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Beverly Younger, PhD

TitleClinical Associate Professor of Social Work, Dept. of Social Change and Innovation
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSocial Work
AddressP.O. Box 4504
Off Campus
San Luis Obispo CA 93403-4504
Phone+1 213 821 0900
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    The Climate Project 2006  - 2007International Volunteer Trainer
    State of Illinois Chapter, EAPA1994Member of the Year

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    With more than 10 years of teaching experience in Master of Social Work programs, BEVERLY YOUNGER utilizes an empowerment learning pedagogy to effectively meet students’ needs. She has taught courses that spanned much of the USC School of Social Work's MSW curriculum, including Foundation and Advanced Research and Human Behavior in the Social Environment, as well as electives (Family Violence, Violence Prevention in Human Service Workplaces, Responding to Conflict in Human Service Workplaces, Inter-Professional Teamwork in Human Services, and others) and developed and taught Social Work and Business in a Global Society concentration courses.

    Younger’s practice experience includes an extensive array of micro, mezzo and macro practice settings with more than 20 years of experience in providing services in the workplace, including internal employee assistance program (EAP) services and management, and numerous organizational consulting in for-profit, non-profit and governmental settings. These diverse consulting experiences that have led her to formulate an emerging paradigm on collaborative and integrative group and organizational practices with practical applications for workplaces and human service organizations. The consistent theme of her work has been effectively addressing the intersecting and interdependent needs of individuals and families and organizations.

    Younger's micro practice experience bridged 14 years of direct clinical practice in a variety of EAP settings, addressing a broad array of behavioral health (both mental health and substance abuse), family issues (marriage, parenting, elders, partner violence and child abuse), work/family balance, treatment and disability management and advocacy, and work or career concerns.

    In corporate settings, her mezzo and macro practice involved organizational and work unit interventions such as conflict response, disaster response, violence prevention, health prevention, stress management, wellness program development, management coaching and consultation, team or work unit development, program or work unit effectiveness, and prevention and intervention evaluation. At Bank of America, she served as regional manager coordinating services across a 32-state service system, gaining administrative and managerial experience. And in Illinois, she provided ongoing organizational development services to a state administrative department for several years.

    Younger has also worked on a national basis to develop corporate responses to domestic violence as a consultant to the Family Violence Prevention Fund and in partnership with other private and public organizations. Through work with the State of Illinois’ Domestic Violence Bureau, she has been recognized across the state’s domestic violence field as an educator, planner and facilitator of domestic violence service policy and funding concerns.

    Her research interests have focused on corporate responses to the personal needs of workers and to federal legislation regulating employer personnel practices, as well as prevention evaluation studies and applied organizational research.


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