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Jamie Cox, LICSW

Day Treatment Supervisor
Jamie has 14 years of experience working and learning in a variety of settings. His career to date has provided him with the skills needed to be a key resource and subject matter expert for the clients and teams he currently supports. This experience has been gained by working in areas such as Residential Treatment, Child Protective Services, Juvenile Court Intake, Community Crisis Intervention and Child and Adolescent Day Treatment.

While completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Jamie worked as an intern in the CPS/Juvenile Court Intake Department at Walworth County Human Services in Wisconsin. Here he was able to hone his quick assessment and crisis intervention skills to serve children and families in a variety of situations.

Shortly after graduating from UW-Whitewater with a BSW, Jamie accepted a position at St. Charles Youth and Family Services as a Mental Health Practitioner in their Child and Adolescent Day Treatment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He provided group therapy to clients with severe mental health disorders and behavioral health issues. Over the next three years, his skills of crisis intervention and de-escalation excelled, as did his clinical knowledge. Jamie also decided to continue his education and he enrolled in the MSW program at UW-Milwaukee.

After completing the MSW program with honors, Jamie worked as a Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Therapist. Through this experience, he has had the opportunity to strengthen and specialize his clinical skills, including assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and outcome evaluation, while working with clients in high acuity suffering from anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, chemical abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation and trauma history.

Jamie also had the unique opportunity to join a learning collaborative, working closely as a group for over a year learning and practicing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Given that the majority of clients he has worked with have been subjected to varying levels of trauma, this specialized training has proven to be quite valuable in providing the high standard of care he expects as a Therapist, the teams that he leads, and of the agencies he supports; not only to the patient individually but to the family unit in its entirety. JCox@OptionsMinnesota.com

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