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Tyron Slack

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

EDUCATION

 

August 2019 – present     Doctoral student of the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Program

                                         Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

                                         College of Education 

 

April 2016                          Master’s of Social Work

                                         Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

                                         College of Social Work 

 

May 2012                           Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

                                         Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana          

                                   

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Veterans Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Memory Disorder Clinic, Tallahassee, FL

 

Psychologist in training                                                                                                      August 2022 – May 2023

 

  • Built rapport with Veterans seeking treatment in the PCT clinic

  • Wrote full intake reports for Veterans seeking care in the PCT Clinic

  • Enhanced knowledge in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy

  • Provided therapy to Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) in the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT)

  • Utilized evidence-based measurement to track Veteran progress through therapy

  • Administer assessments to track Veteran’s current symptoms including: the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).

  • Administered the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) and R-BANS neuropsychological assessments to assess Veteran’s current cognitive functioning including: List Learning, Story Memory, Figure Copy, Line Orientation, Picture Naming, Semantic Fluency, Digit Span, Coding, Symbol Digit Modalities Test, Clock Drawing Test, Galveston Orientation & Amnesia Test

  • Wrote neuropsychological reports based off assessment findings from the R-BANS and PAI

  • Sought weekly supervision with Licensed Psychologist for

  • Utilized Veterans Affairs note management system, CPRS

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team for continue of care for Veterans.

  • Abided by Veterans Affairs Medical Center rules

 

Psychologist in training                                                                                                      January 2021 – August 2022

 

  • Meet with clients in the North Florida/South Georgia community from varying ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.

  • Utilize a battery of assessments called the Halstead Russell Neuropsychological Evaluation System, or HRNES.

  • Administer the following assessments to clients including: Cognitive Difficulties Scales (CDS), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Visual Acuity Test, Aphasia Screening Test, Weschler Test of Premorbid Functioning (TOPF), Block Design, Trail Making Test A&B, Mazes, Logical Memory I, II, and Multiple Choice Recognition, Visual Reproduction I and II, FAS test of Phonemic Fluency, H Words, Grooved Pegboard Test, Grip Strength Test, Corsi Block Tapping Test, Miami Selective Learning Test (MSLT) and recall, Coding, Revised Category Test, WMS-Information, Boston Naming Test, Digit Span, Tactual Performance Test, Speech Perception, Seashore Rhythm Test, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2)

  • Evaluate client’s long and short-term memory, recall and recognition memory, visual and spatial skills, and general knowledge through the assessments

  • Attend weekly supervision with the Licensed Clinical Psychologist site supervisor concerning testing procedures

  • Collaborate with site supervisor and staff to facilitate better care for clients

  • Input test scores into site-created computer system for HRNES

  • Participate in weekly group supervision to discuss potential treatment plan of clients

 

 

The Career Center, Tallahassee, FL

 

Career Counselor                                                                                                          January 2021 – April 2021

 

  • Established and built rapport with clients in the Tallahassee community from varying ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.

  • Utilized the theory of Cognitive Information Processing while working with clients

  • Provided career counseling to guide clients toward professional career aspirations

  • Established Smart goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) with clients

  • Connected clients with resources within the Career Center including: Resume and CV building, professional networking, mock interview skills, etc.

  • Monitored co-occurrence of potential mental health issues based off career indecision and distress

  • Participated in weekly and group supervision to discuss treatment plan of clients and collaborate on client challenges


Florida State University Adult Learning Evaluation Center (ALEC), Tallahassee, FL

 

Ph.D. Psychologist in training                                                                               August 2020 – December 2020

 

  • Established and build rapport with clients with a known or potential diagnosis of Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Florida State University from varying ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.

  • Used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in therapeutic process with clients

  • Created Smart goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) with clients

  • Connected students with Florida State University or local community resources based off client’s needs including: 211 Big Bend, Case Management, The Career Center, Victim’s Advocate, etc.

  • Participated in weekly individual and group supervision to discuss potential challenges and solutions when working with clients

  • Presented a case conceptualization on a client focused on the biopsychosocial model explaining the reasons of different interventions and therapeutic modalities used

 

Florida State University Human Services Center, Tallahassee, FL

 

Ph.D. level Psychologist in training                                                                             January 2020 – April 2020

 

  • Established and build rapport with clients in the Tallahassee community from varying ethnicities and socioeconomic status

  • Assisted clients with varying mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, mental distress from poverty and homelessness, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Created Smart goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) with clients.

  • Connected clients with local resources within the Florida State University or local community based off client’s needs including: 211 Big Bend, Case Management, The Career Center, etc.

  • Participated in weekly individual and group supervision to discuss sessions with supervisor and classmates about clients

  • Presented a case conceptualization on a client focused on the biopsychosocial model explaining the reasons of different interventions and therapeutic modalities used

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

 

Social Worker, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern                                           March 2017 – July 2019

 

  • Established and build rapport with veterans from those of varying ethnicities and socioeconomic status

  • Assisted veterans with varying diagnoses including but not limited to: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, and Personality Disorders

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team daily to provide full range of services to veterans

  • Connected veterans with community agencies including but not limited to: mental health counseling, household appliances, temporary monetary assistance, and a Public Housing Authority to obtain a housing voucher

  • Independently contacted community agencies for referrals and maintains positive relationships with staff members of these resources

  • Utilized interventions underlying behavior theory, systems theory, and motivational interviewing to educate veterans on their challenges and barriers, and to elicit their strengths as a guide to recovery

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Tallahassee, FL

 

Social Work Trainee 1st Level                                                                                      January 2016 – April 2016

 

  • Assisted in psychosocial assessments to focus on needs of veterans

  • Developed assessments based on the psychosocial functioning of Veterans

  • Conducted phone calls and face-to-face visits with veterans to evaluate mood, needs, goals, and motivation for change

  • Performed individual intensive case management sessions to pursue tangible goals with veterans utilizing a patient-centered recovery-oriented approach

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Florida State University Schools/Aspire
 

Graduate Assistant/ Therapist                                                                                       August 2020 – May 2022

 

  • Provide mental health therapy to students in K – 12 school setting

  • Interview students’ parents to screen for utilization of therapy

  • Establish and build rapport with students from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.

  • Assist students with mental health issues related to: depression, anxiety, grief, COVID-19 pandemic, etc.

  • Create Smart goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) with clients

  • Collaborate with staff at the Florida State University Schools to provide students with resources related to academic readiness such as tutoring

  • Maintain contact with student’s parents or caregivers concerning treatment progress and outcomes

  • Participate in weekly individual and group supervision to discuss sessions with supervisor and classmates about clients

Florida State University

 

Teaching Assistant/ Instructor of Records                                                                    August 2019 – May 2020

 

  • Taught students new concepts of communication and how to identify emotions supportive and detrimental to building relationships

  • Evaluated students online journal submission for completion, comprehension, and ideas that reflected coursework discussed

  • Administered online exams to track students’ progress in course

  • Fostered a classroom environment to promote expression of ideas and thought processes surrounding nonverbal and verbal interactions with others

  • Encouraged students to critically think about how communication can be influenced by emotions and behavior


Florida State University

 

Advising First Academic Advisor                                                                                   July 2016 – March 2017

 

  • Assisted and advised first generation college students and foster care students

  • Co-facilitated a joint advisor and financial aid workshop during fall 2016 orientation

  • Referred students to campus resources including: Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Student Disability Resource Center, and University Counseling Center

  • Created Academic Improvement Plans with students achieving below a 2.3 GPA

  • Connected students with advisors and professors to promote highest rate of academic success

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Florida State University College of Education
Tallahassee, FL/ Florida State University

 

Research Assistant                                                                                                               August 2020 – August 2022
 

Collaborative Research: Windows of Opportunity-Understanding Black Male Engineers in the Pursuit of Advanced Degrees, (Jerrod Henderson and Erik Hines, PI)

 

  • Interview black male engineer students concerning their higher education experiences in engineering school

  • Create a database for clients who are interviewed.

  • Extract information from transcripts of the interviews following the theory of Community Cultural Wealth

  • Collaborate with joint research team at the University of Houston to disseminate information from interviews with black male engineer students.

  • Correspond with multiple professional engineering chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapters to locate participants for study.

  • Train students to properly administer interviews and collect data from participants

  • Write literature reviews based off research grants from professor

  • Create manuscripts based off journal submission requirements

  • Generate and complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals

  • Administer assessments to gather demographic quantitative data for completion of research

  • Interview participants for qualitative data information gathering

  • Input gathered data in excel and interpret it in relation to the research project topic

  • Write sections of manuscripts for publications to journals

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL/University of Florida

 

Research Assistant                                                                                                                June 2018 – July 2019
 

Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation and sleep, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs, Gainesville, FL University of Florida, Gainesville FL, VT (John B. Williamson, PI; IRB201700541)

 

  • Trained and administered assessments including:  Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), PTSD checklist 5 (PCL-5), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)

  • Entered data gathered from assessments administered

  • Participated and contributed to multidisciplinary research team

  • Administered electrodes on patients to monitor: Heart Rate Variability, Electromyography (vertical eye), Electrooculography (horizontal eyes), Galvanic Skin Response                                                                                                                                                

 

CIVIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

 

North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down                                                           May 2016 and May 2017 (Tallahassee and St. Augustine)                       

 

  • Screened Veterans using internal computer system, CPRS, for eligible care available at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center

  • Assessed Veterans for needs

  • Coordinated care and services to Veterans in their respective community
     


Florida State University

 

Graduate Student Orientation                                                                                                           August 2015

 

  • Graduate Student Panel/Representative of College of Social Work

  • Drafted discussion topics with students from other educational disciplines

  • Discussed experiences between undergraduate and graduate classes


 

 

 

 

 

Florida State University

 

Humans of Tallahassee                                                                                                  May 2014 – January 2017

 

  • Wrote sample questions to ask individuals

  • Edited recorded answers from questions asked to individuals

  • Photographed individuals with a Digital Single-lens camera (Canon T3i) with verbal consent

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

 

Registered Social Work Intern                                                                                          April 2017 - May 2019

 

  • Attended monthly Continuing Education units to earn and maintain the license of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Completed over 1500 hours of clinical patient contact

  • Participated in weekly one-on-one supervision and bi-monthly group supervision

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker                                                                                            May 2019 - Present

 

  • Monitor and maintaining qualifications to continue status of License Clinical Social Worker


PUBLICATIONS

 

Henderson, J. A., Hines, E. M., Davis, J. L., Junqueira, W., Wawire, J., Slack, T., Boyce, A., Benjamin, L. S. (submitted). STEP Forward: A framework for recruiting and retaining Black male engineering graduate students. Journal of Engineering Education. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 

Henderson, J. A., Hines, E. M., Davis, J. L., Benjamin, L. S. S., Alarcon, J., Slack, T. (submitted). It's a Vibe: Ecosystems of Support for Black Men in Engineering. Journal of Engineering Education. Manuscript submitted for publication, 18 pages.
 

Henderson, J. A., Junqueira, W., Davis, J. A., Hines, E. M., Slack, T., Wawire, J., Cavasos, S., Greer, M., Bush, D. (submitted). Barriers and assets: Understanding underrepresented undergraduate engineering students' experiences at a minority-serving institution. Journal of Engineering Education. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 

Hines, E. M., Moore III, J. L., Cintron, D. W., Singleton II, P., Golden, M. N., Fletcher, E. C., Henderson, J. A., Slack, T., Moore, W. C. (submitted). A bridge to over troubled water: Designing and implementing a living and learning community to produce optimal outcomes for Black males. Journal of College and University Student Housing. Manuscript submitted for publication, 28 pages.
 

Hines, E. M., Hines, M. R., Wathen, Bobbi-Jo, Singleton II, P., Angeles, S. L., Slack, T., Brown, Jr, D. (in press). Factors impacting postsecondary transitions for Black students. In Erik M. Hines, & Laura Owen (Eds.), Equity-based career development and postsecondary transitions: An American Imperative. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
 

Henderson, J.A., Hines, E.M., Boyce, A., Golden, M., Singleton II, P., Davis, J., Slack, T., Junqueira, W. (2022). Factors Impacting Engineering Advanced Degree Pursuit and Attainment for Black Males. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 28(4) 1 -24. https://doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2021036005
 

Hines, E., Mayes, R.D., Hines, M.R., Henderson, J.A., Golden, M.N., Singleton, P., Cintron, D.W., Wathen, B., Wright, C.G., Vega, D., Slack, T. (2021). “You are going to School”: Exploring the Precollege Experiences of First-Year Black Males in Higher Education. Professional School Counseling, 25. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X211040044
 

Henderson, J. A., Hines, E. M., Boyce, A., Davis, J. L., Junqueira, W. M., Slack, T. (2021, July, 26)., Black Males in Pursuit of Advanced Engineering Degrees. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2—36752

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