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Resume and Experience

Ed Needham

New Albany, IN

EDUCATION: Indiana University

Master of Science Mental Health Counseling
Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Sociology


Wellspring (Schizophrenia Foundation, KY, Inc.)

Gaines Center, Supported housing for persons with mental illness

Louisville, KY
Present Position: Director-Gaines Center

Accomplishments and responsibilities:
*Initiated and obtained funds for a $150,000 center to house program
*Designed and implemented skills training and residential support program
*Provide counseling and skills training in both individual and group settings
*Work with clients to set goals and implement independent living plan
*Provide services to clients with dual-diagnosis
*Provide community outreach in homes, hospitals and homeless shelters
*Maintain client files and progress notes
*Coordinate services with other mental health agencies

One Way House- Drop-in center

New Albany, IN
Position: Director

Accomplishments and responsibilities:
*Provided individual and group counseling for people dealing with alcohol
and substance abuse, homelessness, and major life difficulties
*Coordinated services with other organizations in the community
*Initiated Public speaking and fundraising events
*Managed drop-in center with a staff of 12
*Responsible to a board of directors
*Conducted a weekly jail outreach
*Staffed and operated a 24 hour telephone "crisis" hotline

Northside Counseling Services

Northside Christian Church New Albany, IN
Position: Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

Accomplishments and responsibilities:
*Provided individual, group, family, and substance abuse counseling services
*Coordinated services with staff psychologist
*Initiated and led numerous divorce recovery groups

Floyd Memorial Hospital - Inpatient Substance Abuse Unit

New Albany, IN
Position: Co-leader --"Assertiveness Therapy Group"

Accomplishments and responsibilities:
*Designed and led group for 8 weeks
*Evaluated and conducted follow-up analysis and documentation
*Provided recommendations for future groups

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