About Me

Hello, I’m Shelby Davis! I am passionate about providing creative therapy opportunities for those in need of psychiatric care. Experience working in psychiatric hospital, IOP, one-to-one, and group settings of all ages as well as intellectual disabilities pre-K through older adults. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and am currently pursuing Board Certification and a Master’s in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma. My career goal is to provide reintegration therapeutic services for those rescued from human trafficking.

personal information

Full Name
Shelby Davis
D.o.b.
May 23, 1993
address
Hattiesburg, MS
e-mail
hello@shelbymdavis.com
phone
+404 906 4066

Education

JAN 2019-PRESENT

MA: Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma

Liberty University
2014-2017

BA: Music Therapy

William Carey University

work experience

Jan 2018 - PRESENT

Recreation Therapist

South Mississippi State Hospital

Planning, organizing, facilitating recreation program at adult psychiatric hospital. Incumbents direct and participate in recreational activities for clients of institution; instruct in fundamentals and rules of sports; demonstrate by example techniques of activity; and plan programs for the rehabilitation to homeostasis of patients.  Compiles client assessments and reports as well as documents all recreational/therapeutic progress for program re-evaluations.

June 2017 - Dec 2017

Music Therapy Intern

South Mississippi State Hospital

Full time, six-month internship under a board-certified music therapist. Duties included: observing, co-leading, and facilitating recreational therapy sessions, creative arts sessions, and music therapy sessions in an adult psychiatric facility. Create sessions to help patients reach short term and long-term goals with adaptations for mental and physical needs. Learn the filing systems, charts, and assessments deeded for each patient. Assist in assessments, master treatment plans, and progress notes for each patient.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Quality of Life Grant

William Carey University

Leader of Community Integration at Pine Belt Mental Health Services involving adults with IDD. Duties included creating community integration opportunities for clients to perform in groups and solos. Creating a line of communication with local performance groups, churches, and private venues to create a safe space for community integration. Worked 1:1 and in group settings to meet short term and long-term goals through music.

Certifications

Issued 6/30/2018

MANDT

South Mississippi State Hospital

CPR and AED Program

Issued 3/15-16/2018

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Suicide First Aid

Issued 2/13/2018

BLS

American Heart Association

CPR and AED Certification

Skills

  • Models and demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust, openness and respect for others.
  • Ability to use a variety of interventions/programs to improve physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral abilities and independence in life activities and leisure functioning.
  • Able to perform de-escalation techniques while maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Verbalize techniques/skills used for behavior modification.
  • Demonstrates skills related to documenting aspects of consumer care.
  • Demonstrates ability to write measurable objectives.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge to use interventions and techniques such as advanced activities of daily living, anger management techniques, community integration, exercise group, functional skills, leisure counseling, leisure education, pre-community integration skills, relaxation techniques, sensory stimulation, social skills, stress management, and time management.
  • Ability to incorporate information from assessment from both the recreational therapy assessment as well as the other team members.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge related to diversity issues to organize and implement therapeutic interventions to meet the consumer’s needs.
  • Demonstrates the abilities and attitudes necessary to collaboratively develop the treatment plan.
  • Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy and concern; develops and maintains relationships.
  • Demonstrates cross cultural sensitivity and understanding.
  • Identifies and seeks to solve problems and prevent or resolve conflict situations.
  • Encourages others through positive reinforcement.
  • Demonstrates integrity by honoring commitments and promises.
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and commitment to the public trust through statements and actions.
  • Demonstrates integrity by maintaining necessary confidentiality.
  • Exhibits a strong work ethic by being productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data to modify the individualized treatment/program plan, the intervention/program plan, the intervention/programs or to recommend discharge plans/aftercare
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate with others (staff, consumers, others) in a clear, concise, professional and timely manner.
  • Works well in groups.
  • Accepts responsibility for actions and results.
  • Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals.
  • Steadfastly persists in overcoming obstacles and pushes self for results.
  • Maintains necessary attention to detail to achieve high-level performance.
  • Deals effectively with pressure and recovers quickly from setbacks.
  • Takes ownership of tasks, performance standards and mistakes.
  • Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance including individual differences in ability, personality, and interests

References

Sabrina Young DIRECTOR

South Mississippi State Hospital
Phone: 601.794.0164
E-mail: syoung@smsh.state.ms.us

Scott Willoughby, PhD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & PROGRAM DIRECTOR

South Mississippi State Hospital
Phone: 601.794.0241
E-mail: swilloughby@smsh.state.ms.us

Chris Lamousin, M.D. PSYCHIATRIST

CHOICES
Phone: 601.310.0507
E-mail: chrislamousin@bellsouth.net

Jim Pierce ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC THERAPY

William Carey University
Phone: 601.842.6890
E-mail: jpierce@wmcarey.edu

Melanie Ingram RECREATION THERAPIST II

South Mississippi State Hospital
Phone: 769.456.1082
E-mail: mingram@smsh.state.ms.us

Merwin Brown PHARMACY TECH

South Mississippi State Hospital
Phone: 601.307.1267
E-mail: mbrown@smsh.state.ms.us

May Watson PI COORDINATOR

South Mississippi State Hospital
Phone: 601.606.5830
E-mail: maywatts642@yahoo.com

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I look forward to hearing from you!