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Olivia Sevilla, Ed.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2769
Email: oesevilla@apu.edu
Olivia Sevilla, Ed.D., LCSW, brings valuable practice experience to the program, including executive directorship since 1988 of Bilingual Family Counseling Services, an agency considered to be at the forefront of community leadership and training in areas such as multicultural services, school interventions, school-based counseling, and child/family therapy. For 10 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, and she is a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Sevilla has also taught for several years in 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.

Education

  • Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
  • MSW (Concentrations in Family, Youth, and Children and Addictions), University of Southern California
  • B.S., Behavioral Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • A.A., General Education, Chaffey College

Department

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Social Work

Expertise

  • Chemical Dependency
  • Child Abuse Treatment and Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Community-based Programming
  • Family Violence
  • Grant Writing
  • Leadership in Social Work

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 514 – Practice I: Interviewing and Assessment
  • 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: Child Welfare and Family Therapy