Barbara Scheinman, MSW, has been a Social Worker since 1975. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and achieved her Masters of Social Work at UCLA. She later became credentialed as an LCSW in the state of Connecticut. Over the years, Barbara’s experiences have included specialization in Women’s Issues, HIV/AIDS, and Homelessness. While residing in Connecticut, Barbara was Hartford Hospital’s AIDS Social Worker, and she ran groups for Domestic Violence Offenders through the State of CT Courts system. She also maintained a counseling private practice and was a public speaker on the topics of AIDS, Domestic Violence, and Women’s Issues. She has trained volunteers for organizations including AIDS Project/Hartford and The American Cancer Society, has mentored and supervised college Social Work students, and has been on the Board of organizations in NY, CT, and CA. Barbara now advocates and speaks on behalf of the homeless. She continues to work as a Medical Social Worker at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center/San Clemente.