Robin Caswell

Simulation in Social Work Education: Elevating Competence in Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicide Risk Assessment

Robin R. Caswell, LCSW, LCAS, BCD, is a U.S. Army Veteran and dually licensed social worker in the state of North Carolina.

Mrs. Caswell began her career working on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team with individuals 18 and older with severe and persistent mental health as well as co-occurring substance use disorders.

In her current role, she collaborates with a multidisciplinary team within the Department of Defense to support the mission and overall goals and objectives of an intensive outpatient program.

Mrs. Caswell provides clinical consultation services, emergency crisis response services, as well as intensive outpatient services to military service members.

Mrs. Caswell received her Master’s of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University and holds a certification in Addictions Prevention and Treatment from Eastern Carolina University. She is a Doctor of Social Work candidate at the University of Kentucky, with a focus on Social Work Education and has recently obtained her license as a Board-Certified Diplomate.

Mrs. Caswell’s strengths include strong organizational skills, attention to detail, leadership, high-quality clinical and case management services.

She has clinical expertise in conducting comprehensive clinical assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning, crisis intervention in addition to, providing individual and group therapy in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

She is also trained in various evidenced-based practice interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This upcoming March, she will be completing training in Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Mrs. Caswell is dedicated and committed to serving military service members, families, and veterans.

Mrs. Caswell’s passion for social justice developed through morals, values, and beliefs, instilled in her by her late grandmother. Mrs. Caswell’s grandmother continues to be an inspiration for her to continue advocating, elevating, and empowering underserved and marginalized populations.

Mrs. Caswell’s research interests include continued research into teaching strategies within social work education, curriculum development for social work education, and trauma informed services for military service members and veterans.