor:  Kaniu Kinimaka-Stocksdale

Position:  Mea Malamalama (Clinician)

Description of Duties: Provide clinical supervision for ‘Ohana Kako’o (case managers) and assist with treatment planning for mentally ill youth

 

8/1994 to 2/1998             Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Facility (ECF)

1190 Waianuenue Ave. Hilo, HI 96720  (808) 974-6971

Supervisors:  Dr. Ernest Bade, Medical Director; Sandra Thompson, ADON

Position:  Social Worker III

Description of Duties:  Assessment of residents for mood, behavior and psychosocial changes and care plan accordingly; supervise two social service designees, one of which is at Ka’u Hospital; supervise the Ka’u Hospital Social Service program; PASARR liaison for Hilo Medical Center ECF. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Utilization Review (UR) Committee Chair from 02/1995 to 02/1998. Member of the ECF Management Team from 10/1995 to 02/1998.

 

6/1993 to 7/1994             The Institute for Family Enrichment (TIFFE)

1465 Kilauea Ave. Hilo, HI 96720  (808) 961-5166

 Supervisor:  Lois Fopiano

 Position:  Therapist

Description of Duties:  Provide home-based family preservation therapy to mandated clients referred by court or CPS.

 

 

5/1992 to 6/1993             State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division

East Hawaii Community Mental Health Center

37 Kekaulike Street, Hilo HI 96720   (808) 974-4300

Supervisor:  Glenn Kondo, MSW, CSAC, Case Management Head

Position: Case Manager III

Description of Duties: Case coordination to adults with severe mental illness

 

8/1989 to 5/1992             Catholic Charities

250 S. Vineyard Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Supervisor:  David Ridley, Chief, EHCMHC  (808) 974-4300

Position:  Neighbor Islands Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach Case Coordinator

Description of Duties:  Locate and provide housing, financial and mental health services to homeless mentally ill with or without substance abuse

 

8/1988 to 8/1989             Hilo Transitional Services, Inc. (No longer in operation)

PO Box 1385, Hilo, HI 96721

Supervisor:  Susan Zimmerman

Position:  Special Needs Case Manager

Description of Duties:  Provide housing, financial and mental health case management services to homeless mentally ill substance abusers.

 

12/1986 to 5/1987           Po’ailani, Inc.

1111 Hala Drive Honolulu, HI 96817  (808) 841-0421

Supervisor:  Karl Muller

Position:  Crisis Shelter Resident Manager

Description of Duties:  84 hours on, 84 hours off, maintaining the house and monitoring the clients for acute exacerbation of mental illness.

 

9/1982 to 8/1985             Hilo Transitional Services, Inc. (No longer in operation)

PO Box 1385 Hilo, HI 96721

 Supervisor:  Susan Zimmerman

Position:  Night/weekend staff

Description of Duties:  Monitor clients for acute exacerbation of mental illness and respond appropriately; assist with teaching of activities of daily living.

            MSW Degree with Mental Health Concentration, 1993

            University of Hawaii at Manoa

18 months Practicum placement at Kulani Prison working with incarcerated male sex offenders, including physiological assessment of arousal, cognitive-behavioral treatment and aversion therapy.

Dr. Barry Coyne was my instructor. Extensive use of Dr. Jack Annon’s approaches.

 

MA Degree in Pacific Islands Studies with Sociology and Linguistic specialization, 1993

            University of Hawaii at Manoa

Linguistic work in Polynesian languages, including comparative analysis of causative prefixes.

Social, cultural and mental health topics in Micronesia and Polynesia were covered.

 

 BA Degree in Psychology and Hawaiian Studies (Dual major), 1985

            University of Hawaii at Hilo

CREDENTIALING

1)         Hawaii state clinical social worker license # LCSW-3048.   

2)         Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) administered by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Listed in the NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers. See the NASW Website at WWW.naswdc.org

3)              Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Social Work (DABFSW); Member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners

SPECIAL SKILLS:

            *          Item Writer for the Association of Social Work Boards national licensing test

            *          Proficient in Hawaiian

            *          Counseling/Clinical Tools used:

                        Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, Insight Oriented

                        Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, advanced level prepared (Mitchell model)

                        Standardized Psychometric Testing for Reliable and Valid Outcomes Measures

           

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING EXPERIENCE:

I have assisted with the following Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) events.  In addition, I have helped train dozens of individuals in CISD.

·       Hurricane Iniki State mental health needs assessment/CISD day 4-10 post-impact, 1992

·       HI Volcanoes Natl. Park ranger debriefing following steam vent death, 1993

·       Mauna Kea Subaru lethal observatory fire, 1996

·       Assisted with training Hawaii Island firefighters

·       Training of Kahi Mohala Big Island Crisis Service CISD program

·       Sprint Call Center Layoff incident July 2001

INSURANCE ACCEPTED/ACTIVE CONTRACTS:

·       HMSA QUEST

·       HMSA Commercial plans    

·       QUEST

·       University Health Alliance (UHA)

·       HMA

·       HMAA

·       Aloha Care