MARCIE GIBBS is an adjunct lecturer. A licensed clinical social worker, she currently serves as a mental health clinical supervisor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. In this role, she is tasked with helping to implement a new countywide program in connection with Assembly Bill 74 called the CalWORKs Family Stabilization program, which provides intensive case management support to vulnerable families or families in crises, as well as extends mental health services to children whose families elect to enroll in the program.
Gibbs has been with DMH for nearly 16 years, spending 11 of those years working in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. Her assignments on Skid Row ranged from working with homeless families through a program started by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to designing and implementing the first integrated medical and behavioral healthcare clinic in the area. She supervised a Field Capable Clinical Services program for people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as oversaw a prevention and early-intervention program focused on delivering evidence-based practices. She also provided suicide intervention training for the DMH, utilizing an evidence-based practice called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.