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David Bringhurst - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

David Bringhurst David Bringhurst

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


Dr. Bringhurst is a social worker with experience in teaching and military social work with the United States Air Force.


Dr. Bringhurst has been a Clinical Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work since 2013. He has worked in social services and the social work arena since 1986, including 21 years as an active duty military social worker in the United States Air Force. He retired from the Air Force at the rank of Lt Col. LCSW 1998-2018. Bringhurst was a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from 1999 - 2013. He received his PhD in social work from the University of Utah in 2005.

Strengths: Inclusive, responsible, positive, learner, and future oriented.

Education (3)

University of Utah: PhD, Social Work 2005

Brigham Young University: MSW, Social Work 1992

Brigham Young University: BSc, Social Work 1989

Areas of Expertise (2)

Military Social Work

Social Work

Industry Expertise (4)

Social Services




Accomplishments (4)

Letter of Appreciation (professional)

2011 Letter of Appreciation from the Commander of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AF ISR) Agency, for “tremendous contribution” to the Agency’s Squadron Commanders Course

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (professional)

US Air Force

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (professional)

US Air Force

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (professional)

US Military

Affiliations (8)

  • Air National Guard Community Action Information Board (CAIB); Executive Director
  • Air National Guard mental health representative to the Air Force Integrated Delivery System (IDS)
  • DoD Psychological Health Council
  • DoD Reserve Components Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Council
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
  • American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)

Languages (1)

  • Cantonese Chinese