David Demetral, Ph.D., LCSW

Division of Social Work
Mariposa Hall Room 4009



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

Areas of Interest (research, practice, education)

  • Developmental disability
  • Chemical dependence
  • Trauma informed treatment
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Sexual trauma and treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual and group treatment
  • Behavioral Health


SWRK 140A ~ Social Work Practice
SWRK 140B/C ~ Social Work Practice
SWRK 125A ~ Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Theory
SWRK 118 ~ Chemical Dependency and Social Work Practice
SWRK 138 ~ Violence In The Family
SWRK 218 ~ Chemical Dependence: Strategies and Tactics for Social Work Practice
SWRK 219 ~ Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings
SWRK 223 ~ DSM New Developments in Psychodiagnosis
SWRK 226 ~ Family Intervention: Contemporary Issues in Social Work Practice

Current Projects

  • Evidenced based practice with person's with developmental disability and substance abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Chemical dependence
  • Sexuality with person's with developmental disability