Lee Westgate

Lee Westgate HeadshotLee Westgate, Clinical Instructor

Contact Information:

Phone: (410) 706.1390
E-mail: lwestgate@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 3W26

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Lee C. Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C is a board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Maryland. He obtained his Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Leadership and Management at the University of Baltimore. He currently serves as National Director of Behavioral Health at AbsoluteCARE. He is also currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. He has participated in a CSWE-sponsored National Trauma Task Force work-group that focused on the intersection of ethics and trauma-informed practice. Additionally, he was awarded an immersion fellowship through Boston University to study addiction and behavioral health. Teaching is of central importance to Lee. As a faculty member in the University of MD, School of Social Work’s graduate program he has received numerous teaching awards including the Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year Award along with the Dean’s Teaching Award for several consecutive semesters. He has been published in the The Social Worker, The Journal of Employee Assistance, Infusion Magazine, Provider Magazine, and Social Work Today.

 

Education

Masters of Business Administration at University of Baltimore
Masters of Social Work at University of MD, School of Social Work

Expertise and Research Interests

Trauma-informed Care
Vicarious Trauma 
Healthcare Bio-Ethics
Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness
Behavioral Health
Palliative and End of Life Care
Health Disparities & Health Equity
Social Determinants of Health
Healthcare Applications of Big Data
Critical Incident Management Working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities
Training and Continuing Education

Recent Publications

Population Health Management – The Social Work Connection
Social Work Today, 2017  

Poised to Take the New Payment Leap
Provider Magazine, 2016  

Edit publication Emergency Department (ED) Programs from the Inside-Out
Infusion Magazine, 2014  

The Limitations of Traditional EAP Metrics
Journal of Employee Assistance, 2008  

Over-hauling the Image of the Social Worker
The New Social Worker, 2006