Meet your Instructor

Online Certificate Program

Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, is an internationally recognized expert in Trauma-informed Care. She is a SAMHSA-trained Trauma-Informed Care instructor, and specializes in applying TIC in forensic, clinical, and correctional settings.

Dr. Levenson has published over 120 articles and 6 books, and her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). In 2019 she was named by the Journal of Social Service Research as being among the top 100 Social Work scholars in North America, and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA).

Dr. Levenson has conducted trainings about TIC in clinical therapy, behavioral health, medical care, corrections, and forensic settings all over the world. She has presented in over 25 states, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Scotland, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, and Australia. She is an advocate for social justice, evidence-based practice & policy, and trauma-informed care for every human.

“If we believe in social justice, we can’t pick and choose who it applies to.” – Dr. Jill Levenson

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