Stacy Stokes Batts earned her BSW and MSW from Texas State University in San Marcos, and is currently working toward earning her Ph.D. in Social Work from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Stacy’s professional experience as a licensed practitioner of 23 years has focused on the field of substance abuse. She worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years in substance abuse classroom education, offender education program administration/instruction and curriculum development, prevention, intervention, as well as coordinating out-patient treatment programs both in the community and inside incarceration facilities. She worked for eight years in Higher Education - Student Affairs focusing on substance abuse education, sanction completion, leadership development, and academic retention. Stacy has both adjunct instruction and higher education classroom presentation experience, and began her full-time lecturer position in the School of Social Work at Texas State University this year. Her practice interests within substance abuse include mental health, family systems and grief work. Stacy’s research interests focus on the intersection of entertainment-education and social work practice, utilizing motivational interviewing as substance abuse intervention model. Stacy is the social work Code of Ethics consultant for Dancing Moose Productions, Inc. and an aspiring play-write.
Social Work courses
Intersection of Social Work practice and Substance Abuse, specifically Marijuana
Award / Honor Recipient:
Presidents Award for Service to the Community, Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. September 1, 2009 - November 1, 2009
Selected Service Activities
Hays County Sheriff Department - Mental Health Unit