Irene Arlette Werthmann


Institute Fellow

Lecturer/Program Coordinator Manager
MSSW, University of Texas-Arlington • BA, Majors: Psychology/Sociology, Austin College, Sherman, TX • LCSW State of Texas • Work Experience: Child Protective Services in rural settings, Social Work in courtroom settings, Behavioral Health in rural areas; integrated medical and behavioral health model

Arlette Werthman, LCSW-S is a native born El Pasoan who returned to share her expertise in child welfare, rural social work, and clinical areas such as working with complex diagnoses in adolescents and adults, treatment of trauma, and work with families. Her wisdom and experience have enriched the skills of our team and Borderland Rainbow Center's social work interns, and benefited our community members. She is a strong supporter of the rights of LGBTQ children in the foster care system and will be serving as Borderland Rainbow Center's representative on a state-wide board advising the Department of Family and Protective Services on LGBTQ issues.

The Borderland Rainbow Center under sponsor number 7798 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Borderland Rainbow Center, Continuing Education Service expires annually on July 31.  If you hold a license in another State or discipline, it is not guaranteed that our content will meet your requirements.  We recommend that you check with your licensing body for any requirements and allowances.
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