Meggan Thompson

Title(s)Part Time Lecturer of Social Work
SchoolSchool of Social Work
Phone+1 213 821 0900
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    Tulane University , New Orleans, LA DSW2024in progress
    University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CAMSW2011
    University of Colorado , Boulder, COBA2003

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    Meggan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who brings extensive experience in community mental health, correctional health, outreach, and mobile engagement. Her work in the community of Skid Row emphasized person-centered recovery for transitional age youth (TAY), adults, and older adults dealing with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Additionally, she played a key role in compliance with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Consent Decree for LA County Jails, focusing on provisions related to Self-Directed Violence. Meggan is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) at Tulane University. Her research interests include harm reduction, stigma, chronic homelessness, serious mental illness, substance use disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and psychedelic-assisted treatment.

    Meggan has also taught practice courses at the USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work since 2015, including:
    SOWK 523: Foundations of Integrative Social Work Practice I
    SOWK 612: Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
    SOWK 615: Brief Therapy and Crisis Intervention
    SOWK 617: Substance Related and Behavioral Addictive Disorders and Recovery
    SOWK 618: Systems of Recovery from Mental Illness in Adults
    SOWK 637: Assessing Wellness to Improve Recovery in Integrated Care

    Other:
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV)
    Republic of Moldova
    Health Education
    2005-2007