Lisette Rivas-Hermina has been a senior training specialist at the Children’s Institute, Inc. She now works as a consultant and trainer for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Los Angeles. She remains involved with NCTSN activities to promote the use of evidenced-based trauma treatment for children and their families. Ms. Rivas-Hermina provides treatment to children and their families in Spanish and English in her private practice using both TF-CBT and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Rivas-Hermina, Lisette, MS, LMFT
Rockey, Marsha, PsyD
Dr. Rockey was a member of the Heal The Hurt program, a Category III funded site in Clearwater Florida. After relocating to Central Indiana, Dr. Rockey worked with Military Personnel and their families at Camp Atterbury. In 2016, Dr. Rockey opened a private practice that serves both children and adults in the local community struggling with the effects of traumatic experiences.
Rogers, Betsy, LCSW
Betsy Rogers worked with Aurora Mental Health Center for 22 years, including participating in two NCTSN grants (awards in 2001 and 2016). Formerly the program manager for early childhood services she provided mental health services to young children and their families and supported the team in acquiring expertise in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Focused CBT. She provided the Child Welfare Trauma Training and the Resilience Alliance in partnership with the local child welfare agency. She is currently involved with Core Curriculum for Child Trauma and state-wide training efforts for DC: 0-5. Current work is focused on providing reflective supervision and consultation to direct service providers and supervisors who work with young children and working with training programs in Colorado including the Harris Community Fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver.
Rogers, Brandy, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS, CFMHE
Brandy Rogers previously worked as a Play Therapist at CHRIS 180 and the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Here she gained extensive training and experience in providing trauma therapy using TF-CBT and ARC therapy models. In private practice Brandy sees infants and young children exposed to trauma and adverse childhood experiences and provides Child Parent Psychotherapy to these young children and their caregivers. Brandy also continues to serve older children and adults with general mental health diagnoses as well as trauma histories. Brandy is an Affiliate Member of NCTSN and is involved in the Child Sexual Abuse, Healthy Sexual Development, and Zero to Six collaborative workgroups.
Rompala, Vikki MSW, LCSW
Vikki Rompala was the Co-Chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Committee at NCTSN and the Program Evaluation and Consumer Initiative Coordinator at La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Child Trauma Center. She now oversees outcomes, program development, and professional development at Rush Medical Center. She provides training on various areas of practice including: facilitation skills, utilizing assessment tools for engagement of clients and producing outcomes, Strengthening Families Coping Resources trainer for the FITT center, and remains involved with creating trauma-informed services for many different service sectors including domestic violence, child welfare, youth development, early childhood, and outpatient mental health settings.
Rosenzweig, Kim, PhD
Dr. Rosenzweig is a Clinical Psychologist at St. Aloysius in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is certified in in TF-CBT, and also trained in other evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy during her time working at the NCTSN Affiliate Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The majority of her current caseload consists of trauma-focused cases such as child abuse, traumatic grief, and complex trauma.
Runyon, Melissa, PhD
Melissa K. Runyon, Ph.D. is currently a licensed psychologist in Prospect, Kentucky. Dr. Runyon began her career in 1997 at the Miami University School of Medicineâ€™s Child Protection Team in Miami, Florida where she founded and directed the Family and Child Treatment Services (FACTS) program. In 1999 she took a position as Treatment Services Director of the CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute where she achieved the rank of professor of psychiatry at Rowan SOM. For nearly 16 years, Dr. Runyon provided oversight of clinical activities related to the delivery of the two evidence-based therapies (EBTs), Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT) and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), developed at the CARES Institute. Dr. Runyon has been the principal investigator or Project Director on grants supporting research or services from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse Mental Health and Services Administration, and private foundations to support their research, training and service efforts. Dr. Runyon provides consultation in the development of systems of trauma-informed care and to organizations that are developing programs to address the needs of children exposed to trauma, abuse and violence. Dr. Runyon also provides training and consultation in the United States and abroad to mental heath therapists in CPC-CBT and TF-CBT. In order to increase children and families access to care, training is also provided to child protection case workers, intake workers, and treating therapists in evidence-based engagement strategies to increase the likelihood that children and families involved in the child welfare system seek services, attend initial intake appointments and follow through with services.
Schacht, Megan, PhD
Megan Schacht is the Director of Family & Clinical Services with the St. Louis County Family Court. Previously, she was the Clinical Manager at Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. She remains active with the NCTSN in the areas of juvenile justice and complex trauma.
Seilicovich, Irma, MA, LMFT
Irma Seilicovich is COO and co-founder of The Village Family Services, a nonprofit that works primarily with children and young adults exposed to trauma, in North Hollywood, CA. Ms. Seilicovich has been actively working in the mental health field for over 25 years with a focus on children and families. Formerly coordinator for the Trauma Center at Childrenâ€™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.