Naomi Azar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology with Project REACH
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
location_on United States
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Naomi Azar, PhD
Naomi Azar, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, one of the nation’s leading agencies in the study and treatment of the psychological impact of exposure to trauma. She is a clinician with Project REACH, a program that serves victims of human trafficking throughout the United States. In her work with Project REACH, she offers short-term assessment and mental health services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking, including foreign-born and domestic survivors of all ages. She also offers training and consultation to anti-trafficking professionals throughout the U.S. Dr. Azar completed a pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where she focused on the intergenerational transmission of trauma. She has worked with children, adolescents and families who present with extensive histories of trauma, both singular and complex in nature. She worked with a trauma evaluation team at the Butler Child Advocacy Center in the Bronx, NY, and provided treatment to minors who were victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. She also facilitated a group intervention for mother-infant dyads referred by the Administration for Children’s Services and treated adults suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Internationally, Dr. Azar has worked with CARE International and Save the Children, evaluating the impact of an intervention designed to address the needs of vulnerable children living in poverty.
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