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: 

Heather Risk, PsyD and Associates
230 N Lime Stone, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40507

Work: 
(859) 303-8041
Description: 

Heather Risk was the former Project Director of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute at the University of Kentucky, Center on Trauma and Children. She now owns Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates, PLLC which is a private practice devoted to the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Training and consultation services regarding TF-CBT and various topics related to trauma are also provided to mental health professionals, foster parents, and the child welfare, judicial, and school systems. www.heatherriskandassociates.com

Address: 

The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Work: 
(818) 755-8786 x1008
Description: 

Irma Seilicovich is COO and co-founder of The Village Family Services, a nonprofit that works primarily with children exposed to trauma, in North Hollywood, CA.  Ms. Seilicovich has been actively working in the mental health field for over 20 years with a focus on children and families who have been victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Formerly coordinator for the Trauma Center at Children’s Institute Inc. and a current member of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Ms. Seilicovich continues her association with the NCTSN while implementing evidence-based trauma treatment for children at The Village Family Services.

Address: 
The Counseling Center of Wayne & Holmes Counties
2285 Benden Drive
Wooster, OH 44691
Work: 
(330) 264-9029
Fax: 
(330) 263-7251
Email: 
Description: 

Dr. Kraps was previously involved at The Cullen Center of Toledo Children's Hospital. She serves on the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Group and specializes in early childhood trauma, developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ-related topics. She currently holds the position of Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at The Counseling Center in Wayne County, Ohio. In prior years, she volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in Lucas County and served as Trauma and Resiliency Program Coordinator in Stark County.

Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP

Address: 

5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228

Work: 
214.818.2605
Fax: 
214.818.2645
Description: 

Jeff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he earned the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has worked with residential populations, foster children, and with outpatients. Jeff was the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, where he also was involved in training, outpatient work with sexually abused children, and research. He has been a tenured professor at four universities. He directs the Research Institute of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff was named as an “Integrated Scholar” at Texas Tech University and received the “Outstanding Professional Award” in 2013 from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His interests include sexual abuse, PTSD, assessment, and treatment. Jeff has published over 40 journal articles; has made over 250 presentations; and has received foundation and grant support in excess of $5.0 million. He and his wife of 38 years have one delightful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.

Jennifer M. Willoughby, LICSW

Address: 

El Paso, TX

Work: 
(915) 282-2788
Description: 

Jennifer Willoughby, LICSW was the former Clinical Administrator of the Children's Services Department at Family Service of Rhode Island. Spearheading TST in their Children's Services programs Jennifer is a TST Master Trainer and one of the founding members of the NCTSN Sex Trafficking task force. Jennifer has been trained in CPP, TF-CBT, AF-CBT, TST and is a Trainer of the NCTSN Think Trauma Curriculum.

Address: 

Sayreville, NJ 08872

Work: 
908-578-4889
Description: 

Dr. Jennifer R. Jones is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from The University of Virginia; a Master’s Degree in School and Community Counseling from Regent University; and a Doctorate Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Jones completed a highly competitive, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Traumatic Stress at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City where she administered evidence based treatment to youth in the juvenile justice system, coordinated staff trainings in evidence-based interventions and facilitated follow up consultation with state agencies (e.g., New York Department of Probation, Riker’s Island). Currently, Dr. Jones is the Associate Director of Mental health for the Adolescent and Young Adult populations at Riker’s Island. Additionally, she facilitates trainings and workshops for Juvenile Probation and Correction Officers and professionals around the country in order to spread knowledge about the impact of trauma and mental health issues on youth involved.

Address: 
Lotus Place Counseling

357 Towne Center Blvd, Suite 203
Ridgeland, MS 39056

Work: 
(601) 398-5436
Description: 

Jennifer Sigrest was the former Evaluation Coordinator for the Trauma Recovery for Youth Project with Catholic Charities in Jackson, MS. She is now co-owner of Lotus Place Counseling and specializes in working with adolescents and adults dealing with issues of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, LGBT-related concerns, and other life stressors. She provides consultation and collaboration with organizations working to implement and sustain best practices or to change and improve existing systems. She remains involved with NCTSN through the affiliate program and has a special interest in working with the LGBT population.

Address: 
6300 University Avenue, Suite 125
Middleton, WI 53562
Work: 
(608) 237-8000
Fax: 
(608) 237-8005
Email: 
Description: 

Jennifer is an affiliate member of the NCTSN. She is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and CBITS. In her private practice she provides trauma-specific treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers.

Address: 

Western Psychiatric Instiitute and Clinic
510 Bellefield Towers
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 

Work: 
(412) 246-5891
Email: 
Description: 

Jessica Gahr provides trauma-informed clinical services as a member of the S.A.F.E. project at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which provides therapeutic services to children adjudicated of a sexual offense and their families. In addition, she works with Glade Run Lutheran Services in Western Pennsylvania providing trauma-informed, community-based care. Jessica is interested in bridging the gap between science and practice to ensure youth receive evidence-based treatment across settings.

Address: 

College of Social Work,
Florida State University
Room C2502 UCC
296 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
 

Work: 
(850) 644-4752
Fax: 
(850) 644-8995
Description: 

James J. Clark is currently Dean & Professor of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He has had a long career in higher education, which began as an adjunct professor of social work in 1985. Jim was at the University of Kentucky for 21 years at the College of Social Work, where he served as Doctoral Program Director, and then as the Associate Dean for Research. He also held a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma & Children, where he served as associate director. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the School of Social Work in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Science. Jim has served as co-chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Committee and co-designed The NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge. He has worked as a forensic mental health clinician, consultant, and researcher since 1991. Clark has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of mental health and the law, interpersonal violence, addiction, and evidence-based clinical practice. He has participated on capital case mitigation teams in several states and has testified as an expert in federal and state courts on the life histories of accused and imprisoned persons. Clark is currently co-editing a book on death penalty mitigation scheduled for publication in 2016 by the American Bar Association. He is writing a biographical study of the American public intellectual and child psychiatrist, Robert Coles.