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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
100th Anniversary
Meet the staff of PCC
Michelle Carpio

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peninsula Counseling Center, we are introducing you to a few of the more than 100 staff members who work with clients and behind the scenes to make the agency run.

NORMA NEIL
25 years at PCC

What are your job responsibilities? I am the assistant director of the Meeting Place Clubhouse. My job responsibilities vary day to day from overseeing the program when the director is out to running various groups.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? It is extremely rewarding to partner with clients in their rehabilitation and recovery.

What is the most important part of your job? Providing a theraputic environment for persons with mental illness, fostering a sense of belonging and recovery.

What is a typical day like for you? A typical day can consist of meeting with clients to discuss their progress or running groups such as wellness, assertiveness or computer skills.

What does it mean for you to work at PCC? I have worked at PCC for 25 years because of the excellent program quality and the opportunities provided to the staff for professional growth.

BRENDAN COREY
22 years at PCC

What are your job responsibilities? I spend three days a week providing counseling to the homebound. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do verbal therapy with PCC’s high-risk program. I am also the Saturday supervisor.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Knowing that I have helped people work through their problems, gain a different perspective on their lives, manage their feelings and function better in their lives.

What is the most important part of your job? Maintaining the awareness that the client is a unique individual, and collaborating with the client to re-achieve stability and the best level of functioning possible.

What is a typical day like for you? A typical day includes an average of five client appointments, field phone calls, documenting sessions, consulting with my supervisor, the psychiatrist or a co-worker about a particular client’s needs, and ensuring all in-house paperwork is up to date.

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