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Brittani Morris - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Brittani Morris Brittani Morris

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Clinical Assistant Professor focused on adults, children, adolescents, and families.


BRITTANI MORRIS is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided direct-practice services to adults, children, adolescents and families while utilizing an eclectic combination of treatment models to empower clients and help them toward recovery within community mental health settings. Morris also has been a clinical supervisor, program manager, trainer and field instructor for both employees and graduate students.

Education (2)

University of Southern California: M.S.W. 2003

Scripps College: B.A.

Areas of Expertise (11)

Burnout Prevention

Field Instruction

Online Pedagogy

Mental Health Recovery

Social Work

Adults and Healthy Aging

Social Work Education

Direct Practice Services

Program Management

Clinical Supervision

Program Development

Industry Expertise (5)

Training and Development

Mental Health Care

Health Care - Providers

Health and Wellness


Accomplishments (1)

Teaching Institute for Faculty Teaching Online course


University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Teaching. Certified May 2020


Research Articles & Publications (6)

The virtual field practicum: Building core competencies prior to agency placement

Journal of Social Work Education

Phillips, E.S., Wood, G., Yoo, J., Ward, K., Hsiao, S., Singh, M. I., & Morris, B.


This article features an innovative course design that demonstrates how you can prepare students for their community based field placement experience.

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I’m Not Working with ‘Them’: Upholding Social Justice in Field Practicum

USC website

Hilary Krutt


Within this article you will see how Dr. George, Dr. Ford and myself explore the concept of social justice in relation to student bias and anxiety in community based placements. We explore the hesitations of students to engage with certain populations and what can be done from a teaching and field instruction perspective to support students.

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Virtual Field Practicum Simulates Real-world Clients for Online MSW Students

USC Website

Lynn Lipinski


Within this article you will learn about the innovative field course that has changed field education. Specifically, you will have access to both faculty and student perspectives.

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Learning How to Make Progress Toward Goals When It Feels Like Life Is Holding You Back

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Joseph Rendeiro


Interviewee and contributing author regarding Virtual Field Practicum and how the actor script was adapted for the COVID-19 pandemic, along with tips for caring for ourselves, clients, and loved ones during this time

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The reality of diversity, gender & skin color: From the living room to the classroom


Finney, K. & Fitzgerald T. (Eds)


Morris, B. (2020). Being a black and brown student in a predominant white institution This chapter explores the experiences of both BA and graduate candidate students of color and the challenges that they face in a predominately white campus environment. In general, colleges and universities all over the world claim to create a diverse environment welcome for all. However, the reality of the diverse scenario painted in websites and brochures is often a mirage. We will uncover that once students are admitted; many administrations face significant challenges to create inclusivity for students of color creating damaging unintended consequences for the students and the community at large. Beyond the normal adjustment of campus life students of color are facing a myriad of mental health and wellness issues that impact their academic performance and socialization. Through a series of structured interviews, we will understand the traumatizing discrimination, ranging from microaggressions to blatant discrimination.

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Families navigate hard discussions about race, police and civil rights

Tampa Bay Times

Caitlin Johnston


This article features strategies to support difficult conversations with family around race relations and social justice.

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