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Debra Waters-Roman

Associate Teaching Professor, Practicum Education

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

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Debra Waters-Roman
Phone:  213.821.2961
Rank:  Teaching Faculty

Debra Waters-Roman

Associate Teaching Professor, Practicum Education

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

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Biography

Debra Waters-Roman is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She currently works as an associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work where she serves as the program manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (LA DCFS) Stipend Program and also serves as the clinical psychologist for the Trauma Recovery Center at USC Social Work. Prior to joining USC, Professor Waters-Roman worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for 30 years, providing public child welfare services. In addition, she provides mental health services to trauma survivors of all ages through a community based mental health agency.
Professor Waters-Roman has completed extensive research and conducted trainings in the field of autism, and provides services to individuals on the autism spectrum along with their families.  

Education

Argosy University

PhD 2012

University of Southern California

MSW 1986

Greenville College

BA 1984

Area of Expertise

  • Children and Families
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Social Work
  • Healthcare
  • Adolescent Care

Industry Experience

  • Social Services
  • Education/Learning
  • Childcare
  • Health and Wellness

Accomplishments

National Association of Social Workers - CA Chapter

2022 Social Worker of the Year