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Danielle Brown - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Danielle Brown Danielle Brown

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


Clinical Assistant Professor focused on children and families with a specialty in mental illness, autism, substance-use recovery, and trauma


DANIELLE BROWN has been a member of the field education faculty since 2012. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and field liaison for the Southeast region in the Virtual Academic Center. Previously, she served as a visiting clinical associate professor in field education and taught courses in practice, human behavior and mental health, and grief and loss at the University Park Campus.

Prior to her field education post, she was a school clinician at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles, California. In this role, she designed and supervised a field practicum for Master of Social Work students from USC and UCLA.

Brown has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from severe mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, substance-use recovery and trauma. Her clinical training includes a post-graduate fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. She is also a board certified dance/movement therapist.

In her private psychotherapy practice, Brown works with individuals, groups and communities, emphasizing the importance of the body in recovering from trauma and the inherently healing nature of dance, movement and creative expression. She works closely with the SIMS Foundation in Austin, Texas, providing mental health care to musicians and their families. She was elected secretary of the Texas Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association in 2016 and is a University Committee Task Force member for the EMDR International Association.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: M.S.W. 2004

University of California, Los Angeles: M.A. 2002

University of California, Santa Cruz: B.A. 1997

Areas of Expertise (9)

Social Work

Group Therapy

Substance Abuse Recovery

Mental Illness

Children, Youth and Families




Social Work Education

Industry Expertise (6)

Training and Development

Mental Health Care

Health Care - Providers

Health and Wellness

Health Care - Services