February 29, 2016Robert McKinney, LCSW PIP ACSW, is assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for the College of Community Health Sciences and is the director of the Department of Social Services for University Medical Center, which the College operates. McKinney has been with the College since 2011 as a social worker and doctoral student. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and completed his Master of Social Work degree at The University of Alabama. He directed clinical practice with children, adolescents and their families at Indian Rivers Community Mental Health Center. He has served as assistant director of Tuscaloosa Family Resource Center (Tuscaloosa’s One Place). He was interim director and clinical social worker at the Working on Womanhood program. McKinney is one of fewer than 50 people in Alabama to be licensed and certified for private, independent practice by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners in all five recognized areas of practice: clinical social work, community organization, social casework, social work administration and social work research. His clinical and research interests are primarily in the areas of childhood interpersonal victimization and interprofessional education. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, for which he recently completed a two-year term on the board of directors. McKinney is continuing his social work doctoral studies at The University of Alabama.