Carrie Epstein


Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R is the Co-Director of the Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery and has been an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center since 2010. For over 30 years, Ms. Epstein has been providing treatment, supervision and consultation on providing mental health treatment and on developing new programs for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief. She is recognized both nationally and internationally as an expert in training and consulting in the field of child trauma, traumatic grief and disaster response. Ms. Epstein is the co-developer of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), which is currently the only evidence-based trauma-focused mental health treatment for children and families that was specifically developed to be implemented in the peritraumatic phase of trauma response. CFTSI has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing and interrupting PTSD and related disorders. Ms. Epstein is a Master Trainer in both the CFTSI treatment model, as well as in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).