This highly qualified trauma expert specializes in trauma, violence, and post traumatic stress disorder. She received a B.A. in English, History, and Psychology from the University of Durban-Westville; a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College; an Ed.M in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University; and a EdD. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Elected as a Fellow to the American Psychological Association, she was a first responder to both 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and has authored two books: A Practical approach to Trauma and Crisis and Disaster Counseling: lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. She has presented both nationally and internationally on violence and trauma. She currently serves as a Chair and Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC and a Psychologist at Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry, and as a Consultant to companies concerning workplace violence. She has been recognized as a PTSD expert witness and in this capacity consulted with DC and Baltimore law firms.
Location: Washington DC B.A.; English, History, and Psychology, University of Durban-Westville (South Africa) M.A., Counseling Psychology, Boston College Ed.M., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University Ed.D., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University Licensed Psychologist, Certified Trauma Therapist, Fellow, American Psychological Association Member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Member, Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists Member, American Red Cross Published, 30+ peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters Associate Professor, Center for Trauma and the Community, Georgetown University Present, Professor and Chair, International Psychology PhD program, A Chicago School of Psychology Present, Clinical Psychologist, trauma-focused therapy Present, Psychologist, A Top-Tier University Medical School