Dr. Rosemarie D. Amendolia

Executive Director,Trauma & Addictions Recovery Associates(TARA)
President,Trauma Research,Education & Empowerment (TREE)

Dr. Rosemarie Amendolia is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated more than 20 years to the treatment of trauma related addictions and attachment disorder. She has supervised and trained many clinicians in specialized trauma interventions, and has presented keynotes, seminars and workshops on trauma issues and interventions throughout New York State and nationally.

Dr. Amendolia began her clinical work at Vet Centers and VA hospitals, where she treated innumerable combat veterans and family members, and created programs for arts-based and 12-step PTSD group treatment for combat veterans of several wars, as well as groups for women veterans and veteran's significant others. Her Grand Rounds presentations for the Albany Medical Center-VAMC Consortium of the Capital District repeatedly earned standing ovations.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Amendolia had devoted 15 years to public education in the Arts and working with special needs children. Out of that teaching background, she has created psychoeducational programs for hospitals, school systems and family counseling centers on attachment disorder, addictions and trauma, as well as the role of specialized interventions such as EMDR and Ericksonian Hypnosis in treatment.

A child of immigrants, Dr.Amendolia has a particular interest and focus on diversity issues and the use of narrative in psychotherapy, especially with traumatized refugees and ethnic minorities. As a member of Physicians for Human Rights and the Capital Region International Center volunteer community, Dr. Amendolia also assesses and treats adults and children who escaped civil war, torture and incarceration.

Dr. Amendolia also participates in national and regional disaster relief and crisis intervention with the Red Cross. She worked at the WTC 9/11 site, as well as with the OCME.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
A workshop in the treatment of combat PTSD

The Multilayered Culture of First Responders and its Impact on CISM/CISD and other Trauma Interventions
A presentation, or seminar, for units of first responders as well as clinicians

The Women of our Military and Paramilitary: Cultural Issues and Solutions in Trauma Treatment

Violence Prevention and Trauma Treatment from a Narrative/Cultural Diversity Perspective

When Might is Right:the Power of Visual Metaphor in Trauma Treatments for Children and Adults
A workshop in specialized interventions such as arts-based EMDR and Ericksonian Hypnosis

Culture and Spirituality in Assessment and Treatment of Trauma and Addictions

Disaster Relief with Immigrants and Diverse Minorities: How to Speak in Many Tongues

The Role of Culture, Ethnicity and Spirituality in the Treatment of Trauma

Please Note:
Presentations are usually 90 minutes
Seminars are 90 minutes to 2 hours
Workshops are a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours)

Following is a list of organizations with whom Dr. Amendolia has interviewed, consulted or trained:

American Psychological Association

EMDR International Association

Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners

Stratton VAMC-Albany Medical Center Consortium

Four Winds Hospital

Samaritan Hospital

Ellis Hospital

Northeast Parent & Child Association

Mental Health Association of NY State

Saratoga Counseling Center

Parsons Child & Family Center

Gloversville Family Center

Hudson-Mohawk Addictions Treatment Agency

Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Boston College

Dutchess County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Sidney Alpert NYS Fall Training Institute

DSS Conference of Nassau County

DSS Conference of Columbia-Greene Counties

BOCES of the Capital Region

Niskayuna Schools

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Schools

Schenectady Schools

Times Union

Schenectady Gazette


Dr. Amendolia
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