SHERI KELFER, a member of the USC School of Social Work adjunct faculty since 1998, has spent the last 20+ years providing therapeutic services within community agencies and her private practice. A social worker, psychotherapist and child development specialist, she focuses on sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse; trauma; family conflict; parenting; discipline; separation/divorce; chronic illness; life transitions and school problems. Her knowledge and enthusiasm have made her a sought-after speaker and author of numerous articles.
Previously, Kelfer was a field instructor at USC and taught at California State University, Long Beach, in addition to serving as a clinical consultant for a variety of professional organizations. She also has been a clinical director working with high-risk youth, served on the San Fernando Valley Child Abuse Council, participated on school diversity and tolerance committees and worked with the Federal Employee Assistance Program. In addition to her selection as an Outstanding Young Woman of America, Kelfer has been interviewed for a variety of media, including "The Sunday Edition," 97.1 FM Talk Radio; "The Debra Rich Show;" and "The Ted Rall Show," KFI-AM Talk Radio.
She has taught Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (SOWK 543), Social Work Practice with Groups and Complex Cases (SOWK 545) and Clinical Practice in Mental Health Settings (SOWK 645) in the Mental Health Concentration; Advanced Clinical Theory and Practice with Children and Adolescents (SOWK 601) and Advanced Clinical Theory and Practice with Families (SOWK 602) in the Families and Children Concentration; and Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents (SOWK 599).
Kelfer, S.O. (1999). Temper and Tantrums.
- Master of Social Work