Mary Rawlings, PhD, LCSW


Professor, MSW Program

Phone: (626) 857-2403

Fax: (626) 815-3861

Email: [email protected]

Video Introduction

Mary Rawlings, PhD, LCSW, is interested in competency-based education, student development of clinical skills necessary for entry-level practice, assessing outcomes of social work education, and experiential learning models (such as simulation and service-learning) that can enhance student education outcomes. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of practice experience, and her practice interests are in women’s issues, child welfare, and chronic and persistent mental illness. She conducts research in developing observed structured clinical exams for evaluation of social work skills and integrating SBIRT training into professional curriculum.


  • PhD, Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University
  • MSW, University of Southern California
  • BSW, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Child Welfare/Adolescents
  • Mental Health/Counseling
  • Educational Outcomes
  • Women’s Issues
  • Social Work Education

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 250 – Introduction to Social Work
  • SOCW 310 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) I
  • SOCW 311 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • SOCW 332 – Social Work Practice I
  • SOCW 351 – Child Welfare
  • SOCW 420 – Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities
  • SOCW 467 – Senior Practicum Seminar I
  • SOCW 469 – Senior Practicum Seminar II
  • SOCW 478 – Social Work Research Methods
  • SOCW 479 – Social Work Research Project
  • SOCW 527 – Research for Evidenced-informed Practice
  • SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project