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Lynne White Dixon LCSW

Lynne Dixon White, LCSW has been a therapist, trainer and consultant for over 40 years. She has provided clinical services to children, adolescents and their families in the areas of community mental health, child welfare and adoptions, private practice and higher education. She has expertise in adoptions, permanency and trauma.


Lynne is a lead trainer for the Kinship Center/Seneca ACT: Adoption Clinical Training curriculum for child welfare and mental health professionals. She developed and coordinated the MSW Trainee and Intern Program at California State University Monterey Bay’s, Personal Growth and Counseling Center, where she trained and supervised MSW graduate students and post-master’s interns for 20 years. Lynne is Adjunct Faculty with CSU Monterey Bay’s Dept of Social Work, where she teaches trauma-informed practice with children and adolescents.

Consulting Areas

Lynne has been involved in diversity and equity work as a trainer and facilitator for 30 years. She has conducted trainings to communities, agencies and schools focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and culturally competent clinical practice. Lynne contributed two chapters to Sharon Kaplan Roszia and Allison Davis Maxon’s book Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. Lynne’s chapters focused on the Seven Core Issues, the African American Family and the Multi-Racial Family.

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