Bianca Harper, DSW’12, LCSW

  • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, School of Social Work

Bianca Harper received her Doctorate in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona. Bianca is a licensed clinical social worker and provides individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. Additionally, Bianca has direct practice experience in child forensic interviewing, victim advocacy, crisis counseling, school social work, and early childhood development. Bianca’s primary research interests include child maltreatment, child welfare, interpersonal violence, traumatic stress,and trauma informed treatment. For her dissertation, Bianca examined family reunification experiences after sibling sexual abuse.

“I did not anticipate the tremendous impact the DSW program would have on my professional life. I was introduced to a wonderful network of colleagues, my clinical skills were enhanced, and I had the opportunity to teach. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed teaching and as a result I have pursued a career in academia.”

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