Social Work Program Director- Criminal Practice
Alicia White is a licensed clinical social worker who has dedicated over a fifteen years in the field. Prior to joining BDS in 2013 Alicia worked as a mitigation specialist and therapeutic social worker with the Legal Aid Society. She spent her final years at LAS developing a practice which coordinated services and provided therapeutic intervention to human trafficking victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Alicia’s previous experience includes acting as a program director for a child advocacy agency as well as director of the student counseling service at a two-year college. Prior to that, she worked at a foster care agency supervising who staff addressed the needs of emotionally and physically challenged children.
Alicia received her MSW from New York University and continued post-graduate studies at Hunter School of Social Work where she received additional clinical training. She received additional training at Ackerman Institute, Training Institute of Mental Health and Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.
Alicia has presented at numerous national conferences and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and National Organization of Forensic Social Workers (NOFSW). In addition, she is an adjunct lecturer at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work.
In 2015 Alicia was the recipient of the Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award presented by the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers at the 9th annual awards ceremony.