Pam Pettit, M.A., LMFT

Career History

  • Adjunct Faculty, Phillips Graduate Institute (2013 to present)
  • Mental Health Clinician & Training Coordinator, Los Angeles County
  • Dept. of Mental Health (2013 to present)
  • Mental Health Clinician & Up-Front Assessor, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. (2006 to 2013)
  • Domestic Violence Group Facilitator, The Valley Center for the Prevention of Family Violence (2012 to 2014)

Education

  • MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute
  • BA in Spanish Language and Literature, Occidental College

Courses

  • MFC 521 Introduction to Research II
  • MFC 522 Professional Project
  • MFC 529 Group Dynamics/Practicum
  • MFC 531 Applied Therapeutic Methodology: Relational Therapy I
  • MFC 534 Applied Therapeutic Methodology: Relational Therapy II
  • MFC 550 MFTs in Community Mental Health

Practice/Areas of Focus

Pam is a bilingual therapist with an extensive background in Los Angeles County public mental health. Pam has worked primarily with underserved populations at both the Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health (DMH), and at a DMH-contracted mental health agency in the San Fernando Valley. Through her clinical work, Pam has collaborated with the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children & Family Services and the Los Angeles County Dept. of Probation. As a certified domestic violence counselor, she has focused on providing support to victims of violence within immigrant communities through individual and group therapy. Pam’s particular areas of interest include social justice, the commercial sexual exploitation of children & youth, domestic violence, incarcerated youth, and trauma-informed care. One of Pam’s greatest passions is teaching and mentoring students.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)