I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience in behavioral healthcare.  I have effectively managed in-patient and outpatient programs for diverse populations including adults with severe mental illness and adolescents at-risk of substance abuse and addiction.  I am a skilled diagnostician who is trauma informed and culturally adept at serving individuals, families and groups that are marginalized, stigmatized, and otherwise oppressed. 

I have taught in various graduate programs in the Los Angeles area including the USC School of Social Work, Cal State LA, Phillips Graduate Institute, and Antioch University.   I have served on committees for resource publication and training such as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Californian Joint Action Council, and the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership.   I am a passionate speaker and have presented at several state and national conferences on topics like co-occurring disorders, harm reduction, and systems integration.  I also provide on-line training for the National Association of Social Workers.  

My professional goals are aimed at promoting social justice and social change through greater public awareness.  I am committed to reducing stigma related to mental illness and substance abuse, and am delighted with each opportunity to enhance knowledge, improve competency, and build capacity in these areas of clinical practice.
Coreena D. Hendrickson, LCSW

UCLA School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA Master of Social Welfare - MSW

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Psychology - BA/BS

Rock Valley Community College, Rockford IL Associate of Arts, Social Work

CREDENTIALS                                                                         PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCS#15735                               Drug Policy Alliance

CEU Provider PCE#4333                                                          National Alliance n Mental Illness

                                                                                             National Association of Social Workers


Hendrickson, C. (2009) Trauma among Youth with Co- Occurring Disorders. White Paper for the Alcohol and Drug Policy Institute. 

Hendrickson, C. (1998) When Push Comes to Shove IN Magazine, September 14. 


Trauma Informed Consequences (TICs) for Youth Experiencing Homelessness (2010), Hollyood Homeless Yout Partnership.

Trauma Informed Consequences (2009), Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. 

Psychological First Aid for Youth Experiencing Homelessness (2009), Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership.  

Understanding the Links Between Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse: A Toolkit for Providers (2007 edition). Workgroup for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Boston.

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