Meet today’s guest, Miesha Rice MSW. In 2013, Miesha earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Social Work, one of the top Social Work schools in the nation.
She was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Substance Use, Mental Health Policy, Family Therapy, and Management and Community Organizing. Miesha also served as the 2013 Student Commencement Speaker, where she gave a roaring speech on behalf of her graduating class.
Today, Miesha Rice serves as the first African American female to oversee program operations for the Adult Drug Treatment Court for Baltimore City’s Circuit Court. She has even received a certification from the State of MD as a specialist to assist victims and witnesses of crime.
In our interview Miesha shares with us how her Mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer motivated her to pivot from a career in the entertainment industry and become a Social Worker to help others. Miesha also speaks about the importance of speaking about mental health specifically, within the Black community and much more.