Vanessa Photo   Vanessa Garcia


Hometown:  Lamesa TX

Undergraduate University & Major: Lubbock Christian University, Social Work

GCSW Degree Sought: MSW

Concentration: Clinical specializing in health and behavioral health

Anticipated graduation date: August 2017

Classes completed/currently enrolled:

Spring 2015:

Clinical Practice with the Elderly Population

Assessment in Social Work Practice

Summer 2015:

Summer Field II

Integrated Behavioral Health

Fall 2015:

Evaluation in Social Work Practice

Clinical Applications of DSM in Social Work

Advanced Social Policy Analysis

Spring 2016:

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions


Summer 2016:

Social Work Practice with LGBTQ Communities

Fall 2016:

Transtheoretical Social Work Practice: Brief Targeted Interventions

Drugs in Society

First field placement (Field I & II): Home Health Solutions – Complete assessments on patients who had home health services and psycho-social assessments, provide interventions, and advocate for clients.

Second field placement: Open Door Mission

Activities and/or Organizations:
• GCSW Student Ambassador
• Hispanic Student Association

Why social work?  
I discovered social work at an early age. My sister, who is 9 years older, majored in social work as well. I remember being around 8 years old thinking what I want to be when I grow up. I thought to myself…a social worker. The thought of being a social worker excited me. I love working with people and being able to help others. Social work has so many job opportunities. It is a huge umbrella with different avenues you can take. Social work is so essential everywhere in almost every setting. And when you do something you love, it does not feel like “work”.