Welcome, my name is Rhonda G. Patrick and I am a social work educator, researcher and practitioner. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas, with an extensive background in business and program management associated with the design, delivery, and evaluation of social services.
I have over 25 years of clinical, administrative, and governmental social work practice experience. My skills include providing high level consulting services for state agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, and non-profit agencies. I am currently the Executive Director of the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center in Austin Texas. The Sobering Center is an emerging paradigm that incorporates harm reduction, SBIRT, community outreach, and care management to identify, intervene, and eliminate high risk substance use. I also provide business consultation services to community based social service organizations that includes new business start-up, strategic turn-around, program design, implementation and evaluation, revenue development, and general business administration and management.
In addition to my business and administrative enterprises, I am an educator. In addition to teaching graduate social work courses, I own and operate a Web Based Learning Management Company with over 4,500 active students where the mission is about the educational and professional development of behavioral health professionals.
I received my Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work. My primary area of research is related to substance use, with a special focus on opioids. My dissertation was titled “Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life Satisfaction Among Persons Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment.”
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