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    Doni P. Whitsett, PhD

    TitleClinical Professor of Social Work, Department of Adults and Healthy Aging
    SchoolSchool of Social Work
    DepartmentSocial Work
    AddressSWC 214
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-0411
    Phone+1 213 821 1574
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      Doni Whitsett is a licensed clinical social worker and has been teaching at the USC School of Social Work for 20 years; she was previously at UCLA for six years. She has taught first-year foundation courses in both practice and behavior and second-year courses in the Mental Health concentration. As an AASECT-certified sex therapist, she has taught a human sexuality elective, as well as the courses required for state licensure for various agencies, including the Department of Mental Health and LAUSD. Since 1980 Whitsett also has had a private practice treating individuals, couples and families. Her specialties include neurobiology, human sexuality, personality disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with expertise in cult-related issues. She has several publications and has spoken both nationally and internationally on these topics.


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      2009Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom
      2008Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom
      2008Fellowship to teach in China
      2008Hutto Patterson Award for Teaching Excellence
      2007Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom
      1999Outstanding Teaching Award

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