Michael Benedict

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Michael Benedict

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Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor ; Clinical Pastoral Education Diplomate Supervisor (CSCPF & CPE International)


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2612 East Glade Avenue
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Michael Benedict

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35 years Academic/Professional: Human/Residential Services; Spiritual Care/Pastoral Support. Emphasis: Mental/Behavioral Health, Addiction Treatment; Senior Citizens (independent/ assisted living); Special Needs. Case Management/ Outreach Intervention (at-risk families, homebound seniors, homeless). Residential Services for Special Populations: spiritual/religious; transportation, cultural/leisure. Clinical Pastoral Education (12 years as Diplomate Supervisor).

Skill Summary/Expertise
Group and Individual Counseling – Intake Assessment, Pastoral & Crisis Intervention,
Group Facilitation, Bereavement, Planning/Conducting Ecumenical Services & Observances
Staff and Volunteer Management – screening, orientation, scheduling, supervision, evaluation
Curriculum and Resource Development – Individual/Group Reflection, Staff Training
Written Composition – Clinical (emphasis upon Spiritual Component of Continuum Of Care)
Technical, Narrative, Poetic, Inspirational, Reflective Journal, Curriculum for Clients, Volunteers
Treatment/Reflective Modalities – Transactional Analysis, Journaling for Spiritual and Life Reflection, Genogram, 12- Steps (LDS & Traditional)
KIVA (Keeping Individual Value Alive through RECOVERY ) (developed for dual diagnosis patients)
(empoweRment, indEpendence, Choice, hOpe, Vision, hEealing, couRage, familY)

Current Status & Availability – retired from Utah State Hospital, effective August 2016
Missionary assignment through LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program. Facilitation of Clinical Pastoral Education through the Center For Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation and CPE International. Completion of research for and compilation of two projects, which may be adapted for Healing, Recovery and Spiritual Care in the areas of Addiction Recovery & Mental Health. Recently relocated to Arizona from Utah to Arizona, immediate availability.

Chaplain, Utah State Hospital – Provo, UT 17 years (Jan 1999/Aug 2016)
Support Staff Utah State Hospital Day Treatment Program For Dual Diagnosis
Faculty Utah State Hospital School For Pediatric Patients
Pastoral Residencies Wyoming State Hospital, Evanston, WY
Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

Outreach Specialist,  Community Action Services – Provo, UT 4 years (Oct 1995/Aug 1998)
United Way Agency providing community based support services for low-income families & adults

Service Staff – Cove Point Retirement Community – Provo, UT 10 years (Sep 1985/Dec 1995)
Private community providing independent and assisted living services for retirees.

Program Staff , Eldred Senior Citizen Center – Provo, UT 2 years (Sep 1983/Aug 1985)
Program Director Boy’s Club of Utah County – Provo, UT 3 years (Sep 1980/Aug 1983)

MA Brigham Young University – Major: Gerontology/Recreation Management
plus 60 Post Graduate Semester Hours in Counseling & Religious Studies
BS Brigham Young University – Major: Youth Leadership/Volunteer Management
AA Brigham Young University – Major: Humanities
AAS Utah Valley State College – Major: Hospitality Management
Licensure State of Utah – Substance Use Disorder Counselor (Arizona reciprocity pending)
Certified Addiction Counselor Level I – National Association Alcohol &Drug Addiction Counselors
CPE International – Diplomate Supervisor Clinical Pastoral Education
Center For Spiritual & And Pastoral Formation – Spiritual Care Practitioner, Pastoral Counselor

Supplemental – Certification, Continuing Education, Affiliation
-Missionary, LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program, assigned to Brigham Young University
-Affiliation, Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists
-Past President, Utah Valley Interfaith Association
-Past Interim President, Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals
-Gerontology Certification: Brigham Young University Resource Center on Aging
-University of Texas Health Science Center Spiritual Care Teleconference Symposia
-Caregiver Certification: National Alliance For The Mentally Ill (NAMI) (Family To Family, BRIDGES)
-Certified Emergency Response Team – Utah State Psychiatric Hospital/Utah County/Red Cross
-Director Of Community Bands –
Brigham Young University Alumni Band, 2002 Winter Olympic Venue Band, Utah Freedom Band

Publications and Projects
-The Spiritual Journey To KIVA (Keeping Individual Value Alive)
Series of Guided Journals For Spiritual Reflection In Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
-Come Unto The Tree – A Resource Anthology Of Spirituality In 12 Step Recovery
-Twilight is Dawning – An Anthology of The Later Years – Ragged Edge Press
-Wake Up Your Seniors – Planning Guide for Recreation Programming – Wisdom Press
-Study of Service Delivery For The Aged in Central Utah – BYU Masters Thesis

Upon Request – Portfolio, References

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