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Vivian de la Rosa - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Vivian de la Rosa Vivian de la Rosa

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Social work expert, focusing on organization facilitation and psychiatric social work


Vivian de la Rosa is a member of the social work adjunct faculty and also serves as a faculty field liaison.

She has been employed with the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 20 years. Although she is currently an organization facilitator and a crisis lead for Local District South, she has more than 15 years of experience as a school-based psychiatric social worker and field instructor. She provided direct service to students and their families in addition to writing and coordinating several grants to fund her program.

Before joining LAUSD, de la Rosa worked as an adult outpatient therapist for a mental health clinic in East Los Angeles.

She received an MSW as well as Pupil Personnel Services and Child Welfare and Attendance credentials from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She also holds an MEd in school leadership from California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she also earned two bachelor’s degrees, in sociology and in Mexican-American studies.

Education (2)

California State University-Dominguez Hills: MA, Education 2016

USC School of Social Work: MA, Social Work 1995

Areas of Expertise (2)

Psychiatric Social Work

Field Instruction

Industry Expertise (7)

Mental Health Care

Writing and Editing

Public Policy



Social Services

Health and Wellness