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Featured Trainer

Rhoda Smith

This quarter our featured trainer is Rhoda Smith, MSW.

This quarter we feature Rhoda Smith, who has been an Academy trainer for several years, as well as a former staff. Rhoda was recently chosen to receive the Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Smith College School of Social Work which provides a 12-month residential fellowship to a doctoral student in the dissertation phase, whose work promotes both the underlying principles of Reynolds’ approach to clinical social work and the mission of the Smith College Schoolfor Social Work. Rhoda is a lecturer in the MSW program at Azusa Pacific University, and serves as the coordinator for the University Consortium for Children and Families, a partnership of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and 7 MSW programs in Los Angeles.

Her career has included extensive experience in the field of child welfare, including work as a social worker and supervisor, recruiter of staff and foster parents, and consultant to group homes for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care. She has also worked in juvenile probation and forensic inpatient mental health treatment. We are sorry to lose Rhoda’s training services, as she moves back East to complete this program.But we applaud Rhoda for this distinguished honor and celebrate her great achievement. We look forward to welcoming her back next year as Dr. Rhoda Smith.

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