Social Work Abroad Program (SWAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing international learning opportunities for US-based social work students.

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Iris Rojas Bertrand, LCSW

Advisory Board Member

Iris Rojas Bertrand is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an occupation as a Share and Care counselor at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center; she provides art therapy groups in three schools located throughout the county of Los Angeles. Iris has over ten years of professional experience employed in the mental health industry and has predominately provided outreach towards the youth and teen population.  Iris' vast experience includes:  conducting family, individual, and group psychotherapy; facilitating support groups and parenting educational workshops; providing in-custody counseling inside the premises of a juvenile hall in Los Angeles county; being a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team for drug court; completing comprehensive MAT assessments for children placed in foster homes; providing full time supervision to MSW/BSW interns; and exercising the role of project administrator for a mental health agency with various programs.  Iris is a first-generation Nicaraguan immigrant whose ancestry, cultural background, and love for travel fuels her passion for global awareness as well as her deep appreciation for people from all diverse communities.