Rebecca Cole

Rebecca Cole, LCSW and Board approved Clinical Supervisor graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2001.  She started her career working several years in social services with the Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services. Through her role at CPS, Rebecca participated in the Child Welfare Education Project while attending the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work program.  Rebecca graduated with a Masters in Social Work with a focus in clinical social work and specialization in health care disparities in 2011.  She began working in psychiatric social work at Memorial Hermann Hospital and continued working there until she transitioned to the local Mental Health Authority, The Harris Center. As a Clinician on the Crisis Intervention Response Team, Rebecca functions as the only social worker on the team.  She is paired with a licensed peace officer with the Houston Police Department; together they respond to mental health calls within the City of Houston.  Rebecca also has a private practice where she provides individual therapy and clinical supervision to licensed master’s social workers.  Additionally, she enjoys volunteering  with a close-knit group serving dinner at a local homeless shelter and also serves as a mentor in the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work.

Rebecca’s research interests are social workers with more than one income and social work in the law enforcement field related to crisis intervention.  She is also interested in the emergency detention order process and wants to research the utilization of the EDO as used crisis intervention tool in the community.  Rebecca is excited to begin her study in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.