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Sandra Barberis, Ph.D., LMSW

Professor; Social Work Program Coordinator

[email protected]
(972) 825-4638


Doctorate of Philosophy-Social Work Administration – Dissertation Phase
Anticipate Graduation 2018 (3.92 GPA – Full-Ride Scholarship)
Walden University

Master of Social Work
December 2000
Florida State University (CSWE Accredited)
Tallahassee, FL
Program Track: Clinical Social Work

Bachelor of Arts
May 1995
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Major: Sociology with a Minor: Social Welfare

Related Experience

Program Director and Instructor , Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, Texas

  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Introduction to Social Work
  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Social Work Practice I
  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Social Welfare Policies
  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Abuse and Neglect
  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II
  • Taught Distance Education and On-Campus Cultural Diversity
  • Developed Present Curriculum for CSWE Compliance
  • Scheduled to Teach Women’s Studies On-Campus
  • Scheduled to Teach International Social Work On-Campus
  • Field Supervisor for Social Work Practicum Students
  • Created Syllabi to Satisfy CSWE Requirements and Campus Requirements

Program Director , Arrow Child and Family Ministries
San Antonio, TX and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

  • Hired, Terminated, and Trained Staff (Case Managers and Family Trainers)
  • Assisted with Reviving the DFW office from Low Census and Low Employee Morale
  • Oversaw Daily Operations including Child Placements, Foster/Adoptive Home Training and Licensing, Interventions, Crisis Interventions, Assessments, Advocacy, Empowerment of Children and Families, and Community Resource Networking
  • Created Relationships with Children in Care and Foster/Adopt Families
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Minimum Standard Compliance
  • Budget Creation and Management
  • Adherence to Corporate, State, and National Policies
  • Home Studies
  • Approval of all Treatment Plans, Safety Plans, and Case Notes
  • Adoption Facilitation
  • Church and Community Engagement
  • Trained Prospective Foster/Adopt Parents including Behavioral De-Escalation and Management
  • Taught Families and Staff Trauma-Informed Care – Trauma-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
  • Oversaw Social Work Interns
  • Facilitated Clinical Round-Tables

Program Director , Boys’ Town, USA
San Antonio, TX

  • Created Therapeutic Foster Care Program in Texas
  • Hired, Terminated, and Trained Case Managers
  • Implemented the Boys’ Town Model of Intervention
  • Trained Foster Parents and Provided Home Studies
  • Compliance with Texas Minimum Standards, Corporate Policies, and National Policies
  • Created Meaningful Treatment Plans with Children/Families then Monitored Goals and Strategies at Each Home Visit
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Abandonment Awareness in the Community/Churches

Licensing Supervisor, Therapist, Case Worker , The Boys’ Home Association
1997-1999 & 2002-2006
Jacksonville, FL

  • Trained Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families
  • Home Studies and Approval of Staff Home Studies/Licensures
  • Compliance with Florida Minimum Standards and other Policies
  • Foster Home Compliance and Management
  • Individual Therapy with Children and Youth in Care
  • Group Therapy with On-Campus Cottage Residents (Boys)
  • Began Case Worker Position when Florida Privatization of Child Welfare was Launched
  • Trained and Certified Legal Case Worker
  • Created Case Plans, Family Treatment Meetings, and Made Referrals
  • Monitored Heavy Caseload with the emphasis on Family Reunification and Child/Youth Safety

Discharge Planner , Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, FL

  • Assisted patients discharge back into the community
  • Performed psychosocial assessments for each patient
  • Assisted with referrals
  • Assisted treatment team on the labor/delivery unit and the NICU with discharge planning
  • Performed psychosocial assessments for all teen mothers who gave birth
  • Made referrals to CPS regarding positive drug screens and any other suspicions of abuse/neglect
  • Assisted with Social Work Through the Entire Inner-city Hospital, including the Trauma Center, and Emergency Room
  • Assisted patients of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, diagnoses, gender identities, and many with little to no resources.


  • Provided a presentation regarding healthy relationships at a SAGU chapel.
  • Orchestrated and spoke at the SAGU chapel regarding child maltreatment.
  • Proposal was approved for the National Organization of Human Services (10/2017) to provide a conference breakout session regarding homeless adults with pets.
  • Proposal was approved for the National Association of Christian Social Workers (11/2017) annual conference to provide a breakout session regarding homeless adults with pets.
  • Speaking to the youth summer camp attendees (approximately 500-700 students) July, 2017 regarding dating violence.


  • Full-Ride Scholarship for Social Work Administration PhD Program 2014
  • State of Texas Employee of the Year at Arrow Child and Family Ministries (2008)
  • State of Texas Office of the Year at Arrow Child and Family Ministries (2008)
  • National Organization for Human Services, Honor Society, January 2017-Present
  • Employee of the Year at The Boys’ Home Association, 1999
  • MSW Student Social Worker of the Year for the State of Florida – 1999
  • Graduated MSW program Summa Cum Laude
  • Graduated BA program Cum Laude

Professional Service

  • Member, Library Committee, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Fall 2016-Present

Community Service

  • Committee Member of The Oaks Foster Care/Adoption Training/Support Group, 2015-Present
  • Street Hope Services to Dallas Homeless, January 2017-Present
  • Greyhound Adoption League of Texas – Foster Parent, June 2016-Present
  • First Look Crisis Pregnancy Center Volunteer, January 2017-Present
  • Teach single parents living at a local group home parenting classes based on Trauma Informed Care (ongoing)

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association, November 2016-Present
  • American School Counselor Association, Spring 2014-Present
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), October 2013-Present
  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), April 2012-Present
  • Penn-Del Ministry Network, November 2011-November 2013
  • American Counseling Association, November 2010-Present
  • Eastern Ohio Counseling Association, June 2010-July 2011
  • Chi Sigma Iota, May 2010-Present
  • Ohio Counseling Association, June 2009-July 2011, October 2013-October 2016
  • Ohio Ministry Network, November 2007-November 2011, October 2013-Present

Professional Development

  • Texas Counseling Association Conference, November 2016
  • All Ohio Counselors Conference, November 2015
  • All Ohio Counselors Conference, November 2014
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, October 2014
  • Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, October 2012
  • NARACES Conference, September 2012
  • American Counseling Association Conference, March 2012, March 2013
  • “Big 3” Rehabilitation Counseling Conference, September 2011
  • Milestones, June 2011
  • All Ohio Counselors Conference, November 2010
  • Sexual Abuse Workshop, October 2010
  • Family Training, Summer 2010
  • All Ohio Counselors Conference, November 2009, November 2013
  • Co-Teaching/Facilitation Training, 3 sessions, Spring 2009-December 2010
  • Behavioral Training, Bureau of Educational Research, Fall 2008
  • IEP Training Workshop, Bureau of Educational Research, Spring 2007
  • Asperger’s Workshop, Bureau of Educational Research, Spring 2006




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