• About:

      Tricia Stephens, LCSW-R, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She received her Ph.D. from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Fueled by a firm belief in the power and possibility of recovery and healing from exposure to trauma, Dr. Stephens’s current research is focused on documenting the effects of complex trauma in child welfare affected parents. She works closely with grass-roots and community-based organizations to translate her research into practice with implications for policy. Focusing on communities of color experiencing poverty, Dr. Stephens uses qualitative and mixed-methods research on both a local and a global scale to explore the social and mental health implications of exposure to trauma with an emphasis on using evidence-informed knowledge to improve outcomes for adults, children and their families.