Helen Nazarian, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor, BSW Program, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6079
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Helen Nazarian, MSW, LCSW, is an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Her background is in clinical social work practice, which includes settings such as community mental health, hospitals, and law enforcement, and her wide variety of professional experience contributes to her expertise in generalist social work. She has experience working with domestic violence victims and batterers, homeless, individuals struggling with mental illness, individuals struggling with drug/alcohol addictions, and more. She is passionate about social justice issues and how they relate to the social work profession, which makes her a lifelong learner in that topic. She also has great interest in understanding and application of law as it relates to social work, and is therefore pursuing her JD with an emphasis in public interest. In addition to her academic appointment, she contributes to the profession by providing clinical supervision to social workers working toward their licensure. She resides in Covina and loves being part of Fellowship Monrovia church.


  • MSW, Arizona State University
  • BSW, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

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

Courses Taught

  • GE 100 – First-Year Seminar
  • SOCW 250 – Introduction to Social Work
  • SOCW 275 – Social Justice Foundation in Human Rights
  • SOCW 332 – Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • SOCW 350 – Aging: Implications, Policy, and Practice
  • SOCW 360 – Social Work Practice with Groups
  • SOCW 410 – Family Violence
  • SOCW 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • SOCW 515 – Field Seminar I
  • SOCW 525 – Field Seminar II