Adjunct Assistant Professor

Michelle Salvaggio

Dr. Michelle Salvaggio, LCSW-R, maintains a private practice in the Hudson Valley, where she provides clinical services to individuals and families coping with trauma and mental illness. Prior to opening her practice, she served in community mental health clinics in Queens and Brooklyn, as well as school, foster care, and preventive services programs in the Bronx. She has also served as a clinical supervisor, field instructor, and trainer in Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting. She has taught as an adjunct professor in the Silberman School of Social Work’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment course, and served on the board of the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP), a parent advocacy organization in East Harlem. Dr. Salvaggio earned her BA in Psychology and English from Rutgers University (2001) and her MS from the Columbia School of Social Work (2004).