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Tracy Orwig

[Tracy Orwig]

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

Research Interests
Interprofessional Education

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Health; Direct Practice; Interprofessional Education (IPE)

Biography

Biography

Experience in adult and pediatric health care settings, including a pediatric psychiatric emergency room.

Education

Education

    • 2009 MSSW in Social Work
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2004 BA in Psychology
      Austin College

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2019 Team Stepps Master Trainer , Texas Interprofessional Education Consortium
    • 2018 Certificate-Assessing and Treating Adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, NASW
    • 2013 Licensed Clinical Social Worker ,
    • In Progress Certified Transplant Social Worker ,

Appointments

Appointments

    • Oct 2017 to Present Social Work-PRN
      Social Work , Children's Medical Center (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Provide coverage for the Emergency Room and Hospital as needed.
    • May 2013 to Present Case Manager-PRN
      Encompass Health
      Conduct assessments with new patients and their families Provide resources for patients and their families to help prepare patients to return to the community Assisted with discharge planning, ordering of DME equipment, home services and transportation
    • Nov 2013 to Oct 2017 Renal Transplant Social Worker
      Children's Medical Center
      Conduct psychosocial evaluations to ensure families are ready for transplant Supervised master level interns Work with a multidisciplinary team to help prepare families for transplant Work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure adherence and provide support to patients and families Identify high risk situations and provide appropriate interventions, counseling, and referrals Provide crisis counseling for families experiencing hospitalizations and complex medical needs Provide ongoing counseling and follow up post transplant Help lead a transplant caregiver support group Assist with the Pediatric to Adult Transition Program Obtained certification as a Certified Transplant Social Worker Provide cross coverage in the Emergency Room with psychiatric cases Evaluate patient's presenting to the Emergency Room with acute psychiatric needs Work with the Psychiatry team to determine the plan of care for patients in the Emergency Room
    • Dec 2009 to Nov 2013 Emergency Room Social Worker
      Cook Children's Medical Center
      Supervised a graduate level intern Identified high risk situations and provided appropriate interventions and referrals Coordinated Police Departments and Child Protective Services investigations Assisted in making referrals regarding abuse and neglect Provided support and counseling for families in crisis and trauma situations Cooperated with the chaplain to provide grief support to families and patients Arranged resources and support for post discharge management Conducted psychosocial assessment with families admitted to the hospital
    • Oct 2009 to Jan 2013 Social Worker Il/PRN
      Parkland Hospital
      Conducted psychosocial assessments with patients admitted to the hospital Provided resources and referrals to patients and families Coordinated and assisted in making referrals for abuse and neglect Provided support and counseling for patients and families in crisis and trauma situations Facilitated post discharge transportation and care Conducted assessments for post and ante partum patients
    • Oct 2004 to Dec 2009 Children's Case Worker
      The Samaritan Inn
      Team Captain October 2005-December 2006 Evening Shift Supervisor June 2005-October 2005 Program Specialist October 2004-June 2005 Integrated educational and recreational activities for the children and graduates of the program Developed and coordinated the children's and family program Completed psychosocial assessments on all children Assisted parents in applying for benefits and services Assisted with school enrollment and coordinating educational resources Collaborated with school districts and personnel to meet children's academic Completed reporting and service outcomes for grants Participated in the Children's First! Collin County Coalition Coordinated and managed volunteer activities Supervised college interns Participated on a Strategic Planning Committee for a local elementary school Proficient in Microsoft Office EPIC-Hospital Documentation Program Ace It-Hospital Documentation Program Meditech-Hospital Documentation Program

Memberships

    • July 2018 to July 2019 American Case Management Association
    • Jan 2018 to Dec 2018 National Association of Social Worker
      NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
    • Jan 2017 to Dec 2018 Society of Transplant Social Workers
      A professional membership organization dedicated to clinical excellence; research and education on psychosocial issues; and peer support among solid organ transplant social workers.

Courses

      • SOCW 5362-002 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5362-002 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5362-003 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5362-004 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5344-001 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5344-003 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 5365-031 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5362-003 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5362-004 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5362-005 DIRECT PRACT WITH CHILD & FAM
        (Course Id: 109037)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5345-001 SPEC TOP IN HEALTH EQUITY
        (Course Id: 112869)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5345-002 SPEC TOP IN HEALTH EQUITY
        (Course Id: 112869)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-035 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5365-001 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5365-002 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5365-003 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5365-004 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5365-005 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5365-030 CLINICAL ASSESS CHILD MALTREAT
        (Course Id: 109071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-001 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-004 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5304-001 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108964)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4344-001 HEALTH ACCESS
        (Course Id: 113578 | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-003 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-002 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (0: )
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5304-004 GENERALIST MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 108964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4344-001 HEALTH ACCESS
        (Course Id: 113578 | Servlearn Desc: LifeGift-bring about organ donor awareness and the impact of healthcare and access to healthcare for individuals needing a transplant. Students were set to complete various activities with LifeGift, which included a volunteer orientation, engaging with individuals who have received a transplant, learning more about the process of organ donation, and then setting up and holding an organ donor sign up drive. )
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096 | Servlearn Desc: LifeGift-bring about organ donor awareness and the impact of healthcare and access to healthcare for individuals needing a transplant. Students were set to complete various activities with LifeGift, which included a volunteer orientation, engaging with individuals who have received a transplant, learning more about the process of organ donation, and then setting up and holding an organ donor sign up drive. )
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5345-001 SPEC TOP IN HEALTH EQUITY
        (Course Id: 112869)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5345-002 SPEC TOP IN HEALTH EQUITY
        (Course Id: 112869 | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-004 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4344-001 HEALTH ACCESS
        (Course Id: 113578 | Xlist Coursepre: 5344 | Xlist Coursenum: 001 | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096 | Xlist Coursepre: 4344 | Xlist Coursenum: 001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-002 HEALTH INSURANCE & ACCESS
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5392-003 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOC WELFARE
        (Course Id: 109099)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4350-003 SPEC TOPICS SW
        (Course Id: 108943)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-001 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-002 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 SOCIAL WORK AND MANAGED CARE
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-003 SOCIAL WORK AND MANAGED CARE
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5345-001 SPEC TOP IN HEALTH EQUITY
        (Course Id: 112869)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-009 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-010 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-003 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5342-004 DIRECT PRACTICE IN HEALTH CARE
        (Course Id: 109028)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5344-001 SOCIAL WORK AND MANAGED CARE
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-006 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-009 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-006 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 5311-008 ADVANCED MICRO PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 109036)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 4391-002 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 108947)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 5344-002 SOCIAL WORK AND MANAGED CARE
        (Course Id: 109096)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-007 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-009 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2313-011 SW PRACTICE I
        (Course Id: 108921)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • May 2021 to  Present Faculty Mentor
      Adjunct Faculty Mentoring Program
      Mentor new adjunct faculty
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Field Committee
    • Jan 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      UNTHSC IPE Curriculum Committee
      Meet with faculty from UNTHSC, TCU and TWU to plan and implement IPE Activities across universities
    • Oct 2019 to  Present NTTF Service
      Study Abroad
      Develop process for faculty applications for programming. Serve as contact for students interested in study abroad. Liaise between study abroad office and BSW and MSW programs.

    • Sept 2019 to  Present Task Force Member
      Domestic Violence IPE Planning Group
      Helping to plan an interprofessional domestic violence event with students from social work, public health, nursing and education. Ensuring that the event meets interprofessional competencies and working with the task leader, Karla Arena-Itotia. RSVP and CAPS are also involved, as well as community agencies.
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Health with Hearts Faculty Advisor
      Worked with Dr. Darlene Hunter to establish the Health with Hearts Student Organization in the Fall of 2018.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Attendee, Meeting
      IPE
      Work with UTSW, TWU School of Nursing and UTA School of Nursing to implement an IPE Simulation at UTSW for students in the Direct Practice in Health Care (SOCW 5342) during the spring semester. Monthly meetings take place September-April of each academic year.
    • Oct 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      CONHI IPE Committee
      Serve as the Social Work Ex-Officio Member on the CONHI IPE Committee. Help with the development of IPE activities on campus.
    • Sept 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Chair
      Search Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2020 Committee Chair
      Health Committee
      Work with the Health Committee to identify goals for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 (co-chair) Academic Years, ensure the committee works together to meet those goals and lead monthly meetings.
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      SCUGS/SCOGS
    • Nov 2019 to  Nov 2019 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      Celebration of Excellence-Fall 2019
      Attended and presented students with awards at the Celebration of Excellence in the Fall 2019
    • Mar 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Professional Standards
      Attend student success conferences and review grade grievances. Also participate in the Ad-Hoc Summer Professional Standards Committee.
    • Mar 2019 to  Aug 2019 Task Force Member
      Canvas Migration Team
      Helped with the migration of courses from Blackboard to Canvas. Also, organized and facilitated a Q and A session with NTTF individuals about Canvas.
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 NTTF Faculty Service
      BSW Student Success
      Connected students to resources through the school, as well as the community. Encouraged students who were on academic probation or grades dropped between semester. Provided case management services to a student returning to school who was dismissed due to grades.
    • July 2019 to  July 2019 Guest Speaker
      IPE Mental Health Patient Simulation
      Collaborated with Nursing and Athletic Training to develop a mental health patient simulations. Social Work and Athletic Training students participate in the simulation, which also included a debrief.
    • July 2019 to  July 2019 Guest Speaker
      Guest Lecture-Interprofessional Education
      Discussed Interprofessional Education (IPE) with students in Social Work Practice Two in preparation for a mental health patient simulation
    • May 2019 to  May 2019 Attendee, Graduation
      May Graduation
      Attended the May Graduation of the School of Social Work
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 NTTF Faculty Service
      Professional Standards Mentor/Case Management
      Provided case management services to students who had a Student Success Conference. Services included establishing goals with the students and connecting the students with resources to help them accomplish their goals. Conducted meetings either in person, via zoom or phone to ensure that students had support to meet their goals. Provided an update to the Professional Standards Committee
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      Celebration of Excellence
      Attended and presented students with awards at the Celebration of Excellence in the Spring
    • Dec 2018 to  Dec 2018 Attendee, Graduation
      December Graduation
      Attended the December Graduation of the School of Social Work
    • Oct 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Field
      Participated in monthly meetings to discuss the field program and work towards goals set for the 2017-2018 academic year.
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018 Attendee
      Student Day at the Legislature-Austin
      Went to Austin with students from UTA and engaged, encouraged and accompanied them on visits with members of the legislature.
    • Oct 2017 to  Jan 2018 Special Institutional Assignment
      Adjuncts-Dr. Woody
      Worked with Dr. Woody to assist with the adjunct faculty. I helped to assign adjunct faculty to spring courses. I organized the adjuncts into groups based on classes taught, which was later used to help organize discussion groups between adjuncts as they prepared for spring classes. I organized adjunct applicants, interviewed applicants, and helped to hire adjuncts for the spring 2018 semester. Started a training module for new adjunct faculty.

Service to the Profession

    • July 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member
      NASW-Fort Worth Branch
      Work with the steering committee to plan events, recruit members and keep NASW Members in the Fort Worth Area up to date via newsletters.
    • Sept 2019 to  Present
      Committee Member
      UNTHSC IPE Curriculum Committee
      Work with UNTHSC and TCU faculty to plan and prepare interprofessional education activities.
    • Sept 2018 to  Present
      Committee Member
      UTSW IPE
      Work with individuals across several universities and prepare and plan a spring patient simulation activity.
    • Jan 2018 to  Present
      Member
      National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • Oct 2017 to  Jan 2018
      Identified and referred mentors and mentees for the project (Dallas, Texas ,
      Children's Medical Center Solid Organ Transplant Peer Mentorship Program
      Assisted with identifying and referring mentors and mentees for Dr. Killian's iCap project with Children's Medical Center Solid Organ Transplant Program until the new Kidney Transplant Social Worker began her role.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Volunteer (Fort Worth , TX ,
      LifeGift-Ambassador of Hope
      Engaged with LifeGift for a Service Learning Project and participated as a volunteer for organ donor registration and organ donor awareness activities.
    • Jan 2019 to  Present
      VolunteerTexas,
      Hope Kids
      Attend events as a volunteer.
    • Aug 2018 to  Jan 2019
      Volunteer
      Make a Wish-Wish Granter
      Meet with children and their family to discuss wish options and work with the Make a Wish Organization to make the child's wish come true
    • Nov 2017 to  July 2018
      Volunteer (Fort Worth , Texas,
      Red Cross
      Case Worker
    • Past to  Dec 2017
      Volunteer (Dallas, TX ,
      Children's Medical Center
      Assisted with the Adopt a Family Program for the holidays.