Patricia Rodriguez-Totterer- Director for Support Services
Patricia comes from the small country of Uruguay where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree before moving to the US. She has 20 years of case management experience working with poverty, child abuse and neglect, and refugee populations in Uruguay, Italy, Germany and Utah. She graduated with a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah in 2004 and has practiced clinical social work at community mental health centers, shelters, employee assistance program, non-profit organizations and also in private practice since then.
She specializes in treating children, adolescents and families experiencing Trauma and Attachment issues. She has also treated a variety of presentations including ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositionality and Psychosis as well as Personality Disorders. She has worked in the field of Domestic Violence both with perpetrators and victims, and has limited experience in Substance Disorders. She currently holds a position as a clinical field instructor for the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work and is part of their Practicum Advisory Committee in addition to being program Director for Support Services at Children’ s Service Society.
She has six children and two grandchildren and enjoys their varied interests in life, from art and literature, music, nursing, graphic design, biology, and their advocacy in behalf of those in need. Patricia speaks four languages but her favorite is the language of compassion. Children’s Service Society is the perfect forum for the expression of that compassion. The responsibility of service delivery to Kinship Caregivers, families served through Home Visitation and Adoptions is one that is considered very mindfully, as a privilege and an opportunity, to enrich the great foundation so many pioneers have built in this wonderful organization.