Irene Arlette Werthmann
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.