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Lori Daniels, PhD, LCSW

Social Worker/Counselor, Portland Vet Center, Deptartment of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon; Adjunct Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Virtual Academic Center, Portland, Oregon

Lori Daniels, PhD, LCSW is currently the military sexual trauma psychotherapist for the Portland Veteran Center. She earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Chicago in 1987 and worked as a social worker/psychotherapist for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) American Lake in Tacoma, Washington inpatient and outpatient posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) programs until 1992 when she moved to Honolulu. She was Director of the Traumatic Stress Recovery Program for the Honolulu VAMC from 1992-2001. Dr. Daniels was awarded the VA Pre-doctoral Social Work Fellowship for 2001-2002.

After receiving her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Hawaii Manoa in 2002, Dr. Daniels worked as Assistant Professor of Social Work for Hawai’i Pacific University and as a Consultant with the National Center for PTSD - Pacific Islands Division for over 6 years. In addition, Dr. Daniels was the Co-chair of a community-based conference: Stress, Violence, and Trauma: Promoting Hawaii’s Resilience from 2005-2009. As of 2011, Dr. Daniels was selected as one of the Hartford/VA Geriatric Social Work Scholars, awarding her a 2-year research grant through the Gerontological Society of America in order to study the effects of war-related PTSD on the aging process. Dr. Daniels has presented about PTSD treatment at several International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meetings, at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and at the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in years past.