Takia RichardsonSenior Practice Associate at the National Association of Social Workers

Takia Richardson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW

Senior Practice Associate at the National Association of Social Workers.  UNITED STATES

Takia Richardson is the Senior Practice Associate for Behavioral Health with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  She has worked in several areas of the social work profession including child welfare, outpatient mental health, inpatient mental health, forensic social work, and professional development.

In her current role at NASW, Ms. Richardson serves as the subject matter expert in behavioral health with a special emphasis on substance use disorders.  In this role, she has primary responsibility for creating content that supports and educates the social work profession while upholding the NASW mission.  She is the point of contact for several behavioral health coalitions including the SAMHSA Recovery Month Partnership, the Opioid Response Network (ORN) and Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), Voices for Opioid Choices, PTACC, and the Mental Health Liaison Group.  She is the principle investigator for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) grant, an NASW collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Texas-Austin.

Ms. Richardson has over 18 years’ experience in the social worker field.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore.  She maintains a small private practice in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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