Past Professional Experience
RWJ Barnabas Health Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
Specializations at this adult out-patient mental health clinic included trauma, dissociation, borderline personality disorder and postpartum depression. Facilitated dialectical behavior therapy group and child abuse survivor group and supervised graduate students.
Creative Intervention, Clifton, NJ
Provided adult, adolescent, and child psychotherapy at this behavioral health group practice. Specializations included treatment of trauma survivors and individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
United Health Services Hospitals Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY
Adult Out-Patient Mental Health Clinic
Specialized in treatment of trauma survivors, borderline personality disorder and anger management problems. Experienced in treating mentally ill substance abusers. Facilitated dialectical behavior therapy study group for staff.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
Senior Social Worker of child and youth crisis team, providing mental status evaluations and determinations about the need for hospitalization for children and adolescents seen at the hospital crisis center.
Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus, Binghamton, NY
Instructor for Practice of Medicine course, teaching third year medical students communication skills for working with patients.
Private Practice Binghamton, NY
Provided adult, adolescent and child psychotherapy using individual, marital/family, and group modalities. Specializations in child psychotherapy and treatment of adult sexual abuse survivors with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Provided clinical consultation to private practice and school-based social workers.
Family and Children’s Society of Broome County Binghamton, NY
Sexual Abuse Project
Provided assessment and treatment of child victims of incest (ages 3-18), non-offending parents and sex offenders, using individual, joint, family and group modalities. Also provided consultation to the Department of Social Services and expert testimony in family court.
Responsibilities included the provision of individual, couples and family therapy to a broad range of clientele. Co-therapist of a women’s co-dependency group.
Child Abuse Prevention Project
Provided comprehensive services to families at risk of child abuse. Responsibilities included individual, joint and family counseling, case management and supervision of parent aides.