Clinical Social Work Expert 519705 CA(S)

Expertise Description

For over 30 years, my career in Social Work has specialized in Child Abuse and Foster Care. I have experience practicing in medical settings with adults, children, and families. My expertise includes individual, family and group therapy and counseling; facilitation of patient and family support groups; child abuse case assessment and collaboration with the Department of Child & Family Services; emergency room trauma & crisis intervention; and collaboration with interdisciplinary team and advocate for patient and family needs. I also specialize in psychosocial evaluations for inpatient and outpatient liver, intestinal, and lung transplant programs; and grief and bereavement counseling, crisis intervention to individuals, couples and families. I have also served as adjunct professor in Social Work at an accredited university.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes teaching advanced theories and clinical interventions in health care practice.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology. Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles CA
M.S.W. Mental Health University of Southern California Los Angeles CA
B.A. Sociology and Political Science Public Law/Public Administration University of California Los Angeles

Licenses Certifications

Certification: Animal Assisted Therapy: UCLA People Animal Connection University of California Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Transplantation
Social Media Work Group
Society for Transplant Social Workers
National Association of Liver Transplant Social Workers
Liver Allocation and Redistricting Policy Work Group

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Transplantation