Resume of Cynde R. Burgess, LCSW-C


2018- Present Sugarloaf Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates
Germantown, MD


  • Provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families
  • Provide EAP assessments, brief counseling, and referrals
1985-2016 Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD

Social Work Supervisor/Social Worker

  • Provided clinical supervision to social work staff and paraprofessionals
  • Assessed the safety and well being of children residing in their homes as well as those residing in temporary foster care
  • Counseled and supported foster parents
  • Counseled and supported birth parents and families caring for children with developmental disabilities
  • Counseled older youth preparing to exit the foster care system and facilitated the development of plans for a successful transition to adulthood
  • Participation in and occasional facilitation of Family Involvement Meetings
1984-1985 Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
Hyattsville, MD

Social Worker, Child Protective Services

  • Investigated assigned referrals of suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Provided continuing case management services to children and families in need
  • On-going assessment of risk factors to determine potential for abuse and neglect
1983-1984 Northern Virginia Family Services
Falls Church, VA

Community Development Worker

  • Developed plans of community education and citizen stimulation to increase community services or to improve existing services within designated neighborhoods
  • Reviewed and assessed community needs and resources available to carry out the agency’s mission
  • Implemented plans for simulating community action to improve area conditions while giving consultation and guidance to individuals and groups within the designated neighborhoods


MSW Field Supervisor – University of Maryland School of Social Work
Participated in Peer Record Review
Functioned as liaison to numerous community programs serving Transitional Youth
Provided specialized training on state policies pertaining to Transitioning Youth in the state of Maryland
Participated on Child Welfare Services Accreditation and Reaccreditation Committees
Provided training to foster and adopt parent applicants


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical


1983 University of Maryland School of Social Work
Master of Social Work
1981 Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College)
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology


Member of DHHS Service Integration Committee
Total Leadership Connections Program participant
Recipient of the Department Carol Johnson Memorial Award for Community Service
Named State Department of Human Resources Outstanding Foster Care Worker


Adverse Experiences: A Structured Approach for More Effective Assessment, Treatment Planning and Interventions for Trauma – PESI/Behavioral Health Continuing Education; Ellicott City, Md.; 6.25 credit hours; 6/26/18
Women and Addiction: Exploring the Role of Trauma – University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Md.; 6 credit hours; 6/7/18
Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation – Institute for Brain Potential, Ellicott City, Md.; 6 credit hours; 10/20/17
Calming an Overactive Brain – Institute for Brain Potential, Columbia, Md.; 6 credit hours; 10/13/17
Values of Permanency – Montgomery County DHHS, Rockville, Md.; 2.5 credit hours; 11/2/15
Combating Child Sex Trafficking: Montgomery County’s Multi-Disciplinary Approach; Rockville, Md.; 3.5 credit hours; 10/16/15
Trauma and Self Care – Montgomery County DHHS, Rockville, Md.; 1.5 credit hours; 7/24/15
The Young and the Restless: Communicating and Motivating Across Generations – University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Md.; 5.5 credit hours; 7/23/15
You are Not Alone: A Comprehensive Framework for Working with Undocumented/Unaccompanied Foster Children; University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Md.; 5.5 credit hours; 5/13/15
Ready by 21 Training – Maryland Department of Human Resources, Baltimore, Md.; 2 credit hours; 11/3/14
Youth Engagement Model: Youth Matter – University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore Maryland; 11 credit hours; 7/26-27/11
Ethical Considerations for Child Welfare Social Workers When Addressing Client Sexual Issues; Child Welfare Academy, Baltimore, Md.; 5.5 credit hours; 11/17/10
Anger Management for Adolescent and Young Adults – Maryland Child Welfare Academy, Baltimore, Md.; 5.5 credit hours; 3/30/10
The Digital Underground: The Down Low on Texting, Sexting and Cyberspace – The University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Md.; 5.5 credit hours; 12/16/09
Child Welfare Trauma Training: Creating Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network via Montgomery County DHHS, Rockville, Md.; 12 credit hours; 3/08