MISSION STATEMENT

IN A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY AMONGST ALL CSUN MSW STUDENTS, THE SWS BOARD COMMITS TO PROMOTING AND ADVOCATING FOR MULTICULTURAL, ALL-INCLUSIVE RESOURCES AND PRACTICES. 

MEET THE BOARD

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

PRESIDENT
MONICA MONTOYA

MONICA MONTOYA

ON-CAMPUS 
VICE PRESIDENT
DORIS GARCIA

DORIS GARCIA

OFF-CAMPUS
VICE PRESIDENT
JULISSA CASTELLANOS

JULISSA CASTELLANOS

SECRETARY
ANISSA JUAREZ

ANISSA JUAREZ

ADVISOR
Dr. ALLEN E. LIPSCOMB

Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW, Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods community based research from the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices for human resources within organizations through Cornell University; earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell.  Dr. Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color. He has worked in collaboration with Alhambra Unified School District; Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Los Angeles County Department of Probation; Los Angeles Unified School District and California Community Care Licensing.

His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma). Specifically, Dr. Lipscomb has conducted numerous qualitative research studies on racialized Black identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences.

His pedagogy is centered on cultural anti-oppressive and clinically-responsive inclusive practices with consumers.  Dr. Lipscomb maintains a private practice; conducts local, national and international trainings; is a clinical consultant and keynote/motivational speaker. Dr. Lipscomb is an author and published his first book titled: Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man's Treatment. 

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