Curriculum Vitae

Education

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forensic Psychology, Student

Completed Coursework to date: 

  • Foundation for Graduate Study in Psychology
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Intersection of Crime, Psychology, and the Law
  • Research Theory, Design, and Methods
  • Advance Psychology and Personality Disorders
  • Legal Issues and Social Change in Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Violence, Risk, and Threat Assessments
  • Teaching Psychology
  • Research Theory
  • Victimology
  • Residency 1 in Atlanta, GA
  • Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Dissertation
  • Treatment of Forensic Populations

Concord Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Juris Doctorate (JD), January 2016

Honorable Recipient of Kaplan Legal Service Award, Sue Lane Award, and Duane Hurt Award

MPRE Score 99 and Moral Character Requirement Satisfied with State Bar of CA

Completed Coursework Includes:

  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Real Property
  • Evidence
  • Advocacy
  • Educational Law
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Legal Analysis and Writing
  • Legal Research
  • Future of Law Practice
  • Community Property
  • Wills & Trust
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Debtor/Creditor Law
  • Remedies 

National University, San Diego CA

Master of Science Degree in Educational Counseling, July 2007

Additional Graduate Level Work Completed in School Psychology

Cumulative GPA: 3.725

Completed Graduate Coursework Includes:

  • Student Diversity and School Counseling Experience
  • Development and Evaluation 
  • Advance Counseling Theories
  • Group Counseling
  • Consultation in Schools
  • Career and Academic Counseling
  • Psycho-Educational Assessment
  • Legal and Ethical Practices 
  • Counseling Field Work – High School (Juvenile Court and Community Schools)
  • Roles, Issues, and Ethics of Educational and Psychological Assessment of Children
  • Advance Individual Assessment
  • Wellness Advocacy
  • Eligibility Assessment and Low Incident Population Assessment Seminar
  • Supporting Positive Behavior
  • Research in Education
  • Exceptional Children in the Classroom
  • School Psychology Best Practices
  • Educational Psychology
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • School Counseling Action Research Project – Thesis: Autism and Music Therapy

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts Degree Psychology, Cum Laude, June 2002

Cumulative GPA: 3.53

Completed Undergraduate Coursework Includes:

  • Human Heredity
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Psychology of Infant and Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Intro to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Prejudice

Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

Associates of Art Degree, General Education with Honors, June 2000

Cumulative GPA: 3.65

Completed Coursework Includes:

  • Intro to Sociology
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Child Development: Music and Movement
  • Child Development: Language and Literature
  • Child Development: Curriculum Development and Appropriate Practice
  • Elements Human Communication
  • Principles of Biology
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Language and Literature for Tutors
  • Para-Educator in K-12 Classroom

Professional Experience 

Solomon Family Solutions, August 2015 to Present

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director– Based upon Chase’s personal experiences as a survivor of domestic violence and high conflict divorce and child custody disputes, Chase pioneered,  co-founded, and established this nonprofit organization to provide those services she found most valuable when she navigated her escape, divorce, and custody of her children; Chase provides executive management of Solomon Family Solutions, which is a 501c3 TN Nonprofit Organization, Licensed TN Child Placement Agency and Licensed TN Child Abuse Prevention Agency; Chase has developed and manages all forensic, educational, and conflict resolution based services of the organization.  Solomon Family Services primarily serves the courts and families within TN 10th Judicial District, and currently operates two professional locations in Cleveland and Sweetwater with the help and support of 9 team members (employees).

Supervising Child Placement Manager– provide executive and supervising management of Solomon Family Solutions private adoption home studies; assuring compliance with the State of TN child placement laws and procedures; program development and community outreach; management and training of case managers; investigating and approving/denying families for child placement.

Supervising Child Abuse Prevention Specialist– provide executive and supervising management of Solomon Family Solutions child abuse prevention programs and services per the requirements of the State of TN Child Abuse Prevention License; research, develop, and conduct educational classes for employees, volunteers, and interns within the organization, for the community, and for parents in order to help identify, prevent, and end child abuse; lead instructor of organization’s 12 Hour Child Abuse Prevention and Parenting Skills Course; conduct home safety checks; provide parent education and community outreach.

TN Rule 31 Family Mediator– provide professional and affordable family mediation services for families unable to afford traditional family mediation services; adhere to practices and procedures of Rule 31 family mediation.

Co-Director of Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Services – provide co-executive management and supervision of Solomon Family Solutions supervised visitation services; develop and implement professional and affordable supervised visitation and safe exchange services to benefit children; Create, establish, and implement training of staff, interns, and volunteers whom have direct contact with families and children; Report writing, court appearance, and testimony regarding supervised visitations;  offer recommendations based upon observations to family, attorneys, and/or court for the best interests of the child.

Anger Management Director and Educator– research, develop, and provide evidence based educational anger management services to individuals or group participants; teach and guide self-exploration, causes and effects of poorly managed anger, self-assessment skills, self-reflection skills, problem solving skills, conflict resolution, stress management, and interpersonal communication skills.

Director of Parent Coordination and Parent Education– provide parents with professional conflict resolution and problem solving skills for the best interests of the child on an ongoing basis; assist parents with visitation and exchange coordination based upon parenting plan; teach co-parenting and/or collaborative parenting techniques to parents; teach child development and best parenting practices.

Home Study, Child Custody/Visitation, and Parenting Evaluator, Investigator, Consultant, and Expert Witness– drawing from over 20 years of educational study, professional work, and personal experiences with issues related to children and families to include domestic violence/abuse, child abuse and neglect, child development, parenting, special education, psychology, law, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships and communication, Chase is uniquely qualified to provide parents, attorneys, and/or the court with professional, organized, and in depth understanding of the interplay between child and parent, siblings, co-parents, other family members and guardians.  Chase uses evidence based methods for evaluations and data collection to include case file reviews, psychological assessment reports, DCS investigation reports, police records, counseling and psychologist notes/files/reports, checklists, forensic interviews, background and collateral contact investigations, structured and unstructured observations, home studies, and subjective and objective evaluation and assessment methods.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee, January 2015 to Present

Volunteer/Intern –under the supervision of staff: client screening and intake; legal research; review client files; input files into legal server; assign and close cases; assist clients during divorce clinics by providing information to help complete divorce paperwork; provide support at courthouse intakes

CASA of Bradley County, August 2015 to September 2015

Interim Executive Director – provide interim executive management of CASA of Bradley and Polk County organization until permanent executive director role was filled; report to the Board of Directors; supervise and coordinate volunteer service program that provides CASA services to abused and neglected children involved in Juvenile Court deprivation proceedings.

Ocoee Advocates – Bradley County Supervised Visitation, May 2015 to August 2015

Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Monitor – provide a safe and comfortable environment for parents and their children to visit together; monitor and document parent and child interaction; report observations during visits to supervisor; assist parents and guardians during exchanges of child to insure child safety.

CASA of Bradley County, June 2014 to September 2015

Court Appointed Special Advocate– Completed 35 hours of CASA training; sworn in as a CASA by the Honorable Judge Benson; Assist in maintaining court presence through assisting with intakes of CASA appointed families; attend court, provide initial assessment of case through intake of family; complete intake paperwork; research and make assessment of adequate court documents needed to create background knowledge of case; conduct home studies and interviews in order to make custodial recommendations for the Court; report writing, court appearance, testimony, and advocacy for abused and neglected children.

LMSV School District, Highland Elementary School, August 2002 – February 2005

School Psychology Intern/ School Counseling Intern/ Special Education Aide 

Special Education Aide shadowed and tutored a student with Autism; helped the student stay on task and complete assignments; kept a daily journal to share with the student’s parent; attended the student’s outside services such as Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. 

School Counseling Intern – while under the supervision and training of a certified school counselor, Chase developed and conducted social skills groups for students; provided individual counseling; organized parent educational groups; attended and participated in Student Service Team meetings; assisted the school counselor with general office duties. 

School Psychology Intern – while under the supervision and training of a certified School Psychologist, Chase conducted behavioral observation of students; conducted psychological and educational assessments of children; evaluated and wrote reports on assessments and test findings; provided recommendations based upon investigation, testing, and evaluation; participated in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.

San Diego County Juvenile Court and Community School, spring and summer 2003

School Counseling Intern – while under the supervision and training of a certified school counselor, Chase conducted school site visits; researched programs and services for students; assisted office staff; counseled incarcerated students to assist them with educational and career goals.

San Diego State University, Office of Academic Advising, August 2001 – August 2002 

Peer Advisor – Chosen from a select group of students; completed a rigorous interview and training program; counseled and helped students pick classes and majors based on interests; provided information on the university’s academic policies and procedures; presented academic information to an auditorium full of incoming transfer students and their parents; made appropriate referrals to campus resources.

Mira Mesa Presbyterian Preschool, July 2002 to December 2003

Teacher’s AideAssisted the lead teacher in classroom instruction based on predefined curriculum; Maintained a safe and well organized classroom environment for children; assisted the lead teacher in ensuring the physical, social, cognitive and educational excellence of children; ensured that the classroom was aesthetically attractive so that students enjoyed their surroundings while learning lessons; provided support to the lead teacher in planning lessons and daily activities based on the principles of child development;  ensured development of positive relationships with children with a view to promote self esteem and self discipline; observed each child to assess skills, interests and needs and use this information to facilitate individual learning and growth; changed diapers and help children in cleaning themselves;  oversaw children to make sure that they are safe during outdoor activities; assumed the lead teacher’s role in her absence.

Kaufman Family, June 1998 to December 2001

NannyCared for two boys – infant and 3 year old (at start of position); engaged children in playtime and learning activities; assisted parents with chores and errands; meal preparation; light housekeeping.

KinderCare, January 1998 to June 1998

Teacher – Guided children in positive interactions, kept all children in sight; used Child Supervision Records properly; kept classroom clean and tidy; was aware of surroundings and took responsibility to report or fix unsafe conditions; used positive child guidance techniques to instruct children; knew and followed the licensing regulations related to child care; created learning spaces that supported and enhanced curriculum activities; kept classroom supplies, daily records, child information organized; implemented curriculum in a way that was consistent with the unique needs of each child; used developmentally appropriate teaching methods; adapted teaching style as needed for each child; completed student assessments using classroom observations; actively participated in parent conferences with the Lead Teacher or Center Director.

Other Relevant Personal/Professional Experience and Training

Qualified Expert Witness before the Honorable Judge Watson: D and N/TPR case – 2016

Member of the American Psychological Association – 2017 to Present

Member of the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators – 2018 to Present

Member of the American Psychology Law Society – 2017 to Present

Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success

Personal Experience – Survivor of Domestic Violence and High Conflict Divorce

Individual Therapy – 2007 – 2013 (over 400 hours with Licensed Marriage Family Therapist)

High Conflict Parenting Course – 2013

Family Mediation – 2008; 2009; 2010; 2013; and, 2014

Civil and Criminal Restraining Orders – 2008; 2009; 2011

High Conflict Divorce and Child Custody Dispute – 2008 – Present

Parent Coordination – 2013 – 2014

Safe at Home Program with the State of California – 2010 – 2014

Children placed in supervised visitation to maintain relationship with father – 2009 – 2010

48 Hours Family Mediation Training – 2015

Listed TN Rule 31 Family Mediator – 2016 – Present

Graduate of Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy – 2018