Senior Lecturer

Typhani Carter

Typhani Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has more than a decade of experience working in the field of mental health. Her work experience has focused on direct clinical work, training and supervision of staff, administration, and research. She specializes in working with populations that have experienced complex trauma.

Presently, Typhani works as Vice President of Programs at Joe Torre Safe At Home. In this role, she provides clinical, administrative and programmatic oversight for multiple trauma-informed, school-based programs across the nation. More specifically, she supervises the program management and supervisory staff, develops/institutes policy and procedures for staff, supports ongoing service provision and replication efforts, and ensures that all program services are in compliance with local and national law, ethical standards and best practices.

Prior to this, Typhani worked as Director of Clinical Services at HELP Haven, a subsidiary of HELP USA. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Clinical Department. She was also tasked with developing and facilitating training for all HELP sites, which focused on trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care for the client population. Additionally, she was responsible for modifying existing protocols and procedures to meet best practice standards for managing clients who had experienced complex trauma and were without homes.

During her time at HELP USA, Typhani also consulted with Bonding Links Mental Health Clinic, an Article 31 clinic associated with Coalition for Hispanic Family Services. In this role, she diagnosed and treated children who struggled with psychiatric illnesses, as well as their families, collaborated with an interdisciplinary team in order to assess a family’s level of functioning and to determine the best practice for treatment, and provided clinical supervision for current clinicians.

Before joining HELP USA, Typhani was the Administrative Supervisor for the Specialized Programs at Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA). For three years, she supervised and evaluated a team of Social Workers and Socio-Therapists. Among other responsibilities, she interfaced with upper management regarding program development, policy, procedure and census, and developed and facilitated training for foster parents, parents and staff regarding the impact of trauma on different populations.

Preceding her work at JCCA, Typhani worked as a Trauma Recovery Clinician at The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, where she used various treatment modalities to counsel children, adolescents and young adults who had experienced trauma. Additionally, she developed protocol for, and conducted, research studies to assess the effectiveness of Safe Touches Workshops on young children, oversaw the administration of the Child Empowerment and Trauma Recovery Programs, and conducted training for staff, parents and donors regarding trauma-related issues.

Dedicated to her field, Typhani, among other things, has supervised social work interns since 2009, is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, was a former Co-Chair for subcommittee of Lower East Side Community Partnership Initiative, and was awarded the Robert Maslow Excellence in Practice Award during her employ at JCCA. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.