Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW


Chair, Assistant Professor, and MSW Director, Department of Social Work

Video Introduction

Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW, is responsible for the direction and administration of graduate programming in the Department of Social Work, including the creation, implementation, and quality of the MSW curriculum. Her academic experience includes directing the field education program at APU and coordinating the Mental Health Stipend Program at the School of Social Work at California State University, San Bernardino. She possesses social work practice expertise in medical and behavioral health settings, and has worked on interprofessional teams, including at City of Hope National Medical Center, as well as in wraparound services for high-risk youth. She also directed a psychosocial rehabilitation program for adults with chronic mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders. Setterlund’s scholarship interests include faculty thriving, interprofessional education in higher education, interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare settings, perinatal mental health issues, clergy/mental health collaboration, and clergy thriving in ministry. She also maintains a private clinical practice.


  • MSW, Older Adults and Families Concentration, California State University, Long Beach
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Riverside


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California (LCS 21701)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Women’s Reproductive Mental Health
  • Clergy/Mental Health Collaboration
  • Older Adults and Families
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
  • Clergy Thriving

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 527 – Research for Evidence-Informed Practice
  • SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project
  • SOCW 550 – Advanced Standing: Intermediate Praxis
  • SOCW 560 – Social Work Practice in Healthcare Settings