Resume

Lisa Watts Overcash

Education 

Integral Yoga Academy,  Satchidananda Ashram  Buckingham, VA          Registered Yoga Teacher,  RYT-200 (100hrs shy of RYT-500)              Basic Teacher’s Training 2011                                                 Intermediate Teacher’s Training 2015     Therapeutic Thai Yoga Training 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  School of Arts and Sciences  Chapel Hill, NC   Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration – Therapeutic Recreation 1984

North Carolina State University, School of Forest Resources        Raleigh, NC              Bachelor of Science Recreation Resources Administration – Institutional Recreation 1983

 

Work Experience

Wellness Coach 2005 – Present                   Assist individuals and small groups to attain and maintain utmost highest personal level of mind, body and spirit wellness.  Assessment, goal setting, implementation, documentation, evaluation.  Yoga, aerobics, weight training, meditation, relaxation, food plans, anger management and interpersonal skill development. Work with ages 14 and up.

Duke University Medical Center Outpatient Adolescent Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency        Durham, NC     Recreation Therapist  Sept 1989 –  March 1991                   Develop, manage and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for outpatient treatment program.  Plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs. Treatment team, patient and family counseling and education, clinical and departmental documentation.  Worked with ages 9 to 18.

Duke University Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatry Department Clinical Specialities Unit Durham, NC         Recreation Therapist        Oct 1987 – Sept 1989           Develop, manage and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for inpatient treatment programs focusing on Eating Disorders, Chemical Dependency and Chronic Pain.  Plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs.  Treatment team, patient and family counseling and education, clinical and departmental documentation.  Worked with ages 8 and up.

Alcohome Incorporated          Charlotte Treatment Center            Charlotte, NC       Recreation Therapist    Mar 1987  – Oct 1987  Develop, manage and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for chemical dependency hospital. Plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs.  Treatment team, patient and family counseling and education, clinical and departmental documentation. Worked with ages 16 and up.

Hospital Corporation of America –  Sun Valley Regional Hospital             El Paso, Texas  Recreation Therapist           May 1986 – Feb  1986         Develop, manage and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for acute inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital.  Plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs.  Supervision, treatment team, patient counseling and education, clinical and departmental  documentation.  Worked with ages 13 and up.

Comprehensive Care Corporation – Alamance County Hospital     Adolescent Care Unit    Burlington, NC                                        Recreation Therapist – Director Nov 1985 – Apr 1986 Develop, manage and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency unit. Plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs.  Budgeting, purchasing, receiving, treatment team, patient and family counseling, clinical and departmental documentation.  Worked with ages 12-19.

Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute         Danville, VA          Recreation Therapist     Apr 1985 – Nov 1985              Develop, coordinate and manage comprehensive therapeutic recreation services for inpatient psychiatric unit. Plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs. Treatment team, patient counseling and education, clinical and departmental documentation.  Worked with ages 18 and up.

Rockingham Community College      Wentworth, NC     Academic/Occupational Instructor  June 1985 – Apr 1986    Instruct therapeutic recreation classes

Broughton Hospital Morganton, NC  Graduate Internship in Psychiatry   Sept 1984 – Dec 1984    Acute psychatric unit, adult and mental retardation unit and chronic schizophrenic unit.  Therapeutic recreation sevices, treatment team and group therapy.  Worked with ages 18 and up.

Durham County General Hospital  Durham,  NC    Practicum Student in Psychiatric Unit   Jan 1984 -May 1984    Therapeutic recreation,  treatment team and group therapy. Worked with ages 12 and up.

North Carolina Memorial Hospital    Chapel Hill, NC                         Graduate Assistanship       Aug 1983 – August 1984   Coordinator of hospital’s evening recreational activities and special events.  Supervised volunteers.  Worked with ages 12 and up.

North Carolina Memorial Hospital        Chapel Hill, NC        Undergraduate  Internship            May 1983 – Aug 1983    Assessment, group and individual play therapy, one-to-one interaction, pre-operative teaching, leisure education, sensory stimulation and recrreation activities.  Worked with ages birth to 18.

Partner’s Assciations             Raleigh, NC           Mentor Relationship   May 1982 – May 1983          Shared time, counseled and guided a young teen girl (13) in the “at risk” legal court system.

Dorothea Dix Hospital        Raleigh, NC   Practicum Student          Oct 1982 – May 1983 Patient recreational activities, physical fitness, assessment and treatment planning.  Worked with ages 14 and up.

Governor Moorehead School for the Blind       Raleigh, NC      Practicum  Student   Jan 1982 – June 1982     Recreation leadership and programming. Planned and conducted ongoing programs and special events.  Worked with ages 9 to 19.

Spa Health Club     Raleigh, NC         Aerobics Instructor                          Feb 1981 – Feb 1982   Worked with ages 16 and up.

Mayview Convalescent Center     Raleigh, NC      Practicum Student       July 1981 – Dec 1981  Planned and conducted recreation programs. Leadership responsibilities.  Worked with physically handicapped and seniors.