TOSHA SWEET is an adjunct lecturer at USC, where she has taught various graduate-level human behavior and social work practice courses for the past several years. She has been a key contributor to the development of curriculum for the brief treatment and crisis intervention course, for which she serves as lead. In addition to mentoring students, she also offers technical support to other instructors who teach the class.
A licensed clinical social worker, she serves as a mental health clinical supervisor for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at the Downtown Mental Health Full Service Partnership. She has worked for DMH for the past 11 years. Sweet’s clinical experience has focused on brief treatment modalities and crisis intervention with adults who have severe psychiatric concerns. She is highly skilled at working with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, substance abuse and chronic medical concerns. She is a proud member of the Skid Row community and is dedicated to serving the most vulnerable individuals.
Sweet was nominated for the Rising Star award and twice nominated for Social Worker of the Year by DMH colleagues and staff.