Kelli   O.  Barnes  n/a

Lecturer 1  

Office: ESWOT distance faculty
Phone: (713) 628-3249
Email: kelli.barnes@utrgv.edu

Ms. Kelli O. Barnes n/a

live in Texas very near the University of Houston where I obtained my graduate degree from the Graduate College of Social Work. I have been a licensed Social Worker for approximately a decade and I have obtained my Supervisor credential in relation to the Clinical credential in Social Work. I currently hold a Licensed Clinical Social Work license and Supervisor status in my home state. I have experience in settings as diverse as medical/hospital and rehab Social Work and nursing facility settings. I have also had the pleasure to work in psychiatric in patient settings. I currently serve as a Social Service Consultant to various Nursing Facilities where it remains vital and rare for them to hire a fully credentialed and ultimately Licensed Social Worker--even at the Bachelors level. SW Consultants assist in the rural arena. In addition, I have been blessed to have a clinical practice in nursing facilities and on Alzheimer's units. It has been amazing to interact with both staff members and family, in addition to the wonderful residents at various stages related to their health care journey. I greatly enjoyed my work with these wonderful patients. Lastly, I am married and a happy mother of three wonderful children. My church has recently engaged in some grant work towards our community empowerment. Your Macro training remains invaluable I still find a decade post graduate school. I am currently engaged in my studies towards my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. This represents a lifelong dream for myself.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Autism and access to services/The ARD process in a school setting
    • Long term Care Social work and Retention
    • Social Work in a rural arena
    • Social Work Burnout
  • Education

    • CERT, Literary, Technical and Professional Writing, Northern Arizona University, 2010
    • MA, English, Northern Arizona University, 2010
    • MSW, Social Work, University of Houston, 2008
    • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Emphasis in Psychology and Sociology), Indiana University Bloomington, 2003




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