Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW, CPRP
Jonathan Beard is a Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner with many years of experience in community mental health settings as a clinician, supervisor and senior executive. He holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Project Manager with the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT). His current duties at WIMHRT include conducting fidelity reviews of Washington’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams; providing consultation, training and technical assistance to ACT teams in the areas of supported employment and psychiatric rehabilitation; conducting fidelity reviews of evidence based supported employment programs for the King County Regional Support Network (RSN); and training peer counselors to assist consumers in working through their ambivalence and developing their readiness for employment in a support group setting, also for the King County RSN.
Jonathan has also worked on projects to assist Washington’s clubhouses in becoming certified by the State’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery; engaging several of the State’s RSNs in system change efforts to grow the availability of evidence based supported employment and was the lead on needed revisions to the State’s Certified Peer Counselor curriculum and manual. Jonathan is the immediate past President of the National Association of Social Workers-Washington State Chapter and also serves on the Chapter’s Ethics Committee.