I provide training on trauma and addiction, and I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your educational needs. Depending on your training goals, I will create a training for your group from one hour to two days. In particular, I train substance use clinicians on integrating trauma-informed and trauma-specific treatment into their substance abuse work. I have trained extensively on the Seeking Safety model, by Lisa Najavits, and the Prolonged Exposure model by Edna Foa.
Currently I teach Victimology, a survey of theoretical and clinical responses to survivors of victimization, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. For 15 years, I was Clinical Director of the Trauma-Focused Programs at St. Luke’s Hospital (now Mount Sinai St. Luke's) in New York City. I taught psychology externs, interns, and fellows, social work interns and psychiatric residents seeking specialty training.
I was also a consultant, trainer and clinical supervisor on numerous behavioral intervention studies funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism exploring effective treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders for women.
If you are looking to discuss a client in consultation or would like to engage in ongoing supervision, please contact me to discuss how I may be of help. I have been supervising students and clinicians for many years. In addition to my work at the Trauma-Focused Programs, I supervise students in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Teachers College, Columbia University on their individual and group cases.