DSW, Adelphi University
FOCUS: Family Systems Therapy, Wilderness Therapy, Animal-assisted Therapy, and Program Evaluation. I am involved in Wilderness Therapy programs for youth at extreme risk in Israel.
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Dr. Amy Werman teaches Research Methodology, Program Evaluation, and Clinical Case Evaluation at Columbia University School of Social Work. She is passionate about teaching research to social work students, believing that the subject can be understandable, relevant, and enjoyable. Dr. Werman has been in private practice for fifteen years, and applies her training as a family therapist to her clinical work with individuals, couples and families.
Dr. Werman has been in private practice on Long Island for ten years, and applies her training as a family therapist to her clinical work with individuals, couples and families. After a fellowship at Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatric Research during which she worked on a study of adolescents with bipolar disorder, Dr. Werman decided to devote part of her practice to the treatment of bipolar disorder. She has served as a consultant to the Support Group for Parents with a Bipolar Child in Suffolk County, N.Y.
Dr. Werman is on the Board of several non-profit organizations where she offers her expertise in evaluating social welfare programs both in New York and in Israel. She is also a program advisor and researcher for a wilderness therapy program serving at-risk youth in Israel, and has participated in several of its survival missions.
Dr. Werman received her master’s from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1982, and her doctorate from Adelphi University School of Social Work in 2001.