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Olivia Sevilla, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2769
Email: oesevilla@apu.edu
Olivia Sevilla, MSW, LCSW, brings valuable practice experience to the program, including long-term executive directorship (since 1988) of Bilingual Family Counseling Services, an agency considered at the forefront of community leadership and training in areas such as multicultural services, school interventions, gang diversion, and child/family therapy. For ten years, she also worked as a consultant and trainer for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools on topics related to therapeutic and counseling interventions. Sevilla has also taught for several years in both MFT and community college programs. Courses taught include: Introduction to Social Work, Counseling the Elderly Adult, Dying, Death and Bereavement, and practicum courses for MFT and Psy.D. candidates. In addition, she has been closely involved with a number of community-agency collaborations, provided leadership on agency boards, and engaged in extensive grant writing. In addition, Sevilla has completed all coursework required for the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne. She is completing her dissertation on the topic of leadership in social work education.

Education

MSW, Family, Youth, and Children and Addictions concentrations, University of Southern California
B.S., Behavioral Sciences, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
A.A., General Education, Chaffey College

Department

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Social Work

Expertise

  • Chemical Dependency
  • Community-based Programming
  • Family Violence
  • Grant Writing
  • Leadership in Social Work
  • Play Therapy

Courses Taught

SOCW 521 – Introductory Research Methods
SOCW 537 – Children and Adolescents
SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project
SOCW 543 – Fundraising, Grant Writing, and Fiscal Decision Making
SOCW 546 – Advanced Clinical Practice II
SOCW 514 – Practice I: Interviewing and Assessment

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