Andrea L. Smith, MSW

Director of Clinical Practice Improvement, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Andrea L. Smith, MSW

Andrea Smith currently serves as Director of Clinical Practice Improvement with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority. This role is primarily responsible for the oversight, development, implementation, and monitoring of clinical service models to align them with evidence based, best and/or promising practices while assessing workforce needs, and strategically planning and implementing ways to address the gaps through training and Grantsmanship. She has twelve years of experience in the field of health and human services.

She is an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Master Trainer, and is also certified by the QPR Institute as a QPR Instructor, focusing on suicide prevention and awareness. She is also certified by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, with certification to teach the Adult, Youth, Military, Veterans and Families, Public Safety, and Higher Education Curricula for various groups to provide an introductory overview of behavioral health issues that they may encounter in the community or at work.

Andrea received her Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Health Administration at Central Michigan University. She has held positions of Division Manager, Program Evaluator, Project Manager, Veteran Supportive Housing Coordinator, Guest Lecturer, Research Associate, and Child Development Specialist. She is passionate about homeless military veterans, adolescents, and minorities who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. Andrea L. Smith, MSW

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Breakout Session: Not Another Lecture
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