Resume

                          366 North Broadway Suite 210

                                 Jericho, New York  11753

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Part One                         Sept. 2018

Certified Therapist in EMDR Nov.   2015

Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Sept.  2011

New York State Certified Social Worker March 1992

Academy of Certified Social Workers June   1983

Diplomate of Clinical Social Work May    1987

EDUCATION:

Certificate in Child Psychotherapy

New Hope Guild          June 1988

Advanced Certificate in School Psychology

City College, City University of New York May   1984

Master of Social Work

Adelphi University, School of Social Work May   1981

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

   Bernard M. Baruch College,

City University of New York                                            May   1979

ACADEMIC HONORS:

Federation of Protestant Charities Scholarship           1980 -1981

Adelphi University School of Social Work Scholarship            1979 -1980

Excellence in Psychology Award; Monroe D. Franklin

Award; 1972 Liberal Arts Awards; Dean’s List           1975 -1979

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

Child and Adult Psychotherapist

Private Practice, Trauma Therapist                            September 1987 – Present

Jericho, New York

Treat children and adults who are victims of trauma or/and child physical and

sexual abuse; psychotherapy with children and adults with a variety of psycho-

social issues and sexual issues;  run groups with adult survivors of sexual 

abuse.  Assessment and  treatment of victims of priest abuse.

Child Abuse Mandated Trainer

Family Consultation Center                September 1993 – September 1996 

Garden City, New York

Certified to provide state mandated training on child abuse,

neglect and sexual abuse for mandated reporters. 

Child Abuse Consultant

Cornell University                                   September 1985 -September 1991 

Child Protective Services Training Institute

Provide training statewide to CPS workers and therapists on assessment and treatment of child witnesses of domestic violence. Act as a consultant in preparation of child physical and sexual abuse manuals designed for CPS staff.

Clinic Administrator

Queens Child Guidance Center April 1985 – August 1990

Trude Weishaupt Clinic

Direct and supervise a child abuse treatment program whose services include assessment and provision of individual, group, couple, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who are the victims of domestic violence, child abuse and child sexual abuse. Utilize play and art therapy techniques. Advocate for clients and testify in court. Work closely with all related systems, i.e., SSC, Family Court, D.A., Hospitals and Police Department. Validation of child sexual abuse cases and expert testimony in court. Staff includes MSW’s, psychologist, psychiatrist, secretarial, and students. Chair Boro-President’s Committee Against Child Sexual Abuse. 

Child Abuse Consultant

Blueberry Treatment Center                                     June 1988 – September 1990

Train and supervise special investigators on child abuse related issues that involve children and parents, as well as children and staff.           

Psychologist Consultant

Leake and Watts Children’s Home June 1984 – June 1988

East Bronx Family Service Center

Performed psycho-diagnostic assessments of youngsters and their families who were victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Adjunct Lecturer

City University of New York – Baruch College September 1979 – 1984

Designed and taught undergraduate psychology courses.  

Project Director

Brookwood Child Care August 1984 – April 1985

CUDDLE Family Day Care

Developed and implemented model day care programs targeted for middle income families. Responsibilities included overall supervision of the project, developing linkages within the community, recruiting Users and Providers, screening and accessing potential Providers and their families, conducting enrollment, supervised Providers of all Family Day Care homes. Developed training curriculum and taught training courses including theories of child development, play and cognition, learning disabilities, child abuse and neglect, creative use of daily space, structuring the day, the use of movement, art and music in promoting growth. 

Child and Family Psychotherapist

Coalition for Abused Women August 1982 – August 1984

Safe Home for Abused Families

Planned, developed and implemented children’s therapeutic program for ages two to sixteen who had witnessed and/or was a victim of domestic violence and/or incest. Provided psychological evaluations of youngsters and short-term individuals/group play, art and music therapy. Conducted full range of psychotherapeutic services to women including individual, group and family therapy. Facilitated parenting skill groups, provided advocacy and crisis intervention. Performed intake interviews on women and children as well as active follow up upon discharge. Supervised and trained staff and students of all levels.  

New York State Certified Social Worker

Leake and Watts Children’s Home June 1981-August 1982

East Bronx Family Service Center

Provided individual therapy to minority families with children at risk of

placement. Utilized play therapy and behavior modification. Participated in a 

special project designed to enable women in prison to assume parental

responsibilities upon their discharge. Worked with children to facilitate the

transition to be reunited with their mothers. Conducted weekly individual and family therapy both within the home and agency and did intake interviews.

Developed appropriate resources and made referral with follow-up. Advocated

for the clients within the welfare system, C.O.H., hospitals and the courts. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS:

National Association of Social Workers

NYS Society of Clinical Social Workers – Nassau & Suffolk Chapters

Member of the National Center for Crisis Management

           American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

PUBLICATIONS:

Silent Screams and Hidden Cries: A Compilation and Interpretation of Artwork

by Children from Violent Homes. Brunner/Mazel: 1985

Child Witnesses of Spouse Abuse: A Study of Preschoolers. Poster Session

Presented at the American Ortho-psychiatric 62nd Annual Meeting. April 1985

Casualties of Childhood: A Development Perspective on Sexual Abuse Using

Projective Drawing. Brunner/Mazel: 1992

Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma: Management of Trauma-Related Affect, Defenses and Dissociative States. Guilford Press: 2000

Speaking The Unspoken:  Treating Sexual Dysfunction In Adults Sexually Abused As Children.   New York State Clinical Society Newsletter, Fall 2017

Successful Use of Guanfacine in a Patient with Chronic Refractory Cough: a Case Report; Kirschen, GW, Kirschen H. Gabalski E, Waxner J, Wohl A. Submitted 2017.

Betrayal of The Body: Approaches to Hypo-Sexuality for Female Sufferers of Childhood Abuse: In Preparation Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.  2018.