Helen Land

Expert on stress, transgender issues, postpartum depression and psychotherapy

Associate professor, USC School of Social Work


  • stress and trauma
  • postpartum depression and other forms of depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • women’s issues
  • family life
  • couples conflict and marital therapy
  • caregiver stress
  • death and the dying process
  • “out of sync” life-cycle events in families, such as the death of a child
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues
  • interfaith couples
  • religion, spirituality and faith as they relate to psychotherapy
  • acculturation of foreign-born families
  • multiculturalism and psychotherapy
  • expressive arts therapy, including music, writing and art therapy
  • interpersonal neurobiology
  • body, mind and brain approaches to psychotherapy

Additional Information

  • Author: Spirituality, Religion, and Faith in Psychotherapy: Expressive Treatment Approaches Linking Body, Mind, and Brain; Outreach and Care Approaches to HIV/AIDS Along the U.S.-Mexico Border (2006); AIDS: A Complete Guide to Psychosocial Intervention (1992)
  • Senior Editor, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
  • Guest Editor, Border Issues in HIV/AIDS
  • President and Founding Member, Society for Spirituality and Social Work
  • Founding Member, Society of HIV/AIDS and Social Work
  • Member: Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social Workers
  • Recipient, Hutto Patterson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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