Sandra Chase, MSW

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Sandra Chase MSW, ACSW has over forty years of experience in child welfare, mental health, clinical supervision, training, and cultural responsiveness. Ms. Chase currently serves as one the co-chairs for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Culture Consortium. She is also the chair of the Race and Trauma subcommittee and is a part of NCTSN’s Anti-racism summit faculty. She has extensive experience in in integrating cultural humility into projects and service delivery, addressing systemic inequities, racial disparities, and implicit bias in the mental health, educational systems and child welfare. Ms. Chase also collaborates with various community-based organizations and agencies to train on the aforementioned topics. She is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the school of Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles. Ms. Chase is an Academic Advisor for Columbia University’s school of Social Work’s online program.

Ms. Chase was employed with Children’s Institute (CII) for 24 years. During her time with the agency, she performed a variety of leadership roles, including serving as the director of the Social Work Internship program and the director of Foster care program. Ms. Chase was an integral part of the agency’s training center and provided trainings on the impact of trauma, adverse childhood experiences ACES, domestic violence, racism, systemic inequities, ,micro aggressions and implicit bias.

Ms. Chase worked for the Arizona Department of Economic Security Children and Family Services for 14 years. She served as a Foster care supervisor, child abuse investigator and permanency specialist.

Ms. Chase completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is certified in several training models and is a recipient of numerous academic and community awards.

She has over 40 years of experience in child welfare and mental health. She is recognized as a culturally responsive, trauma- informed trainer whose experiences provides her with authentic and unique perspective on training and consultation.

Although she resides in Los Angeles, CA, she has been requested to provide trainings and workshops for clinicians, social workers and educators’ professionals across the country.

Sandra Chase

Adjunct Professor

MA in Clinical Psychology