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Mental Health Training Program graduate Kimberly Beckstead featured on CalSWEC site!

Kimberly Beckstead

Kimberly Beckstead

“I have always been fascinated with the brain and mental health,” says Kimberly Beckstead, adding, “I have always loved probing and questioning how people think.”

How that curiosity could lead to a career as a mental health social worker initially seemed farfetched. After all, the profession of social worker was foreign to her. But then she found out about the Master of Social Work degree and the specific profession of mental health social worker. “I distinctly remember researching social work programs and reading the syllabi, shocked, thinking to myself, ‘I would actually get to take a class and learn about that?!'”