​Cal State Monterey Bay’s Director of Health and Wellness Services Caroline Haskell has been honored as Social Worker of the Year. The award was presented this spring by the National Association of Social Workers’ Central Coast Unit.

Haskell is the founding director of the campus's Counseling Center. As a board-certified, licensed clinical social worker, she oversees the services and programs offered through Monterey Bay’s Health and Wellness Services, including the Personal Growth and Counseling Center, Campus Health Center, Campus Chaplaincy, Health Promotion & Education, and Student Disability Resources.

With 25 years of experience, she also provides direct clinical counseling and psychological services to students, staff and faculty. She serves as the campus affiliate director of the National Coalition Building Institute, a nonprofit leadership training organization that works to eliminate prejudice and intergroup conflict in communities throughout the world.

Haskell has served as a national consultant and lecturer to many institutions of higher education, including Smith College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Davis and Columbia University.

She was awarded the status of Certified Diplomate by the American Psychotherapy Association, and has been a certified cognitive behavioral therapist and certified addictions specialist with the National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists. In 2012, Haskell was appointed to the Monterey County Mental Health Commission.

She was honored with the Jay Foss Clinical Services Award by the Monterey County Mental Health Commission in 2010 in recognition of the outstanding mental health services she has provided in the local community. She received the President’s Medal as Administrator of the Year for exemplary service to the university and commitment to its vision in 2005.