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Matt Kliethermes


Matthew D. Kliethermes, Ph.D.,
 is a Missouri Licensed Psychologist/Health Services Provider at Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) and an Associate Clinical Professor in  the Department of Psychology at University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).  He received his B.S. in Psychology at Truman State University (1996) and his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) in Clinical  Psychology at Saint Louis University.  He completed his predoctoral internship at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL and his postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Trauma Recovery at  UMSL. Dr. Kliethermes has over 12 years of experience working with traumatized youth and has received extensive training in this area, including exposure to multiple trauma-focused,  evidence-based practices [e.g., Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)].Currently, Dr. Kliethermes provides direct clinical services to children exposed to trauma and their  non- offending caregivers, supervises the clinical work of mental health trainees, and provides frequent training and consultation at local, state, and national levels.  Dr. Kliethermes is an  approved national TF-CBT trainer with multiple publications related to the implementation of TF-CBT with youth exposed to complex trauma.   His primary professional interests include complex  trauma, assessment and diagnosis of traumatized youth, and effective trauma-focused engagement strategies.    





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Amy Escott, MS, LPC
, is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing evidence based, group and individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents at Children’s Advocacy Services. Mrs. Escott received her Master’s degree in Child Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University.  Within her training program, Mrs. Escott gained expertise in the development, assessment, and treatment of child psychopathology, particularly anxiety disorders. In her position at CASGSL, Mrs. Escott provides treatment to clients who have been exposed to various types of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence, community violence, and traumatic grief. Mrs. Escott also collaborates with the Center for Violence Prevention through the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University on the Girls Aspiring Toward Independence project, a research project testing the effectiveness of a trauma-focused group therapy program for teen girls in the Child Welfare System. Additionally, Mrs. Escott co-directs CASGSL’s Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, a brief therapy program designed to reduce the impact of trauma on children and families within the first thirty days after a child has experienced or disclosed a traumatic event. Her clinical interests include assessment of trauma symptoms in early childhood, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT), treatment for children with sexual behavior problems, and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS).

 



Jerry H. Dunn

Jerry H. Dunn, Ph.D.
 is the Executive Director of Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis and oversees the clinical, forensic, research and training activities of the agency's two sites. Dr. Dunn is a licensed psychologist and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her clinical and research interests involve assessment and treatment of high-risk children and their family members in community and school based settings. Dr. Dunn received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis , interned with the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Community Psychological Service.

Dr. Dunn maintains active membership in child centered organizations at the local, state and federal levels. She chairs the Advisory Council for the St. Louis Family and Community Partnership, works withthe Missouri Network of Child Advocacy Centers, reports to the Board of Directors for Missouri Kids Firstand acts as the agency liaison to the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network.


 

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Kristin Barker, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who provides clinical services to children and adolescents at CASGSL.  Ms. Barker received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and maintains membership in the National Association of Social Workers.  Ms. Barker currently directs the Trauma Assessment, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) program, a trauma-informed parenting group for caregivers of children who have experienced trauma.  She also assists in directing the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention program, an empirically supported short-term treatment intervention designed to reduce the impact of trauma on children and their families immediately following a traumatic event or the child’s disclosure.  Ms. Barker’s clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of children who have been exposed to various types of trauma, including complex trauma, and children presenting with disruptive or sexualized behaviors.



 

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC
 is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention). 

   


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Kate Drewry, MSW, LCSW
 is a licensed clinical social worker providing individual and group psychotherapy to children and adolesents at CASGSL. Ms. Drewry received her Master's degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Drewry currently directs CASGSL's Parent-Child Interaction Therapy(PCIT) program. She also maintains membership in the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Drewry has a special interest in treating traumatized children presenting with disruptive behaviors or sexual behavior problems.



 

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Erica Irwin, MSW, LCSW,
 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing clinical services to children and adolescents at Children's Advocacy Services. Mrs. Irwin received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Mrs. Irwin’s previous experience includes working with children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their caregivers in rural, community-based settings as well as working with homeless teens in North St. Louis.  In her position at CASGSL, Mrs. Irwin treats individual clients who have been exposed to various types of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and traumatic loss. Mrs. Irwin also co-facilitates Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) in St. Louis City schools. CBITS is a group and individual intervention designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and behavioral problems to improve classroom performance. Mrs. Irwin is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an empirically supported treatment for trauma in children and adults.



 

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention)

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention)

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention).

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention).

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Interventi

Brooke Larson


Brooke Larson, MSW, LMSW
 is a Licensed Master Social Worker providing clinical services to children and adolescents at Children’s Advocacy Services. Ms. Larson received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. In her position at CASGSL, Ms. Larson sees individual clients who have been exposed to various types oftrauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and traumatic loss. She also co-facilitates Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) in St. Louis City schools.



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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC
 is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean  received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer  with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently  working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention).
 

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Evette Bean M.Ed, LPC
 is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy therapy and other clinical services for children and adolescents through CASGSL.  Ms. Bean  received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has an extensive history of providing services to children and their families that suffer  with severe mental illness.  She currently is serving children who have been exposed to various trauma including sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying and traumatic loss.  Ms. Bean is currently  working with several evidence based practices, including TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CFTSI (Children and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention).
 

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Kristin Barker, MSW, LCSW
, is a licensed clinical social worker who provides clinical services to children and adolescents at CASGSL.  Ms. Barker received her Master’s degree in Social Work from  the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and maintains membership in the National Association of Social Workers.  Ms. Barker currently directs the  Trauma Assessment, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) program, a trauma-informed parenting group for caregivers of children who have experienced trauma.  She also assists in directing the Child and  Family Traumatic Stress Intervention program, an empirically supported short-term treatment intervention designed to reduce the impact of trauma on children and their families immediately  following a traumatic event or the child’s disclosure.  Ms. Barker’s clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of children who have been exposed to various types of trauma, including  complex trauma, and children presenting with disruptive or sexualized behaviors.

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