Senior Social Worker in Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) well-versed in educating patients, coordinating care and referring to appropriate programs within the VA heath care system and/or community programs. Knowledgeable about documentation and using appropriate referrals and templates. Using 14+ years of experience in the field of social work to deliver exemplary patient care and support. Licensed since April 2011 as an LCSW through the State of California.
The Addiction Studies Program is a clinical psychology program with a philosophy to de-pathologize individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, and to provide an in-depth understanding of the impact of diverse addictions on the individual, family, and community. This program prepares students to effectively address the trauma from which many individuals struggling with addiction suffer.
I have been supervising or being a preceptor to MSW Interns since 2008 at LAACC and SACC. I provided individual supervision to interns to review notes, provide feedback on documentation and client interaction and address any issues and/or concerns that the intern had.
Since 2012, I have been providing supervision to social workers who are obtaining hours to get their LCSW through California. I have supervised 3 social workers who have now obtained their LCSW. I am currently working with a VASH SW who has submitted his hours to the BBS to be reviewed and then sit down and take the LCSW exam.
Since 2015 I have been working with the Patient Education Resource Center (PERC) to provide education and information on how Veterans can get assistance from social workers at PACT when they attend events through the PERC.
I have been selected by GLA to participate in the FY21 VISN 22 Leadership Development Institute.
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