Diana Patterson is Director for the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP). She joined Eastern Washington University in 2006 as a CWTAP field instructor and lecturer in the School of Social Work. Her office is located at University Center on the Everett Community College campus. Prior to becoming director, she was a Field Instructor for CWTAP and a Special Lecturer in the School of Social Work. Diana has taught several courses for EWU including Brief Interventions, Clinical Social Work Assessment, and Social Work with Groups. She joined Eastern in January 2006.
Prior to joining EWU, Diana worked for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the State of Washington Children's Administration, and in private practice conducting parenting evaluations and adoption home studies. During her time in Minnesota, Diana served on the Board of Director's for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. Ms. Patterson is also a volunteer disaster mental health specialist with the American Red Cross. She spent time with the Red Cross in Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Rita and continues to work with the ARC Snohomish County Chapter on local disasters and emergencies.
Ms. Patterson received her MSW from the University of Washington in 1996 and is a CWTAP graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from City University. Areas of professional interest include child welfare, intimate partner violence, and HIV/AIDS.
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