Dan Field serves as an adjunct assistant professor and teaches courses on substance abuse and behavioral addiction, evidence-based practice and group therapeutic interventions. Previously, he was clinical supervisor of USC Telehealth, a virtual outpatient behavioral health clinic. In this role, he supervised Master of Social Work interns, implementing focused training to develop their skills in DSM-V diagnosis, substance use screening, co-occurring disorder assessment, suicide/homicide risk considerations and treatment planning.
A licensed clinical social worker, he received his clinical training at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where he worked closely with veterans exhibiting combat-related trauma, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. He has a particular interest in serving veterans affected by mental health challenges, namely depression and trauma-related disorders. He also worked with the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, providing individual therapy and case management services to Holocaust survivors and their families.
Field has extensive experience in the development, application and evaluation of interventions to address substance abuse and behavioral addiction. With specialized training from the Matrix Institute on Addictions and the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, he oversaw a successful five-year pilot program in Los Angeles for the community-based nonprofit Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team.
He currently maintains a private practice in the mid-Wilshire and Eagle Rock areas of Los Angeles and sub-contracts with the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling.