Carol Retsch-Bogart Retires from Duke after 30 Years with Personal Assistance Service

Thursday, June 1, 2017
"Yellow Bird," encaustic wax painting by Carol Retsch-Bogart

Carol Retsch-BogartCarol Retsch-Bogart, MSW, LCSW, employee assistance counselor with the Personal Assistance Service (PAS), Duke’s faculty/employee assistance program, has retired from Duke after 30 years of service, all with PAS.

With PAS, Retsch-Bogart specialized in assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals for a range of emotional problems, alcohol/drug abuse, family/marital difficulties, parent/child issues and work-related stress. She also provided management consultations, and conducted supervisory training sessions on workplace mental health issues.

Retsch-Bogart says she will be leaving her Duke office and happily heading into her art studio, which is on the Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio tour. She is also looking forward to an opportunity this summer near Seattle.

“I just received an Emerging Artist Grant from the International Encaustic Artists Association, which will be used for an art workshop in July on Whidbey Island,” Retsch-Bogart says.

Retsch-Bogart received a B.A. in Psychology and English from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Social work from Ohio State University. Before joining Duke, she was a social worker with the Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy, and also previously worked as a social worker in Cincinnati.

PAS is a program within Duke’s Employee Occupational Health & Wellness in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.