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I worked as a clinical consultant, psychotherapist, teacher, trainer, program evaluator and residential counselor before joining the Westfield State social work faculty in 2010. My interests lie at the intersection of mental health and child abuse. I am currently a senior coach to WRAP-CT, the Connecticut wraparound child behavioral health system, and I have an active psychotherapy practice. I am developing a model of family engagement and also working on an evaluation of factors that influence meeting attendance and kinship assistance in child and family wraparound services. I received my PhD in social work from the State University of New York at Albany, my MSW from Smith College and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. I’ve worked and taught at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the social work programs at SUNY-Albany, Salem State University and Smith College, social service agencies and a juvenile court. I have also trained child welfare social workers across the country in psychological trauma theory, social worker self-care and family engagement strategies.
Department of Social Work
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
(413) 572-8343 (phone)
(413) 562-8147 (fax)