Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW
Director of Training

Elizabeth Mackey earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech (VT) in 2005, with a focus in alcohol use risk reduction research. She joined the University of Washington, Seattle’s (UW) Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute as a research coordinator in 2005, concurrently earning a MSW degree in clinical/contextual practice from UW in 2008. Elizabeth then joined UW’s Harborview Medical Center as a clinical interventionist and research coordinator on psychiatry clinical trials investigating pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavioral and exposure therapies, and motivational interviewing within a collaborative stepped care model for traumatically injured individuals. In 2012, Elizabeth joined Community Access (CA), a NYC Housing First and community mental health non-profit, conducting harm reduction-oriented clinical practice and training along with managing a transitional supportive housing program. In 2016, she transitioned to serving as CA’s Director of Care Coordination, starting up and building out a mobile care coordination program serving NYC Medicaid recipients with mental illness and chronic health conditions. Elizabeth joined the DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) in 2019, and currently serves as PMHP’s Director of Training, overseeing training strategy and operations, content development, and implementation planning to improve the quality and consistency of services within LA County’s public mental health and homeless outreach service sectors. She specializes in teaching utilization of anti-stigma, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and harm reduction approaches with an emphasis on provider well-being, integrated care, health outcomes/economics, and systems-level change.

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