School of Social Work

Social Work Continuing Education (CE)



Professor Renita Allen
Edgardo Padin-Rivera
Dr. Mamadou Seck
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Edgardo Padin-Rivera, Ph.D. is Chief of Psychology Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center. He is a Vietnam War Army combat veteran and has been involved with veteran’s mental health issues for 18 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tn., with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1988. He has since held positions in the VA as Team Leader of Cleveland Veterans Outreach Centers, Coordinator of Intensive Addiction Recovery Programs, Director of PTSD Programs and Manager of Psychiatry Outpatient Services. He has published various articles on PTSD assessment and treatment, including treatment manuals used at VA Medical Centers across the country. He is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of VA Psychology Leaders and the Ohio Cares Network, whose mission is to develop education and community intervention programs to assist returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families. In 2005, he was honored with the Ohio Governor’s Commendation Medal for his work with Ohio National Guardsmen, their families and the Ohio Cares Network.