Rebecca Mabe is the Senior Social Worker and the Supervisor for one of the three interdisciplinary outpatient teams for the Mental Health Service at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS).
Ms. Mabe earned her BS in Sociology and her Master of Social Work degrees with Graduate Certification in Gerontology from the University of Utah. She has taught Mental Health Public Policy at the University of Utah, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work. Ms. Mabe has coordinated VASLCHCS Social Work Service Field Education, served on the University of Utah College of Social Work Practicum Advisory council, and partnered with them on the development of the Hartford Partnership Program on Aging Education curricula at the VASLCHCS. She is the Mental Health Service Representative to the Women Veteran's Advisory Council and is the outgoing Diversity Council Chair. She has served on the boards of NASW, the Salt Lake City Utah Chapter of NAMI, and the Utah Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.
Ms. Mabe's work has included clinical care and consultation, program development and implementation, and managerial expertise. She has worked with Salt Lake County Aging Services to develop Caregiver support and Computer Skills training, provided direct clinical care and program coordination for Hospice for Utah and the VASLCHCS Geriatric Clinic. Ms. Mabe has developed and maintained partnerships between the SLCVAHCS Mental Health Services, the VASLCHCS GRECC and community partners in the area of homelessness, aging and disability.
Ms. Mabe has presented at numerous VA and professional membership conferences on the subject of mental health and aging. She is also a Clinical Coach and consultant for the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program for the Cincinnati VA, and is a VA and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care Mentor at the fellow level. Ms. Mabe lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband Scott and enjoys high desert gardening and hiking in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.