Avram B. Rubin, PhD I was initially trained in provision of psychological, sexual, emotional trauma care and critical incident debriefing through my training a mobile intensive care paramedic and my masters courses in clinical psychology. My clinical internships for my family therapy license focused mainly on the treatment of emotional, physical, and sexual trauma. I conducted many critical incident debriefing sessions upon graduation with my masters while working for Alameda County Public Health, Emergency Medical Services division, as I was one of the architect/consultants for their Advanced Life Support and Trauma Program. My clients included paramedics, firefighters, police and patients affected by traumatic incidents. Upon licensure, I was the first therapist in California to manage a in-home therapy program for at-risk, traumatized youth and their families (Petaluma, CA). After participating in the in-home therapy program, I worked for the Emergency Treat-ment Center (ETC), part of the world-renowned Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. ETC was managed by Diana and Louis Everstine writers of the emergency psy-chology text, People in Crisis: Strategic Therapeutic Interventions (1983; New York, Brunner Mazel). ETC involved in the provision of emergency psychology, physical, emotional, and sexual trauma services for children, adolescents, and their families, both in the field and in the clinic upon follow-up for long-term psychotherapy. A unique fea-ture at ETC was weekly focused supervision and training in the provision of care to trauma patients. I participated in trauma group supervision and individual focused trauma supervision for three years.
Upon leaving ETC, I opened up a two office practice in San Jose and Palo Alto, CA specializing in physical, emotional, and sexual trauma care and critical incident debrief-ing for children, adolescents, families and prehospital care providers and first respond-ers. As many of my cases involved legal consultation, deposition work and court testi-mony, the San Jose Family Court and the Santa Clara County Superior Courts desig-nated me as an expert in psychological, emotional and sexual abuse. I consulted pa-tients and staff at two trauma centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose Medical Center and Eden Hospital in Castro Valley. I have taught trauma psychotherapy for my graduate school student and to nurses, paramedics and physicians at Stanford Univer-sity through their prehospital training programs. I taught and supervised students in trauma as Associate Professor of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University including during my appointment as Executive Director of one of their university clinics and school -based programs in the Cupertino School District.
I continue to update my trauma training through workshops and continuing education programs approved by my licensure board in the state of California.
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