Lecturer Faculty Biography
Professor Pabla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the Department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University in 2017, the very same community where he obtained his BA in Psychology and Minor in Asian American Studies. He obtained his Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley with a specialization in Community Mental Health. He currently teaches AA S 591 - Asian American Community Health Issues.
Since 2015, he has been working as a full-time Social Worker in a community non-profit setting. He provides intensive outpatient case management and mental health services to community members who are experiencing chronic health issues, including trauma that comes from the violence of displacement, homelessness, incarceration, poverty, and frequent hospitalization resulting from a capitalist, highly-gentrified setting across San Francisco and Santa Clara County. He leads a team of case managers as a Clinical Supervisor while providing direct services in the community setting, tailoring healing interventions couched in trauma-informed, community-focused, and acceptance- and commitment-based modalities that are utilized in peoples’ street encampments, apartments, clinics, jails, and more. Through this work, he remains connected and interested in contributing to community welfare through organizing and decolonizing State and County policies that lead to such disenfranchisement across a variety of cultures, including the Asian American and Pacific Islander community he calls home.
MSW University of California, Berkeley, 2017
Community Health, Mental Health
- Pabla, B. (2015). The South Asian Community Health Promotion Services Program: Utilizing Agency Data to Inform Culturally Sensitive Intervention. Internal Report on file with The Portia Bell Hume Center. Dr. Ramandeep Kular.
- Pabla, B. (2012). Asian American Saving and Bank Lending Practices. Internal Report on file with Sterling Bank & Trust. Brian Conley, Executive Vice President.
- Pabla, B. (2013) Interethnic Relations. In Le, M. (Ed.), Vietnamese in America: Preliminary Edition. Cognella Academic Publishing.
- Pabla, B., & Roldan, P. (2013) Transcending War: An Interview with Ed Almazol. In Le, M. (Ed.), Vietnamese in America: Preliminary Edition. Cognella Academic Publishing.