Nov 13, 2019

Janelle McKinnon

  • MST Expert
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Full time MST Expert MST Program Manager

Personal Summary

Hello! My name is Janelle McKinnon and I have been working in the MST program in Grand Rapids, MI since 2014. I started as an MST therapist and now am the MST supervisor. The MST model is highly effective and a clear match for my skill-set. I thoroughly enjoy providing case feedback utilizing the MST analytic process and principles. I see myself continuing to enhance these skills and train and coach others in the effective treatment modality. I also speak, read and write in Spanish and am passionate in using my Spanish abilities in my work. If needed, I am open to relocation. 

Thank you for your consideration! 

Work Experience

MST Supervisor
Jan 2018 - Jan 2021 D.A. Blodgett-St. John's
  • Trained in utilizing the Multi-Systemic Therapy evidenced based model
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders and referrals sources
  • Utilizing clinical skills and various types of therapy in home sessions with clients
  • Training MST therapists
  • Providing MST supervision weekly
  • Increasing stream of referrals to ensure consistent caseload management for MST therapists
MST Therapist
Jun 2015 - Jan 2018 D.A. Blodgett-St. John's
  • Trained in the Multi-Systemic Therapy evidenced based model
  • Collaborated with families and key stakeholders
  • Utilized clinical skills and various types of therapy in home sessions with clients
  • Back-up supervisor and conducted supervision to team as needed 
KSSN Contractual Clinician/Intern
Sep 2013 - May 2014 Arbor Circle
  • Conducted individual therapy with children utilizing various therapy techniques
  • Conducted assessments and created treatment plans
  • Developed group leadership and facilitation skills
Maternal and Child Health Fellow
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014 Grand Valley State University
  • Completed training in Maternal and Child Health to receive certification
  • Participated in a childhood obesity grant project through local clinic
  • Collaborated with physicians, nurses, and other social workers
BSW Maternal and Infant Health Program Intern
Sep 2012 - May 2013 Cherry Street Health Services
  • Advocated for client’s access to resources
  • Utilized ASQ questionnaires to track infant development
  • Conducted and documented maternal/infant risk assessments
  • Submitted grant proposal and was awarded grant for a BE.NICE event run by the AmeriCorps workers at Cherry Street Heath Services
Program Assistant
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011 School to Career Progressions
  • Developed program curriculum with director
  • Facilitated group activities with students in the program


Bachelor of Social Work with additional Major in Spanish
Sep 2009 - May 2013 Calvin College
Masters of Social Work
May 2013 - Apr 2014 Grand Valley State University