Joyce Agne (she/her) is a licensed independent social worker and serves as the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Trainer at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU. In her role, she offers expert training in evidence-based treatments, focusing on home-based practices and systemic therapies for at-risk children, youth, and their families.
Joyce’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology from Kent State University, and a Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is also an Ohio CSWMFT Approved Supervisor.
Joyce has previously led family preservation teams at non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio and a large national non-profit, serving as Ohio’s Training Manager, offering supervision, training, and consultation. Joyce holds vast experience in the implementation and supervision of Intensive Home-Based Treatments such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT), She brings this experience to her current role, continuing to disseminate this practice and other intensive, evidence-supported treatments across a wider platform.
Throughout her tenure, Joyce has focused on enhancing community engagement and bridging gaps in service needs for at-risk individuals. This includes her work in establishing new partnerships, improving outcomes through program development, and leading strategic planning initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Joyce also possesses a wealth of experience in creating and delivering professional development training to community mental health staff, juvenile court staff, school personnel, and child welfare staff in a variety of topics including Motivational Interviewing, Sexual Orientation Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE), positive youth development, family engagement, trauma and resilience, among others. In addition to her role at CWRU, Joyce has provided outpatient therapy, where she integrates various therapeutic techniques into a systemic approach for individuals, families, and couples.
Now in her current role, Joyce is excited to continue her journey, utilizing her passion and commitment to equip professionals with the necessary skills and tools to deliver high-quality services to children, youth, and their families. Her belief in the transformative power of education and collaboration drives her work. She brings with her an unwavering dedication to social work, a passion for collaboration, and a vision for improving the lives of children, youth, and their families through high-quality, accessible mental health services.