Affiliated NCTSN Professionals

Below is a roster of affiliated NCTSN professionals. These individuals have previously been associated with a funded organizational NCTSN partner site and have expressed an interest in remaining connected to and active with the Network. As the status of organizational sites changes and as individuals make career moves, this list will change.
Address: 

750 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5-D
New York, NY 10025

Work: 
(917) 716-6546
Description: 

Carrie Epstein is a faculty member at Yale and Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center. She is co-developer of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), the evidence-based early intervention/secondary prevention model for children who have recently been exposed to potentially traumatic events. Ms. Epstein is also currently in private practice, and provides training and consultation nationally on trauma-focused mental health treatments for children and families impacted by trauma. She is also the former senior director of the Safe Horizon Center for Child Innovation in New York City.

Address: 
State of Wisconsin, Department of Children and Families
Madison, WI
Work: 
(608) 266-8898
Description: 

Carrie Finkbiner worked at a NCTSN Category III site where she was trained in TF-CBT and SPARCS. Currently at the WI Department of Children and Families, Carrie works with NCTSN TF-CBT and Resource Parent trainers to integrate trauma-focused treatment and training into the child welfare service array.

Address: 

3700 Highway MM
Hannibal, MO 63401

Work: 
(217)617-1227
Description: 

Chris Stupavsky was formerly an outpatient clinician at the Chaddock Trauma Initiative in Quincy IL, where she received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). She currently works with rural communities in more than eight counties in Missouri. In her private practice, Christine continues to implement these and other evidence based practices for children and families.

Courtney Landau Fleisher, PhD

Address: 

Fletcher Allen Health Care
111 Colchester Avenue Patrick 408
Burlington, VT 05401

Work: 
(802) 847-4923
Fax: 
(802) 847-8961
Description: 

Since 2003, Courtney Landau Fleisher has worked with three NCTSN-associated sites. She is well trained in several evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments including TF-CBT, PCIT, TST, and CPP. Dr. Fleisher has focused her work on expanding awareness of medical traumatic stress of mental health and hospital-based professionals through presentations on the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, a product she assisted in developing during her time at the CPTS. Currently a pediatric psychologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, Dr. Fleisher continues to translate knowledge about medical traumatic stress into practical application in the hospital setting as well as treating children exposed to trauma.
 

Address: 

Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT
84108

Work: 
(801) 997-0198
Description: 

Dr. Corwin serves as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has worked as a lecturer, consultant, evaluator and/or expert witness addressing child abuse cases throughout the United States and other countries including Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Israel, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. Dr. Corwin is a founder of the California and American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC & APSAC), the Ray E. Helfer Society, and the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA). As liaison from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he chaired the transition of the AMA’s National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse into the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse between 2009 and 2011. Dr. Corwin has ongoing interests in the evaluation, mitigation and prevention of the adverse health impacts associated with exposure to violence and abuse across the lifespan and currently serves as the President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse which is dedicated to increasing the education of health professionals about and research on the health impacts of violence and abuse. In 2012, he was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and serves currently as the Secretary for the Society.  Jon Conte, APSAC’s first President referred to Dr. Corwin as the "Father of APSAC" at APSAC's its 25th Anniversary celebration. In early 2012, the AVA released a DVD entitled the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.  Dr. Corwin served as the DVD’s Executive Producer. Dr. Corwin continues teaching, networking, program development, professional society leadership, clinical and forensic consultation.

Address: 

1220 Rugby Drive
Nashville, TN 37207

Work: 
(615) 887-7000
Description: 

Donna Humbert was project director of the Trauma Intervention Center for Children & Adolescents in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a contract therapist providing evidence based and evidence informed individual and family therapy services, and adoption services for children in foster care with Omni Visions, Inc.  She provides clinical supervision. She focuses on strengthening evidence-based services for adolescents and their families.

Address: 
Ho’oko LLC
94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B202
Waipahu, HI 96797
Work: 
(808) 375-7712
Description: 

Edwina Reyes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She is the Vice President and co-founder for Ho'oko LLC, a private mental health counseling center in Hawaii. She is also in full-time private practice, specializing in faith-based counseling. She is presently the co-chair for the NCTSN Domestic Violence Collaborative Working Group. 
 

Address: 

The Gary Pavilion at Children's Hospital- Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 E. 16th Avenue, B390
Aurora, CO  80045

Work: 
(720) 333-0032
Description: 

Dr. Gomez is faculty at UC Denver School of Medicine with the Kempe Center. She is bilingual, Spanish speaking and bicultural; and works with children and families who have experienced trauma. She also works with community agencies, the child welfare system, and other systems bringing trauma informed services and training. In addition, she has a broad and extensive background on diversity issues and disparity with minority populations. Her expertise includes child trauma, community mental health and child welfare issues. 

Address: 

1844 South Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224

Work: 
(303) 757-2930
Description: 

Frank Bennett was director of Children's Services at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, for twenty years before retiring in 2006. He served as project director of the NCTSN site at Aurora for four years. Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, working on the Core Curriculum Project and the Resource Parent Curriculum. Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, serving on the Affiliate Advisory Committee, working with the Resource Parent Subcommittee to improve the implementation of the Resource Parent Curriculum, and beginning to work on attachment issues.

Address: 

Atlanta, GA 30349

Work: 
(334) 703-9063
Description: 

Funda Yilmaz previously worked as a children’s counselor for the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Here she gained extensive experience providing services to individuals of all ages, with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and varying degrees of traumatic stress and comorbidities.

With the developmental understanding of traumatic stress granted by this clinical experience, Funda was able to write and illustrate My Big Book of Answers, a fully illustrated self-help workbook for three-to-nine-year-old survivors of violence. This workbook translates complex scientific information about traumatic stress into a language that even three-year-olds can understand and discuss with their adults. The workbook also assists therapists to effectively and efficiently discuss difficult topics with young kids such parental substance abuse, child maltreatment, illness, and death.

Funda currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and provides training, consulting, grant writing, and psychotherapy services. She is interested in application of the fine arts as a delivery modality for traumatic stress relief interventions in primary care and behavioral health services, in school communities, through the juvenile justice system, and in the child welfare services. Funda is an active member of NCTSN’s Complex Trauma, Child Traumatic Grief and Justice Consortium collaborative workgroups.

Funda is also a professional artist working through the media of painting, sculpture, and dance.