Lushunda Wood, MSW, LISW-CP, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, who obtained an undergraduate in Sociology at the Spartanburg campus in 2004. During her undergraduate studies, she received the Sociology program W.E. Dubois Award for Social Injustice and Inequality. Thereafter, obtaining a graduate degree in Master of Social work from the University of South Carolina in 2007. Professionally as a social worker, she obtained her first licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker in 2008. In 2017, After her Master level licensure, she obtained licensure as Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice in 2017 with the South Carolina’s Social Work Board of Examiners.
Professionally, as a social worker providing 10 years of clinical experience includes working with psychiatric, social, sexual assault, domestic violence, addictions, and environmental issues in the form individual, family, and group treatment. Specifically, clinical services to adolescents, young adults, and families. She began her career at Safe Home Rape Crisis Coalition working with domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Following her transition from sexual assault and domestic violence, she worked in various community agencies as a social worker to include South Carolina Dept. of Juvenile Justice, The Forrester Center of Behavioral Health, SC Mental Health Center, and in-home family services agencies (Youth Advocate Program). Her work experience includes community mental health, addictions, trauma and abuse, and inpatient psychiatric treatment. Currently, she is employed with Spartanburg Regional Hospital as a psychiatric liaison in the Behavioral Health unit and a part-time Teaching Instructor for the University of South Carolina College of Social Work’s Master of Social Program, University Center of Greenville Campus.