daviddemetral.jpgDavid Demetral, Ph.D., LCSW

Professor, Division of Social Work

Mariposa Hall Rm 4009

(916) 278-7168



Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983
  • Ph.D. Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983
  • M.S.W. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981
  • M.A. Psychology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1978

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Editorial Review Positions

  • Reviewer- Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, Sage Publishing, 2005 to present
  • Peer Review Editor, Addiction, Recovery, and Aftercare, 2013 to present

Practice/Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Trauma & PTSD; Substance Abuse; Mental Health; Constructivist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Multi-Modal Therapy; Chronic Disabilities; Sexual Abuse; Family Therapy; DSM 5; Psychopathology: Assessment and Treatment


SWRK 140A Undergraduate Practice; SWRK 125A Undergraduate HBSE; SWRK 118 Chemical Intervention; SWRK 204C/D Advanced Practice; SWRK 228 Clinical Intervention in Sexual Abuse; SWRK 226 Family Therapy; SWRK 223 DSM 5; SWRK 204 A/B Foundation Practice; SWRK 235 A/B Foundation HBSE.