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Dr Marie C Salimbeni

[Dr Marie Salimbeni]

Assistant Professor of Practice, Social Work
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Research Interests: Forensic Social Work, Military Families and Children, Qualitative Research, Action Research, Race and Ethnicity, Relationship Violence and Prevention, Trauma, Higher Education, Student Development and Leadership, Community Education and Social Work Supervision.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Teaching Interests: Forensic Social Work, Military Families and Children, Qualitative Research, Action Research, Race and Ethnicity, Relationship Violence and Prevention, Trauma, Higher Education, Student Development and Leadership, Community Education, Advanced Micro Practice, Social Work Supervision and Integrative Seminar.


Biography

Biography

Dr. Marie C Salimbeni completed her Ph.D. in social work at Yeshiva University, New York, NY, in 2009 and have been in the field for about 30 years. She moved to San Antonio Texas in August 2018 to begin my current position as assistant professor in practice here in the UTA School of Social Work. She has taught research, statistics, substance abuse, domestic violence, military and forensic social work practice, advanced micro practice, integrative seminar, cultural diversity and intersectionality courses. In addition, she has also worked with doctoral students as a mentor and professor from the initial course to completion of his/her dissertation.

Her academic and professional work revolves around military and forensic social work in the prevalence of social problems. She is a retired first responder and has worked with military (DOD) and law enforcement officers for most of her social work career as well as community based clinics. She has also taught in traditional and online universities and decided to move here and teach full time. One of many things she enjoys about the field of social work is that you can wear so many hats as a clinician and help others in so many different ways. She feels privileged to be here to help each of you to optimize your learning in this class and feel as passionate about social work as she does! When not working, she enjoys getting out of the house for a bit, whether it's for good food, good wine -- and a long walk -- are some of my abiding epicurean and life pleasures.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2021 Texas State Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S), Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
    • 2014 Certified Military Service Members, Veterans and Their Families – Clinical Social Worker (MVF-CSW), National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • 2008 Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
    • 2002 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work , New York University, Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work
    • 2000 Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), Fordham University
    • 1996 Credentialled Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
    • 1996 Certified Addicition Specialist (CAS), Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders
    • 2020 Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
    • 1992 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), New York State

Appointments

Appointments

    • July 2013 to Aug 2018 Service Chief of Education, Training and Research, and Director of the Social Work Fellowship in Child and Family Practice
      Social Work, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) (Bethesda, MD, United States)
      Direct and manage the administrative, policy/standard operating procedures (SOP’s), approve contract invoices and monitor related BHSL program expenditures. Monitor staffing levels through quarterly workload and staffing reports and validate the appropriate use of funds. Identify funding shortfalls/excesses and recommend redistribution due to mission changes. Realign personnel and budget resources ensuring support of medical treatment facilities (MTFs). and clinical aspects of the Social Work Department’s Field Instruction Program, Social Work Internship Program to include supervising and overseeing cases of a variety of concerns to include suspected child, marital, emotional and financial abuse, Social Work Fellowship in Child and Family Practice to include supervising and overseeing cases of a variety of concerns to include suspected or child, marital, emotional and financial abuse, Departmental research to include supervising and overseeing research in a variety of concerns to include child abuse, marital or domestic violence, emotional and financial abuse and new staff orientation and continuing education training in of a variety of areas to include child abuse, marital or domestic violence, emotional and financial abuse.
    • Oct 2010 to Oct 2013 Part-time Professor
      Social Work, Capella University, Social Work Program (Minneapolis, MI, United States)
      Distant learning mentor and facilitator of the DSW dissertation participatory action research course undertaken by learners after completion of required coursework in their area of dissertation research within the field of social work. Mentors and supervises for doctoral level students from the initial research idea and throughout the process to conduct scientific studies, surveys and investigations, designing, overseeing, implementing and/or participating in scientific studies, surveys, investigations, or projects, to develop information in such areas as causes of diseases and mental illness common to the veteran population, methods of prevention, control, treatment, and program evaluation and implementation. Prior to the commencement of a research protocol reviews space and other logistic needs, allocating research space to meet the needs of all investigators, reviewing major equipment requests in these areas for appropriateness, effectiveness action research dissertation course, and efficiency prior to and during all phases of the research process. Lastly, assists in the learner obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval and supervises the learners research from application to closure of research. After completion of the research and dissertation, served as the dissertation chair and also a committee member to doctoral learners pursuing a DSW. Received the distinction of being the first mentor to have a graduate from the DSW Program as well as the most doctoral committee member dissertations and the dissertation committee chair with the highest number of completed dissertations/graduates at the university.
    • May 2010 to July 2013 Adjunct Professor
      Social Work, CUNY, Hunter College, School of Social Work (New York, NY, United States)
      Professor for students’ pursuing a master’s degree in social work. Possess the knowledge and experience in the following areas, such as: prepared and revised programs of instruction, in a graduate program of social work; research methods; and attend faculty meetings on curriculum development in accordance with the Counsel on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards. Prepared the Syllabus for the Advanced Multicultural Social Work Practice Course for second year social work students, which addressed cultural competence related to areas of intersectionality in social work. The Ways of Knowing courses listed below examined different aspects and research of types of alcohol, drug, prescription drug, sex, eating, other addictions, and areas of domestic violence on the victim, or perpetrator, or family from what is written in books, empirical studies, a variety if research methods, journal articles, grey/gray literature, interviews with multidisciplinary professionals, theories, evidenced-based literature, and other web sources and/or self-help group information. This information was then integrated with social work practice knowledge of assessment, DSM diagnostic criteria, and treatment planning when working with clients (adult, children, youth, and families) who present with concerns related to addiction and/or domestic violence. Courses taught: • Advanced Multicultural Social Work Practice • Ways of Knowing course in Substance abuse and Alcohol (research course) • Ways of Knowing course in Domestic Violence (research course)
    • May 2007 to July 2013 Adjunct Professor
      Social Work, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work (New York, NY, United States)
      Professor for students’ pursuing a Masters in Social Work. In addition to teaching, preparing lesson plans, speakers, and a variety of class exercises. Experience in academic advising for graduate level students and supervised field placements and conducted offsite visits to field instructors and students at placement sites throughout the State of New York. Courses taught: • Cultural Diversity • Foundation in Social Work Practice 1 & 2 • Academic Advising for Social Work Students • Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma and Interpersonal Violence • Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions
    • Jan 1996 to July 2013 Therapist
      Self Employed, Private Practice (New York, NY, United States)
      Social work treatment in an individual, group, couple, and family modality, Specializing in the areas of mental health issues, domestic violence (batterer/victim) and substance abuse and in a variety of areas and populations to include providing assessments, diagnosis, and treatment to children and families.
    • Oct 2008 to Oct 2012 Consultant
      Goverment Services, Mental Health Network, Government Services (MHNGS) (San Rafael, CA)
      Private contractor working as Military Family Life Consultant with MHN Government Services; a company that contracts with the Department of Defense. Provide consultation and training for military members, dependent family members, military retirees, and civilian staff on various military bases throughout the world. Program is designed to ultimately support service members in their mission with Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other issues. Many individuals struggle with PTSD, substance abuse, and difficulties at home. Child and Youth behavioral (CYB) Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) designation, in addition to adult MFLC Assignments included: • Fort Hood (Army) Texas – “Pilot Program for the schools on post” – Elementary school (Pre-k through 5th grade) • Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering station (Navy) in New Jersey – (CDC, Youth Center) • Fort Drum (Army) Watertown New York – (High School) • Wiesbaden High School (Army) Germany – (High School) • Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS, Marines) Yuma Arizona – (CDC, Youth, and Adult Program) • Camp Butler/Camp Foster (Marines) Okinawa Japan – (SAC and Teen Program) • Fort Dix (Army), New Jersey – (CDC, SAS and Teen Program) • Fort Hamilton (Army), Brooklyn New York – (CDC, SAS, Teen and Adult Program)
    • Jan 1986 to Jan 2006 Detective, Assistant Director
      Employee Assistance Unit and Employee Counseling Unit, NYC Housing Police Department/NYC Police Department (New York, NY, United States)
      Administrative and clinical supervision of broad-brush Employee Assistance Program, for law enforcement and military officers and their families in the areas of stress, PTSD, substance abuse, marital/domestic violence, and chronic mental illness. Duties included providing psychological treatment and consultation services to alcohol and drug dependent clients while in initial treatment, formulation of treatment plans, and undergoing rehabilitation; providing clinical supervision to treatment includes case consultation and review of treatment plans, while assisting staff in maintaining difficult cases; analyzing clinical assessments of patients; instructing others in proper therapeutic techniques; included in the formulation of personnel reports; and preparing reports for higher commands. In addition to the clinical responsibilities, prepared programs of instruction for the alcohol, domestic violence, command and executive level trainings/conferences in a variety of areas. Supervised masters level social work and other disciplines in counseling student interns. New York City Police Department (NYPD), Police Detective (retired, full service completion), New York, NY, (1/9/86-1/14/2006).
    • Feb 1993 to Apr 1994 Evening/Weekend Supervisor
      Social Work/Mental Health Day/evening program, The Bridge, Inc. (New York, NY, United States)
      Drafted, implemented and supervised evening/weekend program for chronic mentally ill chemically addicted patients. Supervised social work students and all personnel employed by the agency.

Memberships

    • 2012 to Present Counsel on Social Work Education
    • 1990 to Present National Association of Social Workers

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2021 Nominated for the President's Award for Innovative Teaching 2021 sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work
    • Dec  2020 Nominated for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by UTA Arlington, School of Social Work
    •  2013 Steven Shank Award sponsored by Capella University

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • 2008
        (Overseas and United States)
        Healthnet Goverment Services, Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC)

Publications


      In Process
      • Newsletter
        Social Work Month: All People Matter
        [Salimbeni, Marie]. Newsletter of WRNMMC, DOD. 1(27 March 2014), 5,10. Published.
      • Book
        Law Enforcement Officers’ Understanding of Domestic Violence Among Colleagues
        [Salimbeni, Marie]. Published dissertation. CA. Published.
      • Book Review
        Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice by Lettie L. Lockhart and Fran S. Danis (Eds.). New York,
        [Salimbeni, Marie]. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 31(1), 112-114. New York: "Columbia Press". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08841233.2011.541846 Published.

Presentations

    • September  2018
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Enhancing Professional Competency: Exploring Pedagogy with Psychodynamic Group Therapy for Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Military Behavioral Health", UTA, Austin School of Social Work, Hilton, Austin Texas. (September 5, 2018).
    • October  2015
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Ethics in Behavioral Health", Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD. (October , 2015).
    • March  2014
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Ethical Guidelines for Integrating Trauma Informed Care into Practice", SAMSHA, SAMSHA, Rockville, MD. (March , 2014).
    • October  2013
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Police Social Work: History, Practice and Social Work Education", CSWE, Dallas, Texas. (October , 2013).
    • May  2009
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Police Social Work", CSWE, PA. (May , 2009).
    • May  2007
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Social Work Practice with Police Officers, Their Families and Law Enforcement Organizations", Yeshiva University, New York, NY. (May , 2007).
    • May  2003
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Building the Bridge: EAP’s and Managed Care Companies in Collaboration to Deliver Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Services ", NASW, NYC Chapter, Fordham University, New York, NY. (May , 2003).
    • May  2003
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Looking Beneath the Surface: Ways to Engage the Difficult Client", Veritas Villa, Inc., Kerhonkson, NY. (May , 2003).
    • October  2002
      Salimbeni, Marie, "The Reluctant Client", EAPA, New York, NY. (October , 2002).
    • May  2002
      Salimbeni, Marie, "SPECIAL WORKSHOP Beyond Debriefings: New York City as A Model for the Changing Face of Employee Assistance Programs", NASW, Fordham University, New York, NY. (May , 2002).
    • March  2002
      Salimbeni, Marie, "Balancing the Scale: The Treatment of Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse", Lifeskills, Boca Raton Florida. (March , 2002).
    • May  2001
      Salimbeni, Marie, "The Deadly Duo: Alcoholism and Domestic Violence", NASW, NYC Chapter, Fordham University, New York, NY. (May , 2001).

Students Supervised

    • May 2020
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Janise Miescke-Johnson, I was asked to take on this student's thesis mid way through the semester of fall 2020 to have a completion date of May 2020.

      With the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in service members, there is little research on how this injury affects a service member holistically, including the family. This Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis sought to answer the question: how does existing literature depict the changes in the family after the service member sustains a TBI? Using qualitative methods, this study examined the original themes individually drawn from the literature of the eight existing articles on the topic. Then, methodically and with triangulation, finds overarching themes among the eight studies from the existing literature. Finding overarching themes helps to shed light on what individual researchers may or may not have found within their findings. This study helps to synergize information to create a web of knowledge. This study can provide help for people who may be going through TBI- related experiences themselves and are seeking to find information and commonalities within their life. This study also provides Social Work practitioners and educators on how to care for the military population and their loved ones. (Social Work)
      TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN SERVICE MEMBERS AND CHANGES IN THEIR FAMILIES: A QUALITATIVE INTERPRETIVE META-SYNTHESIS
    • July 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christine Highfill, (Social Work)
      Exploring Perceptions of Military Connected Spouse Abuse among Stakeholders Using an Online Observational Approach

Courses

      • SOCW 5306-006 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5306-006 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5306-007 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5395-011 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5395-011 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5395-018 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5395-037 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5369-001 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
        (Course Id: 109064)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5369-001 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
        (Course Id: 109064)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5369-003 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
        (Course Id: 109064)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5369-006 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
        (Course Id: 109064)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5311-020 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5306-001 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5306-003 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCW 5306-004 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCW 5306-007 GENERALIST MACRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108966)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCW 5324-001 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
        (Course Id: 109069)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-026 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-040 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5395-011 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5395-012 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5395-013 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5395-014 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5395-016 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5482-012 ADVANCED FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 109107)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5482-013 ADVANCED FIELD SPLIT I
        (Course Id: 109107)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-001 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-002 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-003 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5395-036 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5395-037 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-005 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-006 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 4391-001 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 108947)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5395-011 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5364-004 PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
        (Course Id: 109031)
        Spring - 2020
      • SOCW 5311-025
        Fall - 2019
      • SOCW 5311-026
        Fall - 2019
      • SOCW 5311-015 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-035 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-004 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 5357-005 GROUP DYNAMICS & SOCW PRACT
        (Course Id: 109023)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2019
      • SOCW 4364-002 PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
        (Course Id: 112657)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 4364-003 PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
        (Course Id: 112657)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 3304-002 SW PRACTIC II
        (Course Id: 108925)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 3304-003 SW PRACTIC II
        (Course Id: 108925)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • SOCW 5311-019 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5371-001 FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 109040)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5357-003 GROUP DYNAMICS & SOCW PRACT
        (Course Id: 109023)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2019
      • SOCW 5357-004 GROUP DYNAMICS & SOCW PRACT
        (Course Id: 109023)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5395-001 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 109016)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 5355-001 MILITARY SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 112697)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 4371-001 FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 112710)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5371-001 FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 109040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5355-001 MILITARY SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 112697)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5313-027 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION II
        (Course Id: 109035)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5369-004 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THERAPY
        (Course Id: 109064)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018

Service to the University

    • Feb 2021 to  Present Faculty Liaison
      Professional Standards Committee
      Provide coordination and Liaison guidance between the student and various services/resources at the UTA and community level for students who have a recommended plan by the Student Success Committee.
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      CAP Committee
      Member of the CAP Committee. 1) volunteered to sit on a CAP and other social work concentrations panel to recruit/explain the concentration to students trying to decide their social work concentration, 2) took the lead on creating a CAP recruitment video to include 4 faculty to explain the CAP certificates and 3 students to highlight their experience(s) in a CAP concentration, 3) revised 2 course descriptions for CAP classes.
    • May 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Field Committee
      Voted on activities related to field instruction.
    • Aug 2019 to  Nov 2020 Guest Speaker
      Recruitment
      Accepted and invitation to participate in recruitment events and meeting with the recruitment section at UTA School of Social Work. Also, beyond the school year or commitment was invited to speak at two recruitment events for the social work department. For the last event, prepared a slide show for an even on facebook.
    • Aug 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      Child and Family Committee
      Participated in committee activities and completed, 1) short fuse book selection and completed syllabus for the course Personal Relationships, and 2) took the lead on developing a student based video with faculty for the child and family concentration in the MSW program.
    • Aug 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      Recruitment
      Faculty member to assist in recruitment activities.
    • May 2019 to  Sept 2019 Committee Member
      Professional Standards Committee
      Volunteered and participated in the activities, voting and committee meetings regarding student success.
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      DSW Program
      Helped to develop the curriculum for the Proposal for a DSW program at UTA, School of Social Work.
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member (Online, Online, Worldwide)
      Gexin Publications, Journal of Mental Health and Social Behaviour
      Board member and reviewer for the journal.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Aug 2020 to  Dec 2020
      Volunteer (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Field Instruction for Student in Community Placement
      Provided field instruction for a student at an external agency with no field instructor on site. Student requested to have a in-person placement for her learning needs.
    • Feb 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Volunteer (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Field Instruction for Student in Community Placement
      Student requested through NASW ListServe a volunteer to be her field instructor due to her not being able to use hired instructor. This student was already placed and needed someone to fill the role asap.
    • Oct 2019 to  Jan 2020
      Volunteer (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Honor's College Student Thesis
      In October 2019, volunteered to supervise a Bacherlor's Level social work honor's student to complete a research proposal in 1 month due to other faculty leaving the role. Was not compensated by the University and completed the proposal and began the research during the fall semester. Was compensated in the next term or spring semester.