Carla Hufstedler

Transitions Mental Health Case Manager at Horizon Behavioral Health

Lynchburg, Virginia Area
Mental Health Care

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Carla Hufstedler's Overview

  • Clinician IV: Transitional Case Manager at Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Intensive In-Home Therapist at Family Preservation Services, Inc.
  • Intensive In-Home Therapist at The Madeline Centre
  • Social worker at Region Ten Community Services Board
  • Customer Service Representative/Technical Writer at Network Redux
  • Technical Writer/Billing Representative at Site5 Internet Solutions, Inc.
  • ABA Therapist at Reaching Potentials, Inc.
  • Personal Assistant/Technical Writer at Onyx Engineering
  • Freelance Writer and Photographer at Virginian Pilot
  • Support Coordinator/Social Worker/Supervisor at WCI

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Carla Hufstedler's Summary

Published author, reporter, and photographer, with degrees in psychology and counseling. Plan to earn my doctorate, and teach and research in either in counselor education or psychology.

BA, psychology, NCSU; M.Ed., counseling, Boston University; post-graduate counseling certification, Lynchburg College

High comfort level with both the academic world, and its technologies, and with getting in the thick of things and literally and figuratively getting my hands dirty.
Never afraid to ask questions.

Carla Hufstedler's Publications

  • Short story published: "Facing Myself in the Dark"

    • Intertext, Vol 6 No 5, September/October 1996
    • September 1996
    Authors: Carla Hufstedler

Carla Hufstedler's Experience

Clinician IV: Transitional Case Manager

Horizon Behavioral Health

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Mental Health Care industry

July 2013Present (1 year 4 months) Lynchburg, Virginia Area

Intensive In-Home Therapist

Family Preservation Services, Inc.

November 2011February 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Intensive In-Home Therapist

The Madeline Centre

July 2010November 2011 (1 year 5 months)

Social worker

Region Ten Community Services Board

October 2008July 2010 (1 year 10 months)

Customer Service Representative/Technical Writer

Network Redux

October 2007January 2008 (4 months)

contract work involving revamping and growth of the wiki (MediaWiki); revamping and growth of the corporate blog and customer forum (WordPress and Simple Machines Forum);
assisted with the company GoPHP5 campaign, keeping customers appraised of upgrades, and assisting with errors that resulted from code that was not ready for v.5.x of PHP.

greatest personal accomplishment while working for Network Redux: I created a relationship between RAINN and Network Redux so that RAINN's 24/7 online hotline would have what it required to go completely live, carte blanche. Conceiving that relationship and achieving that goal for such a worthy cause is one of the highlights of my entire career.

Technical Writer/Billing Representative

Site5 Internet Solutions, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2005October 2007 (2 years 6 months)

management and growth of the corporate/customer wiki (MediaWiki); development and growth of the corporate/customer forum (vBulletin); customer service liaison for first the Sales department, then the Billing department

ABA Therapist

Reaching Potentials, Inc.

20042005 (1 year)

Worked as intensive ABA (applied behavior analysis) therapist for preschool-aged autistic child in her home. Board certified behavior analyst in the state of Virginia.

Personal Assistant/Technical Writer

Onyx Engineering

20022004 (2 years)

Helped manage the day-to-day needs of the front office. Compiled instructional manuals for highly complex multimedia systems for personal, commercial, and military customers. Did whatever was needed to assist smooth corporate operation and communication.

Freelance Writer and Photographer

Virginian Pilot

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

20002003 (3 years)

Tearsheets available upon request.

Support Coordinator/Social Worker/Supervisor


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WCI; Real Estate industry

19981999 (1 year)

Supervised staff of 10-plus employees; Managed home for three dual-diagnosis female adults--managing their staff, and every aspect of their life; Certified to dispense psychotropic medicine in the State of Massachusetts
I wore every hat from person groomer to chef to staff supervisor to liaison between governmental agencies to advocate for my clients' human rights.

Carla Hufstedler's Courses

  • post-graduate work, Counseling Psychology

    The College of William and Mary

    • Professional Ethics
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Psychopathology in Childhood
  • post-graduate work, Counseling Psychology

    Old Dominion University

    • Psychology of Addiction
    • Criminology
  • post-graduate study, Sexual Crimes and Forensic Anthroplogy

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Sexual Crimes
  • post-graduate study, Psychology and Biology of AIDS

    Harvard University

    • Psychology of Illness
  • Advanced Certificate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology

    Lynchburg College

    • Career Counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Dynamics of Play Therapy
    • Counseling with Children and Adolescents
    • Administration and Supervision of Mental Health Agencies
    • Abnormal Behavior
    • Counseling Techniques

Carla Hufstedler's Languages

  • French

Carla Hufstedler's Skills & Expertise

  1. Technical Writing
  2. Customer Service
  3. Editing
  4. Social Networking
  5. Teaching
  6. Research
  7. Management
  8. WordPress
  9. Mental Health Treatment
  10. Mental Health Treatment Planning
  11. Counseling
  12. Case Managment
  13. Writing
  14. Creative Writing
  15. Counseling Psychology
  16. Psychology
  17. Counselor Education
  18. Public Speaking
  19. Public Relations
  20. Microsoft Office
  21. Microsoft Word
  22. Web Design

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Carla Hufstedler's Education

Lynchburg College

Advanced Certificate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology


The College of William and Mary

post-graduate work, Counseling Psychology


Old Dominion University

post-graduate work, Counseling Psychology


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

post-graduate study, Sexual Crimes and Forensic Anthroplogy


Harvard University

post-graduate study, Psychology and Biology of AIDS


Boston University

M.Ed., Counseling


received my degree in one year

North Carolina State University

B.A., Psychology


Who's Who, Dean's List, graduated cum laude; received my degree in three years

Activities and Societies: Chi Alpha Omega, Yearbook staff writer

Carla Hufstedler's Additional Information


knitting, reading, writing, self-education, education of others, helping others learn, grow and create cultural anthropology, psychology, sociology of groups, the need for rituals, history of religion, comparative religion, psychology of religion

Groups and Associations:

Chi Alpha Omega, InterText, North Carolina State University, Girl Scouts, The Episcopal Church of the United States

Honors and Awards:

Who's Who Among American High School Students
Who's Who Among American College Students
National Dean's List

Carla Hufstedler's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Assistant Leader, Cadette Troop

      Girl Scouts of America
      • Children
      August 2008 May 2011 (2 years 10 months)

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