Schiefelbein, Tina

DSW Student
Contact Information Departments
  • DSW Program
Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Mental Health Disparities
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Trauma-informed Social Work Practice

Education

  • MSW, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
  • BSW, University of Alabama

Bio

Tina Schiefelbein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW-S) who provides outpatient behavioral health services to veterans at the Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System in McAllen, Texas. She also works part-time as a clinician with a psychotherapy practice. Her previous clinical experience was in an inpatient behavioral hospital where she witnessed the long-term effects of trauma not only on patients, but staff and interns as well. Needing better training to address this gap in services for the underserved Latinx population, Tina completed a certificate program in Traumatic Stress Studies with the Trauma Research Foundation. She has also been training in a number of programs with the Gottman Institute, including Level 3 Gottman Approach for couples’ therapy, Gottman Approach for Treating Affairs and Trauma, Seven Principles That Make Marriage Work Workshop Leader, Bringing Baby Home Workshop Educator, and Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting Educator.   Most of her current clinical work is with veterans and patients with Complex Trauma and PTSD.  As a certified EMDR therapist, she primarily utilizes body-oriented practices and mindfulness interventions.

Capstone project

Tina’s interests in trauma-informed supervision for MSSW students during micro field practicums grew out of working as a field instructor for groups of students.  Her Capstone Project will evaluate the feasibility of using supervision that focuses on self-care, self-awareness, and trauma effects to reduce secondary traumatic stress experienced by social work students.

Publications

Refereed Publications

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2014). A Program to Increase Dietary Consumption of Plant-Based Foods among University Students. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(3), 57-63.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2014). Sources and dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables among low income Latinos in south Texas. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 47-54.

Refereed Presentations

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2013, Oct. 16). Sources and dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables among low-income Latinos in south Texas. Poster presented at the Food Studies Conference, Austin, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2013, Oct. 16). A program to increase dietary consumption of plant-based foods among university students. Poster presented at the Food Studies Conference, Austin, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2013, Sept. 1). Access to nutritious food: Needs assessment and strategies for change. Presentation at the annual NASW/Texas state conference, Austin., Texas

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2013, July 17). Produce consumption among low-income adults in Hidalgo County, Texas. Presentation at the United States-Mexico Border Obesity Prevention Summit, McAllen, Texas.

Non-Refereed Presentations

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2018, Sept. 15). Sustainable diet: Nutrition for health, equity and the environment. Presentation at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Research Symposium on Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap, McAllen, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2015, April 9). Social determinants of healthy eating. Presentation at the University of Texas Pan American Health Disparities & Health Humanities Interdisciplinary Thematic Scholarly Community meeting, Edinburg, Texas.

Faver, C. A., Wang, X., & Schiefelbein, T. (2014, Oct. 30). Exploring world views: The new ecological paradigm in a UTPA sample. Presentation at the University of Texas Pan American Environmental Studies Symposium, Edinburg, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2014, March 27). Increasing dietary consumption of plant-based foods: A pilot project. Presentation at the University of Texas-Pan American. MORE Health Conference, Edinburg, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2014, March 7). Nutrition for health: Food for thought. Presentation at the annual conference of the Rio Grande Valley unit of NASW/TX, Edinburg, Texas.

Faver, C. A., & Schiefelbein, T. (2013, April 26). Produce consumption and chronic diseases among Food Bank clients in Hidalgo County. Presentation at the University of Texas-Pan American MORE Health Conference, Edinburg, Texas.