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: 

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.
 

Address: 

Skokie, IL 60676

Description: 

Gene is a retired from Northwestern University, where, at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) had a Category II grant that focused on the CANS assessment tool.  Presently Gene serves as the Director of Research for the ChildTrauma Academy and consults with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice on their MacArthur, Models for Change curriculum. Gene remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on public sector child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice issues.

Address: 
Santa Barbara, CA
Description: 

Gil Reyes, PhD is a clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara, California. At NCTSN he is involved with the Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Missouri and the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA, and is a longstanding member of the task force on the Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma. He was the lead editor of the four-volume Handbook of International Disaster Psychology (2006) and The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008), and his areas of expertise include psychological trauma, and the psychosocial effects of disasters, terrorism, torture, and mass violence. He has provided psychosocial disaster support in several national and local disasters throughout the past decade, including the September 2001 response to the destruction of the World Trade Center, and has worked in a consulting capacity with the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He serves as the Disaster Relief Committee Chair for the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, is the 2012 President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Peace Psychology, and is the 2014 President-Elect of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. In all areas of life, Dr. Reyes emphasizes social support and attachments as the essential tools for resilient coping in the face of adversity.

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: 
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
4641 Fulton Drive North West
Canton, OH 44718
Work: 
(303) 433-6075 ext.154
Fax: 
(303) 433-1843
Description: 

Jacquelyn holds the position of Trauma Team Leader at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, Ohio. She provides direct clinical assessment and service to children and families who have experienced complex trauma, weekly consultation with the Child and Adolescent Trauma Team (CATT), ongoing policy development, and community presentations on a variety of trauma-related topics. Jacquelyn serves on the Stark County Child Abuse Task Force, the Children's Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team, and the Victim's Rights Coalition. She was previously involved at the Cullen Center of Toledo Children's Hospital for two years during her graduate training in clinical child psychology. She specializes in traumatic stress in early childhood and in children with developmental delays.

Address: 

Jeffrey Wherry
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Research Institute
5351 Samuell Blvd
Dallas, TX 75228

Work: 
(214) 818-2605
Email: 
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.
 

Address: 

Hathaway-Sycamores
210 South DeLacey Avenue, Suite 110
Pasadena, CA  91105
 

Work: 
(818) 896-8366
Description: 

Jennifer Campoy has worked as a therapist with the Children’s Mental Health program at Children’s Institute, Inc. for four years. She now joins the affiliate program in an effort to be involved with NCTSN activities focused on treating co-occurring disorders for adolescents and young adults.

Address: 
Wilson-Sigrest

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 Wilson-Sigrest, LLC 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.