Natalie Beck, DSW, LCSW-S earned her Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University, Master's degree in Social Work from The University of Texas, and Doctor of Social Work from The University of Tennessee. She practiced as a professional social worker for over 10 years in the fields of juvenile justice, school-based mental health, and substance use treatment. Dr. Beck's areas of research interest include family-based treatment for adolescents and breaking the school-to-prison pipeline.
Assistant Professor, St. Edward's University, 2019 - present
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, 2016-2019
Doctor of Social Work, The University of Tennessee, 2017
Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Texas, 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Southwestern University, 2004
Nationally-Recognized Nurturing Program Trainer/Consultant
Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instuctor
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Alvarez, M., Beck, N., Cuellar, M., Lucio, R., McCoy, C., Ochocki, S., Robles Sinkule, M., Rivers Cannon, T., Villarreal Sosa, L., (2020). School Social Work Association of America Responds to the Role of Law Enforcement in Schools from a Racial Justice Lens. London, KY. School Social Work Association of America. https://aab82939-3e7b-497d-8f30-a85373757e29.filesusr.com/ugd/486e55_ab…
Beck, N., & Ochocki, S. (2020, July 16). Home Visits Not Handcuffs.
Ochocki, S., Frey, A., Patterson, D., Herron, F., Beck, N., and Dupper, D. (2020). Evaluating the Zones of Regulation® intervention to improve the self-control of elementary students. International Journal of School Social Work, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.4148/2161-4148.1046
Is the Push to “Harden” Schools Widening the School-to-Prison Pipeline?
Safety and Support Begin at Home: Evidence-based Strategies for Family Engagement
The Nurturing Program: An Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed Intervention Used in Diverse Settings