Christie Byrd, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Field Education, MSW Program, Department of Social Work

Phone: (626) 804-2721, Ext. 2721
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Christie Byrd, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of professional social work experience. She teaches field seminar courses and assists with the administration of MSW field education. Byrd has clinical experience in the areas of school-based mental health, Department of Mental Health-contracted community mental health, court-mandated clients on parole and probation, intimate partner violence, sexual assault crisis response, residential substance abuse treatment, and trauma-focused work with children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to joining APU, she enjoyed providing field instruction and clinical supervision to MSW student interns and MFT trainees from various local universities since 2008. Byrd continues to contract with agencies and individuals as a clinical supervisor for associates obtaining hours for Board of Behavioral Sciences licensure. She strives to cultivate an enriching learning experience for students to build self-awareness, develop their skills, and discern their calling. Byrd has a passion for social justice and trauma-informed care, and for mentoring difference makers.


  • MSW (Clinical Practice Specialization), Southern Connecticut State University
  • BSW, Humboldt State University


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California, LCSW 24496

Academic Area

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

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 515 – Field Seminar I
  • SOCW 525 – Field Seminar II