UTHSCT health care professional achieves certification to be licensed clinical social worker

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anne Hatfield, a health care professional in the Center for Healthy Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, has completed the requirements to be certified as a licensed clinical social worker.

Hatfield, who joined UTHSCT in 2005, has 17 years’ experience in the field of social work and is also a licensed master social worker.

At the Center for Healthy Aging, Hatfield provides individual and group counseling for older adults, including both patients and caregivers.

She also conducts cognitive testing and screening of patients.

To be certified as a licensed clinical social worker, Hatfield had to complete two years of post graduate supervision under the direction of a board-approved overseer.

Hatfield has a master’s in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s in social work from Texas Christian University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in social work from UTA.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $12 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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