Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Social Work

Phone: (626) 857-2402
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Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW, is responsible for the direction and administration of graduate programming in the Department of Social Work, including the creation, implementation, and quality of the MSW curriculum. Her academic experience includes directing the field education program at APU and coordinating the Mental Health Stipend Program for the School of Social Work at California State University, San Bernardino. She possesses social work practice expertise in medical and behavioral health settings, and has worked on interprofessional teams, including City of Hope National Medical Center, as well as in wraparound services for high-risk youth. She also directed a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with chronic mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders. Setterlund has a strong professional interest in perinatal mental health issues and has conducted provider trainings and worked with support groups in the greater Los Angeles area. Other areas of scholarship include interprofessional education and collaborative practice, service to veterans and military families, clergy/mental health collaboration, and clergy thriving in ministry. She also maintains a private clinical practice.


  • MSW, Older Adults and Families Concentration, California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Riverside


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California (LCS 21701)

Academic Area

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


  • Clergy Care
  • Clergy/Mental Health Professional Collaborations
  • Family Systems
  • Medical/Oncology Social Work
  • Older Adults and Families
  • Women’s Reproductive Mental Health

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 515 – Field Seminar I
  • SOCW 525 – Field Seminar II
  • SOCW 534 – Field Seminar III
  • SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project
  • SOCW 544 – Field Seminar IV