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Sarah Caliboso-Soto

Associate Teaching Professor, Field Education, and Clinical Director at Telebehavioral Health of USC

Sarah Caliboso-Soto's expertise focuses on telebehavioral health, mental health, and program development and implementation.

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Sarah Caliboso Soto
Phone:  +1 213.740.2711
Rank:  Clinical Field
Department:  Children, Youth and Families

Sarah Caliboso-Soto

Associate Teaching Professor, Field Education, and Clinical Director at Telebehavioral Health of USC

Sarah Caliboso-Soto's expertise focuses on telebehavioral health, mental health, and program development and implementation.

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Biography

Dr. Sarah Caliboso-Soto is an associate teaching professor in Field Education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. In addition to teaching field courses, Dr. Caliboso-Soto has taught research, policy, and diversity courses both on campus and in the Virtual Academic Center. 
Dr. Caliboso-Soto has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. She has provided direct services to the children, youth, and families of South Los Angeles. She also led the development and implementation of programs, including a 0-5 assessment and intervention program and an intensive community-based program working with the chronically mentally ill and transitional aged youth.
Dr. Caliboso-Soto is the Clinic Director of USC Telehealth, a telebehavioral health clinic that provides short-term, evidence-based treatment for individuals seeking mental health services. She oversees the clinical operations and the training of MSW interns. In addition to providing behavioral health services to the community, the clinic serves as a placement for MSW students. In her role as clinical director, Dr. Caliboso-Soto has assisted in securing funding for the clinic from FEMA, Monterey County Behavioral Health, Queenscare, and the California Victims Compensation Board.
In 2o22, she earned a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership. The title of her dissertation was Compassion Fatigue Among Social Work Students: A Gap Analysis. Dr. Caliboso-Soto's other research interests are focused on telebehavioral health and closing the health gap for underserved children and families.

Education

University of Southern California, EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership
California State University, Long Beach: MSW
University of California, San Diego: BA

Area of Expertise

  • Telebehavioral Health
  • Mental Health
  • Culturally Diverse and Urban Populations
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Suicide/Risk Assessment and Intervention
  • Crisis Management and Intervention
  • Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Leadership and Management
  • Community Outreach and Collaboration

Industry Experience

  • Education/Learning
  • Mental Health Care
  • Health Care - Providers
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care - Services
  • Training and Development

Accomplishments

Heart of Social Work Award

2012 awarded by USC School of Social Work

Certificate for Outstanding Service

2022 awarded by Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC