Christine Carville is an LCSW-R with 9 years of direct clinical practice and program administration experience teaching the Advanced Clinical Practice for Health, Mental Health and Disabilities course. She is currently Team Leader for the Metropolitan Hospital Assertive Community Treatment Program, an evidence-based practice serving the severely and persistently mentally ill in New York City. She has been a field instructor supervising social work and forensic psychology students from Columbia, NYU, Hunter, and John Jay since 2010.
Christine began working with clients in private practice in 2010 and has recently initiated a well-received, weekly DBT skills group for women. Her extensive experience working with severe mental illness has provided the expertise to work with a wide range of mental disorders, suicidality, and symptom presentation. Her clinical approach is focused on helping clients to design a life worth living.
Additionally, Christine provides written psychological evaluations for individuals facing deportation to assist the courts in determining the psychosocial, psychological, and financial hardship to receive waivers. She has qualified and served as an expert witness to provide diagnostic testimony in Federal court for civil cases involving police or systemic brutality.
Before receiving her MSW from Columbia University in 2007, Christine had a 10- year career as an entrepreneur after receiving her BA from Barnard College in 1994. She was a founding member of a company producing adult incontinence products and toddler training pants, a women’s lifestyle magazine publisher, and a wine importer. Christine is grateful on a daily basis for making the leap into Social Work, which is a life and career from which she hopes never to retire.