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Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R, is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, where she is also Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. Ms. Epstein is renowned for her expertise in the field of trauma, and as an engaging and insightful presenter. She has been providing treatment, supervision and consultation on the provision of mental health treatment and development of new programs for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief for over 25 years. She is recognized nationally as an expert in training and consulting in the field of child trauma and disaster response, and is the co-developer of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), a brief, trauma-focused evidence-based early intervention/treatment for children and families impacted specifically by a recent traumatic event. Ms. Epstein is a Master Trainer in the TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI treatment models.
In her current position at Yale’s Childhood Violent Trauma Center, Ms. Epstein provides training and clinical supervision nationally on child trauma-focused evidence-based practices, and is responsible for developing and overseeing national training initiatives and learning collaboratives focused on the dissemination of child trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment models.

As former Senior Director of Child Trauma Programs at Safe Horizon in NYC, Ms. Epstein oversaw clinical services for children and families impacted by trauma in the organization’s outpatient program, domestic violence shelters, and Child Advocacy Centers. As part of her work at Safe Horizon, she also played a lead role in the city-wide multi-year response of providing evidence-based mental health treatment and support to children and families impacted by the events 9/11. Ms. Epstein continues to be responsible for clinical oversight of Safe Horizon’s four Child Advocacy Centers, and acts as a consultant for Safe Horizon’s child trauma programming.