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Umeka Franklin

Associate Teaching Professor, Practicum Education

Clinical social worker focused on children and families, trauma, integrated behavioral health, aging and military veterans.

 

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Umeka Franklin
Phone:  +1 213.8214014
Rank:  Clinical Field
Department:  Children, Youth and Families

Umeka Franklin

Associate Teaching Professor, Practicum Education

Clinical social worker focused on children and families, trauma, integrated behavioral health, aging and military veterans.

 

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Biography

Umeka Franklin began her career at USC as an adjunct practicum faculty lecturer in the Virtual Academic Center, teaching integrative seminars as well as courses in Military Clinical Experience and Virtual Practicum. She is currently an associate teaching professor, practicum education in the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
As a licensed clinical social worker, she has worked across the lifespan providing services to various populations. She served in a leadership role as a social work coordinator working with military veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. After earning a Veterans Health Administration Mentor Certification, Franklin mentored and supported employees and staff at the VA. She has also worked as a psychiatric social worker for the Los Angeles Unified School District, providing direct clinical services to individuals, families and groups. In addition, she has expertise as a medical social worker with an emphasis on nephrology, as well as working with children and families who have experienced traumatic events.
Professor Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in social work and a gerontology certificate from California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work and a Pupil Personnel Services credential from USC. She earned her Doctor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Education

University of Southern California

M.S.W. 2002

California State University Los Angeles

B.A. 1997

Area of Expertise

  • Traumatic Events
  • Medical Social Work
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Nephrology
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Industry Experience

  • Mental Health Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education/Learning
  • Health Care - Services