Sylvia M. Gribbell, LCSW
Directing Manager of Trauma-Informed Services & Education
Sylvia received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001, and a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in children and families with a sub-concentration in public child welfare from the University of Southern California in 2005.
For the past 7 years, she has served as a field instructor for BSW and MSW students placed at LACLJ as part of the Community Advocate Program serving survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and human trafficking who are seeking holistic legal services through a transdisciplinary legal and social work model.
Sylvia has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families addressing depression, anxiety, and trauma providing bilingual services in outpatient and school-based settings. She is licensed in California as a licensed clinical social worker. Sylvia maintains a private practice and has received trainings and certification in mindfulness, art therapy, play therapy, and sand tray. In addition, she has received training through the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health in evidence-based practices, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
She serves as a field instructor for several MSW programs in Southern California, is a guest lecturer on disability rights, trauma, and domestic violence, and provides training for parents of and professionals working with individuals with special needs. In addition, she supervises associate clinical social workers in legal, multidisciplinary and non-traditional settings.