Jessica Klein

Lecturer of Social Work Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Clinical social worker with a penchant for psychotherapy

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Jessica Klein
Phone:  213.740.8311
Rank:  Senior Lecturer
Department:  Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Assignment:  VAC

Jessica Klein

Lecturer of Social Work Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Clinical social worker with a penchant for psychotherapy

Media Contact

Biography

Jessica Klein is part of the social work adjunct faculty at USC. She also provides psychotherapy services in her private practice in Culver City, California. A licensed clinical social worker, she holds a master's degree in social work from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from Smith College. Klein has engaged in direct social work practice in the community for more than a decade. At USC's Student Counseling Center, she provided crisis intervention, as well as individual and group time-limited psychotherapy. At UCLA’s Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, she worked with survivors of sexual trauma both as an emergency forensic social worker and as an individual and group therapist. In her private practice, Klein specializes in trauma treatment using an approach grounded in current neurobiological research. In 2014 at the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, she presented talks on group therapy for sexual assault survivors and on treatment approaches to drug-facilitated sexual assault. She is an author of “Grounding Judith Herman’s Trauma Theory within Interpersonal Neuroscience and Evidence Based Practice Modalities for Trauma Treatment,” published in November 2016 in Smith College Studies in Social Work.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles

MSW 2005

Smith College

BA 1998

Area of Expertise

  • Psychotherapy
  • Survivors of Sexual Trauma
  • Emergency Foresnic Social Work

Industry Experience

  • Mental Health Care
  • Public Policy
  • Education/Learning
  • Research
  • Social Services
  • Health and Wellness