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Doni Whitsett

Clinical Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Professor Whitesett's has expertise in cult-related issues.

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Doni Whitsett
Phone:  +1 213.821.1574
Rank:  Clinical Teaching
Department:  Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Assignment:  Ground

Doni Whitsett

Clinical Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Professor Whitesett's has expertise in cult-related issues.

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Biography

Doni Whitsett is a licensed clinical social worker and has been teaching at USC 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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Education

University of Southern California

PhD 1987

Case Western Reserve University

MSSA 1967

Pennsylvania State University

BA 1963

Area of Expertise

  • Cult-Related Issues
  • Trauma
  • Human Sexuality
  • Adults and Healthy Aging
  • Neurobiology
  • Personalty Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Industry Experience

  • Education/Learning
  • Research

Accomplishments

Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom
Awarded by USC.
Hutto Patterson Award for Teaching Excellence
Awarded by the OUSA.

Articles & Publications

Teaching MSW Social Work Practice in a Blended Online Learning Environment | Journal of Teaching in Social Work
2013 Blended learning is a newly emerging trend in higher education and is defined as the purposeful integration of synchronous and asynchronous learning to provide educational activities that maximize the benefits of each. This paper describes the development of a graduate social work foundation-year practice class in a blended online environment in which both asynchronous and synchronous ...