Lecturer (Adjunct)

Verena Salvi

Verena Salvi, LCSW, has worked with psychological trauma for ten years and specializes in interpersonal and gender-based violence. She is a clinical social worker at the Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE) Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where she provides crisis intervention and trauma-focused psychotherapy to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence.

Ms. Salvi incorporates different trauma treatment modalities in her work, with an emphasis on body-oriented and memory reconsolidation techniques; she is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Ms. Salvi holds a faculty position at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and The Training Institute for Mental Health, where she teaches neurobiological principles that underlie psychological trauma, trauma-symptoms reductions, and trauma-processing techniques. She also served as an international consultant to Women’s Crisis Care International, the first and only Rape Crisis Center of its kind in the Middle East region, and currently serves as a freelance consultant and trainer for various organizations working with victims of crimes.