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  Consultant Name Ericka Kettner
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (715) 307-9121
  E-Mail ESKettner@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 1/9/17 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Bachelor of Science- Psychology Yes 5/1/15
University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Social Work No current

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

I have been fortunate to have a variety of experiences working with individuals of varying abilities as well as the aging population. One of these positions I worked as a line therapist where I conducted play therapy in the homes of children with autism and their families. Additionally, I had the privilege of working as a respite camp counselor through Easter Seals Wisconsin. I have also worked as a care provider for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as the aging population.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Pierce, Polk, Saint Croix

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I partner with people to “clear the path ahead” by use of a strengths based model. This model focuses on what a person can do, rather than their limitations as well as encourages self-direction.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant is building a trusted working relationship with my partners. I enjoy learning about what makes each individual unique.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have a number of experiences that have prepared me as an IRIS Consultant beginning with my education. In addition to a degree in Psychology and a minor in At-Risk Child and Youth Care, I am currently pursuing my Masters in Social work. In addition, I have hands on experience working as a Mental Health Practitioner. While working in this role, I worked with individuals with chronic mental health disorders to build skills to help them overcome their mental health symptoms. Working directly with individuals with varying needs and abilities has taught me to recognize and appreciate the gifts each individual has to offer.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, especially my two nieces and nephew. Some of my favorite things in life include a hot cup of coffee, a hike through a state park, exploring new areas, a weekend at the cabin, being near water on a beach or boat, and playing a board or card game.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)