Dr. Ronald Strickland

Ronald Strickland, Ph.D., LCSW has been employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the Department of Veteran Affairs since 1/13. He received his B. A. in
Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1991. He then received an M.S.W. in
Clinical Social Work from Boston College in 1997. He did his clinical internships at the Whitman
Counseling Center and conducted research for Harvard’s Medical School prior to relocating to Las
Vegas in 1999. He was employed by the State of Nevada’s Mental Health and Developmental Services
from 2000-2013. He was instrumental in developing the Mental Health Court program in Las Vegas in
2003. He was an Adjunct Faculty member from 2013-2015 for the School of Social Work at the
University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of
Nevada-Las Vegas in 2015. His dissertation was entitled: Citizen Participation within Mental Health
Planning and Advisory Councils. Dr. Strickland has spent the last 18 years working with psychiatric
patients in various settings that have included the foster care, mental health and correctional systems
in Nevada. His interests include mental health assessment/treatment, policy formation and
implementation, state and federal mental health care policy, program development and evidence
based practices. Dr. Strickland joined Focus Mental Health in May of 2017 and is actively evaluating
patients at Sunrise Hospital.