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Summary of Qualifications

  • State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Certified Therapist as Parent Coordinator, National Association of Parent Coordinators
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and County Mediator
  • Trained Duluth Model Domestic Violence Counselor for Men Who Batter
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem for 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County, Florida
  • Critical Incidence Stress Management Team Leader (Mental Health)
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Member of Supervised Visitation Network, providing children with opportunities for safe conflict-free access to both parents.

Recently Attended Seminars

  • Broward County Crisis Intervention Team Training
  • Disaster behavioral health first aid specialist training with children (C-Fast)
  • Disaster behavioral health first aid specialist training adults (B-Fast)
  • Understanding and managing the physiology and psychology of emotional rag.
  • Understanding and managing the physiology and psychology of emotional rage
  • Domestic Violence / juvenile sex offender
  • Domestic Violence / when faith is used to abuse
  • Critical incident stress management and public health emergency readiness and response
  • Understanding compassion fatigue
  • Assuring cultural competence in disaster response

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  • Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, May, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Barry University, Miami, Florida, March, 1989

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September 2005: Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, responded to the City of Biloxi, Mississippi, where I acted as the Crisis Manager for the Biloxi Police Department. In this position, I provided both individual and group Crisis Counseling services to Law Enforcement employees and their families.

August 2005 - Present, South Florida Crisis Counseling Center operated by Howard A. Rudolph, MS, LMHC, Weston, FL
A Private practice for EAP (Early Assistance Program), family mediation as well as a mental health counseling

October 1994 – September 2005, Howard A. Rudolph, MS, LMHC, Weston, FL
Private practice for family mediation and mental health counseling 

Provide court-appointed and privately retained family mediation services for families experiencing divorce, and those needing updated or  revised marital separation agreements.  Counseling services for all age groups with particular emphasis on anger management, grief and bereavement, and divorce. Abuse and domestic violence counseling for victims and abusers.

Provide Hypnotherapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, phobias, stress, eating disorders, addictions and chronic pain management.  

Supervision of parental exchanges and child visitation.  Custody and home study evaluations.  Provide testimony regarding supervised visitation and safety issues for custody and divorce cases involving allegations of domestic violence.  Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) counseling provider to individuals suffering from trauma-related issues. 

Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, FL
(June 1988 – present)

Department of Law Enforcement (Road Patrol)
(1996 to present)

Truancy Coordinator for City of Weston and surrounding municipalities in an effort to reduce crime by children under the age of eighteen.  Provide community contact and policing with residents and business owners in Broward County.

Team Leader Critical Incident Stress Management/Debriefing, Broward County
(1994 to present)

Mental Health Team Leader in response to incidents involving mass casualty or death or serious injury in which law enforcement, fire rescue or any agency involved in the incident experience post-traumatic stress disorder.  Requested by the New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police to perform Critical Incident Stress Management for members of their agency immediately after the September 11 attack in New York City at the World Trade Center disaster site.  Requested to return in October 2001 and performed same function.

National Organization for Victim Assistance – National Crisis Response Team Volunteer
(1994 to present)

Organized Crime Division (Technical Support) – Health and Fitness Facility Manager
(1993 to 1996)

Instituted the Broward Sheriff’s Office Health and Fitness Facility.  Directly supervised program implementation from the onset and developed a comprehensive, full-service center for all employees and their immediate family members.  Acting in accordance with the policies and procedures and guidelines of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Fitness Facility provides optimum services to enhance the quality and longevity of individual member’s health and job performance.  

Organized Crime Division (Narcotics)
(1988 to 1993)

Conceptualized, planned, implemented, and oversaw the initiation of the United States Customs Liaison positions as a member of the Organized Crime Division, Special Projects Unit.  Position coordination included: identification of project, presentation of program necessity to the appropriate officials, community networking, independent action to set-up and implement effective programming with high quality and volume outcomes at minimal expense, and in accordance with budgetary limitations.  

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  • June 1998 – present, State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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  • January 1995 – 2004, State of Florida Paramedic
  • June 1984 – 2004, State of Florida Firefighter
  • March 2002 – present, Cooperative Parenting Institute, Atlanta, Georgia - Therapist as Parent Coordinator  

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • 1997 – present, American Counseling Association
  • 1996 – 2004, Board Certified Member of National Board for Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • 2000 – present, Member of Supervised Visitation Network
  • 2001 – present, Member Broward County Mental Health Association
  • 2002 – present, Member National Parent Coordinator’s Association
  • 2002 – 2004, Member Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County

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Speaking Engagements

April 2001 – Association of Matrimonial Attorneys, “Dealing with the Difficult Supervised Visitation”, Fort Lauderdale, FL

October 2001 – Mental Health Association of Broward County & Broward County Psychological Association, “Coping with Disaster Trauma with Adults & Children”, Hollywood, FL

January 2002 – Mental Health Association of Broward County, “A Professional Response to Disaster and Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”, Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 2002 – Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc., “Prejudice – Making Choices”, Broward Community College, Hollywood, FL

March 12, 2002 – American Inn of Court CLXXI, The First Family Law American Inn of Court, “Strategies and Techniques For Working With High Conflict Divorce ”, Miami, FL

June 8, 2002 – Maltz Psychology Building, Nova Southeastern University, “Understanding and Responding to Ongoing Trauma and Terrorism”, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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