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Misty Lewis, MSW, LMSW

I am a professional woman striving to be my best as a clinician, professor, researcher, mentor, mom and friend.  My colleagues, students and friends know me as an optimistic, energetic and driven person who loves helping people believe in themselves and find the best in themselves.   





Background:

Education:
- Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri St. Louis (2008)
- Master in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis (2012)

 - Doctorate in Education from George Washington University - DC (in process-student)

Professional Background:
- Clinical Research Assistant at Washington University School of Medicine.
- Education Coordinator at a regional medical center.
- Clinical Social Worker in academic medical centers solving complex patient issues from pediatrics to geriatrics in Richmond.
- Teaching BSW and MSW students on clinical practice, social justice, research methods and statistics (2017-present).  

Empowerment Practice:
- Serving as lecturer, presenter and panelist at Inter-professional events.  
- Leading empowerment sessions of diverse teams in guided self-reflection and self-empowerment skills that foster benefits from the micro level of the individual team member to the macro level of the organization.
- Working to use multiple teaching strategies with the goal of improving team performance, increase team well-being and advance care to those we serve.
-  Strengthening individuals at each level with the basis of thought that "healthy individuals create healthy teams/groups which then create healthy organizations/communities".  

              My personal slogan for my life is: Be Bright, Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU! 

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