Elizabeth Bartz

Elizabeth Bartz

Trainer and Development Specialist

RH 310

Liz has a diverse ten years of experience working in the area of Human Services and over seven years of experience teaching in higher education. Liz attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, double majoring in Human Development and Psychology. While completing her Bachelor’s degree, she began her career in the human services field as the Children’s Advocate at a domestic abuse and sexual assault support center. This position was newly created at the shelter, therefore, Liz was able to design the children’s program both in the shelter and the community. Creating the curriculum to implement in local schools and the children’s support groups at the shelter was the primary function of this position. Not long after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, Liz applied to graduate school to further her education.
 
As she continued to work full-time at domestic abuse and sexual assault support center, Liz attended Southern New Hampshire University, Milwaukee 5 Cohort in pursuit of a Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health Counseling. As Liz began studying the field of counseling she included courses resulting in an emphasis in children with emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families, as well as a substance abuse specialty to compliment the counseling major. Liz continued to work toward her degree and moved onto Lutheran Social Services, serving as a Program Manager on an all-boys unit at a residential treatment facility. During this time Liz also completed a practicum and two clinical internships in counseling at Shawano County Department of Community Programs. Liz then moved into a Therapist 1 role of an all-girls unit at the same residential treatment facility, holding a caseload of seven or more female youth seeking treatment for substance abuse, sexual perpetration and abuse, and/or being court ordered for treatment for having entered the juvenile justice system. Just three months before graduating with her Master’s degree, Liz accepted a position at Shawano County Department of Community Programs as a case manager for children receiving services through the autism waiver program and the state children’s waiver. Liz completed functional screening, as well as providing support and overview of each individual requiring state funded services.
 
Upon completing graduate school, Liz accepted a different position within Shawano County as the Outreach Prevention Specialist. This position included but was not limited to: providing crisis intervention services, completing initial assessments, functional screens and referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment, case management and waiver programs, certifying and renewing adult family homes, reviewing settlement agreements and commitments and serving on the safety committee organizing and providing training opportunities within the agency and the community. While continuing to work as the Outreach Prevention Specialist, Liz also began teaching general studies psychology courses part-time for both Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College. Liz eventually left the county and devoted her time specifically to teaching psychology courses at the technical colleges. In fall of 2017, Liz began working with UW-Green Bay’s Behavioral Health Training Partnership primarily training the three Crisis Core trainings as well as facilitating special skills and topics trainings. In June of 2018, Liz became a full-time trainer and development specialist with the partnership.