|Spiegelman, Charlotte, LCSW|
Charlotte Spiegelman, LCSW, has worked as a practitioner, teacher and trainer of family therapy since 1980. As an Adjunct Associate Professor at Smith College School for Social Work she has been teaching family therapy theory and practice since 2001. She also trains and supervises psychologists at Southern California Counseling Center in Los Angeles. From 2000-2005 she was the Training Coordinator at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in Los Angeles. From 1994-97 she was the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Family Studies, a postgraduate family therapy training institute, where she was also a faculty member for eight years. She has taught at Montclair State University, University of Judaism, and University of Southern California School of Social Work.
In 1999, Ms. Spiegelman served as crisis counselor for families and staff after a neo-Nazi shooting at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles. She has spoken extensively on aspects of family therapy both in agencies and at national conferences. She has a special interest in Jewish families, including gender roles, diversity within the Jewish population, and the effects of the traumas of past generations on current family functioning. Her publications include "The Legal Quagmire," The Family Therapy Clinician, No.1, February 1998, and "The Power of Magic," The Family Therapy Clinician, No.2, September 2000. She is a member of American Family Therapy Academy, a past chair of the Family Therapy Practice Academy of the Clinical Social Work Federation and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Family Therapy in New Jersey.
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