Michael M Talamantes
What I do
The opportunities for social work in health are infinite. If you define health broadly and are passionate about whole person care and the social determinants of health, the health and wellness concentration is right for you. This concentration can be a pathway for you to make a difference for those most vulnerable. It will place your career on a trajectory that will be dynamic, challenging and gratifying.
clinical social work, disparities, health and wellness, mental and behavioral health, social justice
Talamantes is a Disparities Scholar from the National Institutes of Health Translational Health Disparities Conference (2014) and a Behavioral Health Training Fellow from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) (2017). He is an active member of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC), the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Talamantes received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Appointed Faculty, Graduate School of Social Work, in 2014. He teaches in both the foundation and concentration curriculum.
- MSW, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, 1992
- BA, Biology & History, Texas Christian University, 1985
Licensure / Accreditations
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- 2nd Integrated Behavioral Health Educational Training Consortium
- Excellence in Teaching Award for Appointed Faculty, GSSW
- Kay Stevenson Faculty Citizenship Award, GSSW
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) Behavioral Health Training Fellow, NIAAA & Boston University School of Social Work
- NIH Health Disparities Scholar, National Institutes of Health