Deborah Allen, MSW, LCSW
Deborah Allen, MSW, LCSW, received her MSW in Clinical Social Work from UCLA in 1985. She teaches Theories of Family Therapy, Clinical Skills with Families and Couples and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She has been an Adjunct Faculty Member of Antioch University since 2000. She received her MSW from UCLA in 1985. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holds a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and holds an EMDR Certificate.
Her theoretical orientation includes family systems and integrative approaches to therapy. Debbie practices at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara and maintains a small private practice in Ventura. She has worked with children, adolescents and families in a broad range of treatment programs including psychiatric hospitals, day treatment programs, residential programs, and both public and non-public schools. She has held various positions with the State Chapter Board of the National Association of Social Workers, the local Board of NASW, and has served on the Santa Barbara Mental Health Commission. She was the recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award in both Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties