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Virginia Wilson Yribia, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, 1994
  • M.A. University of Colorado at Denver, Sociology, 1984
  • MSW University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 1964
  • BA. University of New Mexico, Sociology and Government, 1961


Aug. 2008-Present Adjunct faculty New Mexico State University, School of Social Work, Las Cruces, NM

  • Teach field seminar and classes on aging, group work, macro practice, death and dying in both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Serve as liaison to field agencies

Aug. 2005-Aug. 2008
Associate Professor (Aug. 2006 -Aug. 2008) University of Texas at El Paso Social Work Program, El Paso, TX
  • Interim Program Director (Aug. 2006-Aug. 2007)
  • Administer BSW program of 85 students
  • Teach
  • Serve on a variety of committees
  • Participate in Health Research Group
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (Aug. 2005-Aug. 2006)
  • Serve as liaison to field agencies
  • Worked on the development of an MSW program
  • Contributed to various grants
Sep. 1999-June 2005
Director of Field Education Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, CO
  • Administer field education program of 300 students per year
  • Teach
  • Serve on a variety of GSSW committees
  • Liaison with NASW, Colorado Chapter and Denver International Program
Dec. 2001-March 2002
Emergency Psychiatric Clinician (weekend) Colorado Psychiatric Hospital
  • Conduct psychiatric evaluations for University Hospital Emergency Department
  • Answer off-hours crisis line
July 1997 - Field Director, School of Social Work
Aug. 1999
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • Administered Field Education program
  • Taught academic courses
  • Led seminars
  • Established working network of social workers from Mexico and USA
Sep. 1995 - June 1997
Manager - Access and Emergency Center Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Arvada, CO
  • Managed single point of entry system for a large, non-profit mental health center covering urban and rural areas in three counties west of Denver.
  • Responsible for the development of new procedures and smooth operation of access and emergency services during the organization’s transition to capitated Medicaid managed care.
Sep. 1995 - June 1997
Instructor (part-time) Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO
  • Taught research and generalist social work class to undergraduate social work students
Dec. 1993 - Aug. 1995
Network Manager MBC / Biodyne, Englewood, CO
  • Managed and consulted with one hundred private psychotherapists contracted t to provide managed outpatient mental health care
  • Responsible for the oversight of quality management procedures and the development of efficient systems of mental health care delivery
Mar. 1990 - 1993
Chief of Social Work and Coordinator of Clinical Services, School of Medicine Dec. University of Colorado, J.F. Kennedy Center, Denver, CO
  • Administered the Center’s Social Work Department and coordinated interdisciplinary teams serving individuals with development disabilities
  • Taught and mentored students and interns in human services and health care professions
  • Wrote grants, developed and implemented new programs, conducted clinical evaluations and treatment for Center patients
  • Faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry
Oct. 1983 - Feb. 1990
Instructor, Researcher, and Social Worker, School of Medicine University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Taught medical residents
  • Conducted research in the areas of behavioral science and geriatrics
  • Wrote grants, designed curricula, provided outpatient clinical services
1975 - 1995
Private Practice: Consultant, Therapist, Teacher, Researcher (clients listed below) Denver, CO
  • Applied Social Science and Health Consultants: co-founder, board member, grant writer
  • Colorado State Department of Social Services; contracted to teach workshops for day care providers
  • Community College of Denver at Auraria: classroom instructor in social work and gerontology, field work coordinator, curriculum designer
  • Gove Community School: taught stress management classes for children and aging awareness classes
  • Institute for Creative Aging: wrote and was co-principal investigator for a Colorado Trust Caregiver grant
  • Planners, Inc.: provided program evaluations, technical training, and assistance for various Colorado Head Start programs
  • Raleigh Hills Hospital: consultant for utilization and review, and facilitator for alcohol education and assertiveness training groups
  • Southeast Metropolitan Board of Cooperative Services: contracted as an adolescent and family therapist
  • University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work: field work and classroom instructor, field liaison
  • Private clientele: worked with individuals and families
  • Four home health care agencies: was a contracted social worker for homebound elderly and their families, served on several utilization and review committees and advisory boards
1972 - 1974
Supervisor and Program Developer
Rosemount Day Care Center, Washington, DC

1970 - 1972
Director of Psychiatric Day Care and Teen Pregnancy Programs,
Acting Executive Director, Barney Neighborhood House, Washington, DC

1969 - 1970
Psychiatric Social Worker, Bureau of Mental Health
Prince George’s County Health Department, Cheverly, MD

1966 - 1969
Social Worker
Auraria Community Center, Denver, CO

1964 - 1966
Social Worker and Instructor
Peace Corps, National School of Social Work, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

1961 - 1962
Recreation Worker
American Red Cross, South Korea