bio of Laura Gale,
LCSW--social worker, teacher, exam tutor:
Laura received her BSW from San Diego State University in 1994.
She went on to pursue an MSW from the University of Illinois at
Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work in 1997, and
licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
in 2000. Additional training has included Trauma-Focused
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and
Originally from San Diego, Laura has been working in the Los
Angeles area for the past 15 years in the area of child
welfare and children's mental health. She has held a variety
of positions including case manager, individual and family
therapist, clinical supervisor, and agency administrator. She
has developed several trainings for social workers including,
"Self Care for Therapists," a stress management curriculum
based in mindfulness techniques, and "Understanding the
Dependency Court System," a training on the ins and outs of
child welfare. Laura currently teaches at the University of
Southern California School of Social Work.
To receive personalized tutoring for the social work
licensing exam--either in person or via phone or Skype--write
Use the subject line "Tutoring with Laura."