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Social Work Expert Witness | Texas

Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert received her BA in Psychology and her MS in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas-Pan American. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and she is a certified Family Trauma Professional, Suicide Prevention Counselor and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). This expert previously worked as Supervisor II for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Here, she led and supervised a unit of caseworkers responsible for providing adult protective services to victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She provided case management supervision and interacted routinely with the Texas Department of Family Services' clients, organizations' representatives, and the public. This expert then went on to work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley. She managed and lead the social services agency and provided individual and group mental health therapy and case management supervision. This expert is currently an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at two universities in Texas and she is a Psychotherapist at a women's emotional wellness center.

Bio Snapshot

Location: TX
BA, Psychology & French, University of Texas-Pan American
MS, Clinical Social Work, University of Texas-Pan American
Licensed, Clinical Social Worker
Certified, Family Trauma Professional
Certified, First Aid Mental Health
Certified, Suicide Prevention Counselor
Certified, Court Appointed Special Advocate
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, Border Patrol Agent Family Network
Former, Mental Health Counselor, South Texas Behavioral Health Center
Former, Mental Health Counselor & Case Management Supervisor, Hope Family Health Center
Former, Mental Health Counselor, PILLAR
Former, Adult Protective Services Supervisor II, Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services
Former, Executive Director & LCSW, Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley
Former, Executive Director & LCSW, Unidos Contra La Diabetes
Current, Senior Therapist, an online counseling platform
Current, Adjunct Professor, a regional university
Current, Executive Director & Psychotherapist, a women's emotional center
Current, Faculty Liaison, a regional university
Current, International Social Worker, various countries

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