Hermila Melero has been the Field Education Director for the School of Social Work since 2013. She has over 20 years of direct practice and management experience and has been licensed since 2003. Ms. Melero’s clinical expertise is in trauma, specifically working in high need, marginalized communities providing clinical services to monolingual Spanish speaking trauma survivors. Her management experience has been primarily in community organizing, grant writing, program design, implementation and evaluation. Additionally, she has been a field instructor and clinical trainer throughout her career. Ms. Melero teaches the field practicum courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Field Education Faculty
Ms. Allison has over 24 years of direct practice experience in the field of mental health as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in outpatient, residential treatment settings, in addition to her private practice. She has training and expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Ms. Allison teaches the field practicum course in the graduate program.
Expertise in Child Welfare and Clinical Social Work Practice; Treatment and Social Service Planning. LA County Probation Department and Department of Children and Family Services, Undergraduate Field Internship program coordinator
Rosa Medina Carrillo, CalSWEC Field Faculty/Lecturer, joined CSULA in 2012 as a Field Liaison and assumed her current position as a CalSWEC full-time lecturer in Fall 2013. She has 17 years of experience in public child welfare, specializing in emergency response.
My areas of interest are domestic violence and trauma. I teach 1st and 2nd year MSW field seminar courses.
Specialty: Trauma with Children and Families; Macro and Micro Social Work in Minority Communities; Play Therapy Training and Supervision
CalSWEC Title IV-E Project Coordinator with extensive administrative and other macro social work experience. Interest in mental health issues with children, adolescents, and their families.
Specialty: Public Child Welfare. Ms. Valenzuela comes to us after over 18 years of County service with DCFS.