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Doni P. Whitsett, PhD

TitleClinical Professor of Social Work, Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSocial Work
AddressSWC 214
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0411
Phone+1 213 821 1574
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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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    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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