Debra D. Saxton, Lecturer, Community Field Director
BA, Sociology, California State University at Fullerton
MSW, University of Southern California
Debra Saxton began her full-time position with the Department of Social Work at Cal State Fullerton in 2008. She is a licensed clinical social worker, with an MSW from USC and a BA in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton. She also holds a PPS Credential for School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance. Her previous teaching experience includes work as an adjunct faculty at Cal State Fullerton, in Human Services, and at Whittier College, in both Social Work and Child Development. In addition to her teaching experience, Ms. Saxton has over 20 years of clinical experience working in a variety of community settings including school based social work, outpatient and inpatient mental health services with adults and children, family/couples therapy in private practice, foster care and adoption services. Her practice and research interests are in the areas attachment theory, the effects of trauma on development, as well as the impact of early socialization on resiliency in later life. Ms. Saxton teaches a variety of courses in the MSW program. She also serves as the Social Work Department’s Community Field Director.