Lucien LaRoche Clinical Specialist

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Curriculum Vitae

Lucien DM LaRoche, MEd

188 Oyster Bay Circle, Apt. 250

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

(321) 277-7751


PsyD       Psychology                            California Southern University, Costa Mesa, CA             2015-2020

—-           Psychology                            Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ                              2014-2015

MEd        Counseling                            University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH                    1993

BPS         Behavioral Science              Granite State College, Durham, NH                                   1990

AAGS      General Studies                    Granite State College, Durham, NH                                   1988


Professional Experience

Adapt Behavioral Services, Maitland, FL                                                          September 2017-Present

Mental Health Therapist

Outpatient mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children.  Provided diagnosis of mental health disorders via the use of DSM-V, in addition to completion of CFARS and FARS, risk assessment, and safety planning.   Provided routine assessment of client needs, service availability and levels of care.  Familiar with strength-based objectives and measurable goals for completion with treatment plans.


Behavioral Support Service, Inc., Altamonte Springs, FL                              March 2017-September 2017

Mental Health Therapist

Provision of initial mental health assessments to adults, adolescents, and children.  Completion of CFARS and FARS, risk assessment, trauma screening, FAST and DAST.  Gathered information on biological, sociological, and family history for referral to appropriate level of care.  Knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosis of mental disorders via the use of DSM-V.  Continually assess client needs, service availability and appropriateness.  Skilled in writing strength-based objectives and measurable goals and treatment plans.  Review and monitor case files for both internal and external quality assurance standards.


University Behavioral Center, Orlando, FL                                                      June 2011-June 2017

Admissions Specialist

Responded to telephone and face-to-face inquiries from persons seeking mental health care or information about mental health-related services.  Conducted clinical assessments for patient admission to acute, residential, and partial hospitalization programs from ages 3 to 80.  Performed pre-certification presentation, handled inquiry calls involving hospital program information to agencies, facilities, and mental health professionals.


Orlando VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL                                                        May 2015-April 2016

Research Coordinator

Coordinated compliance and monitoring efforts related to human research participant protection.  Collected documents required to initiate studies and coordinated submission to the IRB, (e.g., FDA Forms 1572, CVs, etc.).  Screened subjects for eligibility using protocol specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, conducted informed consent process with research participants, and coordinated participant tests and procedures.  Collected data as required by the protocol, assured timely completion of study timelines.


Community Counseling Ctr. of Central Florida, Altamonte Springs, FL       July 2013-January 2014

Mental Health Therapist

Provision of individual and family therapy with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential and Rogerian methods.  Clinical assessment and recommendations for treatment and services for clients involved with the Florida Department of Children and Families as well as correctional/diversionary services.   Services provided to children, adolescent and adult populations from the ages of 5 to 50.


Florida Hospital Deland, DeLand, FL                                                                 March 2012-June 2013

Emergency Department Care Manager

Biopsychosocial assessment for patients admitted with mental health, behavioral, and addiction presentations.  Worked in conjunction with area law enforcement to process Baker Act patients and placements off site.  Obtained pre-certification, and provided referral resources for outpatient psychiatry and counseling services.


Florida Department of Corrections, Clermont and Daytona Beach, FL      September 2007-April 2012

Mental Health Specialist

Varied case assignment to inpatient units at the Correctional Mental Health Institution including Crisis Stabilization Unit, Transitional Care Unit, and extended court committed.  Provided individual counseling, development of treatment plans, and recommendations for ongoing services or discharge.  Provided crisis intervention services for inmates, consulted with psychiatry regarding recommendations for stabilization.


Florida Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, Orlando, FL                         October 2005-April 2008

Assessment Clinician

Emergency psychiatric assessments for adult clients seeking voluntary inpatient admission.  Evaluated a full range of diagnostic issues ranging from chronic mental illness, situational responses to distress, and addictive behaviors.  Processed insurance pre-certification authorizations, and referrals for counseling services/medication clinic.


Core Research, Inc., Leesburg, FL                                                                     February 2004-May 2005

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical trial preparation involving the planning, development and evaluation of patient information and informed consent forms and patient recruitment.  Data collection and management, collection of source documents, using and developing CRFs, registration and management AE’s, filing and archiving, managing monitoring visits.  Recruitment and co-ordination of the trial subjects covering informed consent, screening and inclusion of the subjects adhering to safety and compliance issues.


Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare, Orlando, FL                                                 May 2001-February 2004.

Assessment Specialist II and Unit Therapist                                                     Per Diem: February 2004-March 2006.

Provided clinical services including psychosocial assessments, determination of need for outpatient services, and appropriateness for inpatient referrals.  Processed Baker Act commitments, assisted in discharge planning where appropriate, crisis intervention and liaison services with departments within the hospital.  Responded to unit-wide codes requesting assistance with seclusion and restraint.


Intervention Services, Inc., Maitland, FL                                                          October 1999-May 2001

Outpatient Therapist

Conducted psychosocial assessments, identified diagnoses, and individual treatment goals for Intensive On-Site therapeutic services (ITOS), of individual, group, family counseling.  Completed required treatment plan reviews, Children’s Functional Assessment Ratings, and Population Identification Certification for children aged 3 to 17.  Provided services on-site at public schools and residences.


Florida Department of Children and Families , Orlando, FL                         December 1997-October 1999

Protective Investigator

Interviewed clients, reviewed records, and advised removal of child from the home environment when necessary.  Utilized Family Systems approach and non-confrontational interaction with families to resolve issues child custody.  Worked in an adjunct capacity with law enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, and Inspector General.


BayRidge Hospital, Lynn, MA                                                                             May 1997-December 1997

Mental Health Counselor

Provided 1:1 intervention/supervision for patients during 24 to 72 hour inpatient hospitalizations on a locked psychiatric unit.  Conducted psychosocial and medical history assessments.  Responsible for discharge planning and follow-up with outside providers.


North Shore Emergency Services, Salem, MA                                                November 1993-December 1997

Crisis Intervention Specialist

Assisted long-term mentally ill clients connected via the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health with emotional support and stabilization in the community.  Established relationships with clients by routine home visits, social activities.  Provided social diversions for clients that emphasized social skill building, and interpersonal relations.


North Shore Emergency Services, Salem, MA                                                July 1993-May 1997

Emergency Services Clinician

Assessed populations presenting for inpatient psychiatric care and detoxification services.  Arranged for hospital admission when clinically necessary and provided referrals for community based treatment options.  Contacted insurance providers to secure pre-certification for designated services.


Graduate Internships


Strafford Psychotherapy and Counseling

Individual and group psychotherapy provided.  Individual psychotherapy to predominately-female clientele.  Assisted as co-leader for therapeutic groups dealing with abusive relationships and addictive behaviors.



Sexual Assault Support Services

Provided individual psychotherapy to child and adult victims of sexual assault and abuse.


Volunteer and Community Service


Sexual Assault Support Services                                                       Sexual Assault/Abuse Advocate

Assisted with training to the community and law enforcement agencies on the topics of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and the emotional after-effects of trauma.  Provided on-call services to the community via telephone and in person support.  Provided support for victims of trauma after an assault via explanation of physical examination and legal process.



Social Psychology Network                                2017-Present

Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor       1997-2001                            #3873

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern                   2013-Present                       #11407

Victim Services Practitioner Designee                             2010

Florida Certified Functional Assessment Rater               2005                                       #805-002-622

Florida Certified Children’s Functional Rater                  2005                                       #802-009-704


Related Training Courses (2010-2017)

CPR                                                                                                         CITI Program: Human Research

HIPAA                                                                                                     HIV/Aids

Understanding AE’s and SAE’s                                                           First Aid

Ethical Issues in Clinical Research                                                     Handle with Care-Seclusion and Restraint

Baker Act Training-University of South Florida                               Patient Grievance/Youth Rights

Comprehending Informed Consent                                                  Clinical Risk Assessment

Introduction to Good Clinical Practices                                           Acute Care Training

Introduction on the Process of Drug Development                      Ethical Issues in Counseling

Infection Control                                                                                  Therapeutic Boundaries

Intentional Destruction of Personal Health Information               ADHD and Education

Verbal De-escalation of the Mental Health Client                          Survivors of Abuse

Schizophrenia and New Pharmacological Treatment                    Increasing Treatment Compliance


References Available on Request

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