Reinhild F Boehme
 Title: Assistant College Lecturer
 Dept: Social Work
 Office: RT 1408
 Phone: 216-687-3938
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1408, Cleveland, OH 44115

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MSW, Social Work, Widener University, 2000
M.A., Religion, Temple University, 1994
BA Equivalent, Theology, University of Hamburg, 1991
Brief Bio:
Reinhild Boehme is a full-time lecturer at Cleveland State University's School of Social Work and  a clinical fellow at OhioGuidestone's Institute of Family and Community Impact. Regarded as an expert in Trauma-Informed Care and community-based mental health, Reinhild brings substantial experience in clinical practice with diverse populations and the supervision of multi-disciplinary staff.  Significant contributions include authoring the Institute of Family and Community Impact's clinical treatment and intervention manuals, adapting evidence-based practices to the community mental health setting, as well as the creation of the Institute's innovative CBT Plus model.

A skilled and experienced trainer and public speaker, Reinhild developed OhioGuidestone's Trauma Informed Care Training and Certification program and is frequently requested as a speaker on issues of mental health treatment. Further accomplishments include contributions to the literature on the use of imagery in mental health treatment. Both her work and her worldview are significantly informed by her experience as a mother and as a proud immigrant, negotiating and navigating two cultural identities. As such, she is passionate about amplifying the voices and experience of migrant and immigrant people in mental health treatment and evidence-based practices.

Reinhild received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Widener University and her Master's Degree in Religion from Temple University and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory endorsement.
Honors and Awards:
Article 26 Award, Cleveland State University, College of Health

Faculty Innovator Award, 2021, Cleveland State University, Department of E-Learning: Increasing Connection in Remote F2F and Online Courses - Lessons and Strategies

Patricia Burland Award for Excellence in Preparation for Clinical Social Work Practice and Leadership, PA Society for Clinical Social Work, 2000

Fellowship, Gustav-Prietsch Foundation, 1993

Integrated Foreign Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 1991 to 1992


MVP Cuyahoga County, 2019
Recipient of Worker of the Year Award, 2009
Employee Excellence Award, 2008
Creative and Activities:
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NASW Ohio Conference 2022: The Poetics and Politics of Self Care.

National Council Wellbeing, Natcon 2022: Fully Seen and Heard - Spirituality in Mental Health Services

National Council for Behavioral Health, Natcon 2020: Riding a Bicycle: Elevating Impact - Integrating Coaching, Competency-Based Supervision, and Reflective Supervision to Improve Client Impact and Staff Skills

National Council for Behavioral Health, Natcon 2019: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus - A Response to Recent Medicaid Changes in Ohio

All Ohio Community Psychiatry Conference 2019: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus

Ohio Children's Alliance 2018: Manualized Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Community Mental Health Setting

Select Training and Courses

Black River Schools, Sullivan, OH, September 2019-March 2020: Creating Trauma Informed School Environments

Garfield Heights City Schools, Garfield Heights, OH, January 2019: Crisis Intervention in Schools: What to Do and What to Say

OhioGuidestone, Cleveland, OH, 2018, Disability and Educational Processes ¿ Roles and Interventions

OhioGuidestone, Cleveland, OH, 2017 ¿ ongoing, Trauma Informed Care Certification. Program Development, Implementation, and Program Staff Training.
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Professional Experience:
CALM Counseling on Access to Lethal MeansCALM Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
Zero Suicide, Fall 2022

Farm Stress Certification, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, Fall 2022

OHIOGUIDESTONE (Berea, OH) 2003- Present
Currently serving as Clinical Fellow with The Institute of Family & Community Impact

Recruited to join as an In-Home Therapist and transitioned to School Services Therapist, then Supervisor, Community Counseling (School Based Services)
Honored with additional appointment to serve on the Department's Senior Advisory Team
Served as Administrative and Clinical Supervisor to Cleveland State University/MSASS Students
Provided support and counseling services for diverse children and families (5 to 17 years old + their family members / caregivers)
Facilitated diagnostic and psychosocial assessments; interventions in family/educational/juvenile court systems; provide treatment, develop ISP Plans, refer clients when appropriate to supporting professionals, serve as an educational advocate, and monitor cases to closure
Recognized for strengths in establishing positive, trusting relationships with diverse interdisciplinary professionals, senior management, peers, students under my supervision, clients and their extended families
Supervised staff providing school- and home based mental health services for children and adults.
Spearheaded development, launch and successful integration of services into a new client school system: successful executive involved building partnerships with key stakeholders, articulating value of program, following through to deliver on commitments, and growing my value by serving as a key resource on a variety of personal and professional concerns of staff
Published ten clinical treatment and intervention manuals through the Institute for Family and Community Impact
Project Management and Content Development; Mental Health Activities App in collaboration with JP Morgan/Code for Good Grant Program
Telehealth Program: establishment of screening and crisis procedures.
University Service:
Interprofessional Education, College of Health, Faculty Facilitator 2022
The Healer's Art, Facilitator Training, The Remen Institute, 2022

Cleveland State University Safe Space Training, LGBTQ+ Student Services
Community Service:
Mentor: College Now Cleveland, 2020- ongoing.