Doni Whitsett

Contact Information
Location
University Park
Virtual
Phone213.821.1574
E-mail
Clinical Professor and Associate Director, Faculty Development
Education 
PhD, University of Southern California, 1987
MA, Case Western Reserve University, 1967
BA, Pennsylvania State University, 1963

DONI WHITSETT is a licensed clinical social worker and has been teaching at the USC School of Social Work for 20 years; she was previously at UCLA for six years. She has taught first-year foundation courses in both practice and behavior and second-year courses in the Mental Health concentration. As an AASECT-certified sex therapist, she has taught a human sexuality elective, as well as the courses required for state licensure for various agencies, including the Department of Mental Health and LAUSD. Since 1980 Whitsett also has had a private practice treating individuals, couples and families. Her specialties include neurobiology, human sexuality, personality disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with expertise in cult-related issues. She has several publications and has spoken both nationally and internationally on these topics.

Awards and Distinction
Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom (2009)
Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom (2008)
Fellowship to teach in China (2008)
Hutto Patterson Award for Teaching Excellence (2008)
Certificate of Excellence for integration of LGBT issues into the classroom (2007)
Outstanding Teaching Award (1999)
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Selected Publications

Whitsett, D. (2008). The psychobiology of trauma and child maltreatment. In P. Nowakowski (Eds.) The phenomenon of cults from a scientific perspective. Cracow, Poland: Dom Wydawniczy Rafael.

Whitsett, D. (2007). El sectarismo desde una perspective relacional (Cults from a relational perspective). In Perlado, M (Eds.) La Clinica del Sectarismo: Ensayos Psicoanaliticos (The Treatment of Cult Members: Psychoanalytic Essays.).

Whitsett, D. (2006). Psychobiology of trauma and child maltreatment., 5(3), 351-373.

Whitsett, D. & Kent, S. (2003). Cults and Families., 84(4).

Whitsett, D. & Land, H. (2001). Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques., 2, 298.

Whitsett, D. & Whitsett, D. (1996). Anti-black racism and its consequences: a self psychological/object relations perspective., 3(4).

Whitsett, D. (1992). A self psychological approach to the cult phenomenon., 20(4).

Whitsett, D. & Land, H. (1992 February). Role strain, coping, and marital satisfaction of step-parents., 2.

Whitsett, D. & Land, H. (1992 January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The development of a role strain index for stepparents., 1.

Whitsett, D. (1988). Discharge planning program models. Manual for Discharge Planners for the Elderly in California.: UCLA publication.

Whitsett, D. (1988). Multidisciplinary functional assessment. Manual for Discharge Planners for the Elderly in California.: UCLA publication.

Whitsett, D. (1988). Patient self-care and family education. Manual for Discharge Planners for the Elderly in California.: UCLA publication.

Whitsett, D. (1988). Staff burnout; Cross-cultural considerations. Manual for Discharge Planners for the Elderly in California.: UCLA publication.

Whitsett, D. (1975). The Drug Epidemic. In Kiev, A (Eds.) tracking down & interviewing subject.

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