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De Vida Gill - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

De Vida Gill De Vida Gill

Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Social Change & Innovation | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

De Vida Bell's work is focused on program development, mentoring and serving the youth and young adult population.

Biography

De Vida Bell is an adjunct lecturer within the Department of Community, Organization, and Business Innovation at the Virtual Academic Center. She teaches a class on human behavior and the social environment.

A licensed clinical social worker, she is experienced in program development, mentoring, and serving the youth and young adult population. She currently provides mental health services to special education students in the Santa Ana Unified School District, as well as to youth and young adults in her private practice located in Newport Beach, California. She has helped to create and revitalize several county-, nonprofit- and community-based transitional aged youth and young adult programs, such as Wraparound and Full Service Partnership.

Bell is also a certified transformational life coach and teaches young adults and adults with busy schedules ways to maintain balance in their personal, professional and private lives. Fusing traditional and alternative therapeutic methodologies and interventions with an artistic twist, she creatively trains her clients how to unmask their potential for the life they would love to have. In addition, with a background in the performing arts, she continues to uplift and empower the arts and entertainment communities by consulting, developing programs, creating training, and providing psychotherapy and coaching to help individuals manage their active lifestyles while embracing their own identities and uniqueness.

She is the author of 3 Steps to Recharge You! (2010), a guide that aims to help readers analyze and understand their thoughts, emotions and decisions in their journey of self-discovery.

Education (2)

University of Southern California: M.S.W. 1997

California State University, Dominguez Hills: B.A. 1992

Areas of Expertise (7)

Crisis Intervention Cognitive Behavioral Therapy The Social Environment Community Human Behavior Psychiatric Crisis Management Solution-Focused Therapy

Industry Expertise (3)

Writing and Editing Education/Learning Research

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