Greenwald, Ricky 1958–

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Greenwald, Ricky 1958–

PERSONAL: Born December 10, 1958, in Boston, MA; son of Alan (an attorney) and Sondra (a clinical social worker) Greenwald. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Lesley College, B.S. (psychology), 1988; Kantor Family Institute, certificate (family therapy), 1991; Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, M.A. (psychology), 1994, Psy.D. (clinical psychology).

ADDRESSES: Home and office—Child Trauma Institute, P.O. Box 544, Greenfield, MA 02301. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Department of Education, Lihue, HI, senior psychologist with Mokihana Project, 1997–99; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and director of training for Child Trauma Program, 2000–03; Child Trauma Institute, Greenfield, MA, founder and director, 2002–.

MEMBER: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) International Association (member of board of directors, 1998–2001, 2003).

AWARDS, HONORS: Award for outstanding contribution and service, EMDR International Association, 1999; award for outstanding research in EMDR, EMDR International Association, 2004.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Jason Aronson (Northvale, NY), 1999.

(Editor) Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Research, and Interventions, Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press (New York, NY), 2002.

Child Trauma Handbook: A Guide for Helping Trauma-exposed Children and Adolescents, Haworth (Binghamton, NY), 2004.

Author of booklet "Using EMDR with Children," EMDR Institute, 1993. Contributor to professional journals.

Greenwald's writings have been translated into Spanish, German, and Italian.

SIDELIGHTS: Ricky Greenwald told CA: "In 1991 I needed a dissertation topic and put something together, wrote the proposal, got committee approval—the whole thing. Then I went to an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training program and threw the other project away. I did my dissertation on using EMDR with kids, because I believed that this method represented such an advance in the field and, because I was suddenly the expert, I felt a responsibility to get the word out. Over the years I've come to a deeper understanding of what it takes to help kids to recover from trauma and loss. I still feel the responsibility. So there's more to come!

"Research in progress includes two current treatment outcome studies comparing EMDR to CBT for trauma-exposed kids; a multi-site, multi-language validation study of several child trauma assessment instruments; and a multi-site treatment outcome study of a multi-component treatment for juvenile delinquents. In addition to ongoing research on child trauma assessment and treatment, I have been getting involved in research on child trauma treatment training (the impact on trainees and on their clients)."



Corrections Compendium, April, 2003, Robert Brown, Jr., review of Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Research, and Interventions, p. 23.


Child Trauma Institute Web site, (September 23, 2004).

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