Arika Patneaude, MHP, EMMHS, LICSW, APHSW-C
Arika Patneaude is a licensed independent clinical social worker and ethnic minority mental health specialist, who has worked extensively in social services since 1992. The focus of her work includes: adult mental health; homeless housing services; and pediatric medical social work, with a focus on solid organ transplant, grief and bereavement, and pediatric palliative care.
Being born into a family that valued social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, Ms. Patneaude was able to build an important foundation for engaging in culturally responsive care as a clinician. Ms. Patneaude earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Oregon, and her master of social work from the University of Washington. She is currently a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, and manager of the palliative care and clinical bioethics programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ms. Patneaude is founder of Moore Genesis Consulting Services, where she consults local programs on how to engage in culturally responsive practice, across settings.
With her vast background, Ms. Patneaude has been invited to lecture and participate in panels on topics, including: supporting patients and families; cultural humility; and completing culturally appropriate mental health assessments.