Mental Health Policy and Practice Today brin gs together practitioners and researchers to describe and re flect upon the dynamic nature of US mental health practice i n a period of rapid social change. '
Dr. Ted Watkins, LCSW, Professor Emeritus, received his MSW from Louisiana State University and his DSW from University of Pennsylvania. He has a long background in working with family counseling. Dr. Watkins, who taught at University of Texas-Arlington for many years, served Texas State School of Social Work as both BSW Coordinator and MSW Coordinator. He is responsible for developing Texas State's online MSW degree program. Dr. Watkins retired fully in 2010, and the School is indebted to him.