Jessica Klein is part of the social work adjunct faculty at USC. She also provides psychotherapy services in her private practice in Culver City, California.
A licensed clinical social worker, she holds a master's degree in social work from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.
Klein has engaged in direct social work practice in the community for more than a decade. At USC's Student Counseling Center, she provided crisis intervention, as well as individual and group time-limited psychotherapy. At UCLA’s Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, she worked with survivors of sexual trauma both as an emergency forensic social worker and as an individual and group therapist.
In her private practice, Klein specializes in trauma treatment using an approach grounded in current neurobiological research. In 2014 at the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, she presented talks on group therapy for sexual assault survivors and on treatment approaches to drug-facilitated sexual assault. She is an author of “Grounding Judith Herman’s Trauma Theory within Interpersonal Neuroscience and Evidence Based Practice Modalities for Trauma Treatment,” published in November 2016 in Smith College Studies in Social Work.