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D'Amico, Elizabeth

Senior Instructor
University of Connecticut
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology & Counseling

Academic Focus

Clinical interests include: developmental trauma, dissociative disorders, forensic areas (psychopathy, sexual abusive behavior), autism spectrum disorders, and the dementias.

Community Involvement

Animal rescue

Courses Taught

CCP550 Basic Counseling Skills:  Rogerian
CCP724 Post Traumatic Stress Reactions
CCP729 Trauma Intervention in Schools


Ph.D. - University of Connecticut
M.S.W. - University of Connecticut
B.A. University of New Hampshire

Licenced Independent Clinical Social Worker, MA
Licensed Independent Social Worker, CT

Professional Experience
  • Behavioral Health Clinical Manager, CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • Program Director, Child, Adolescent, Adult, & Geriatric Psychiatry (inpatient), Mt. Sinai/St. Francis Hospital
  • Private Practice
  • Item Writer for national clinical social work licensing examinations
  • Consultant on clinical topics
Research & Publications

D'Amico, E (2014), Trauma, Stress, and Traumatic Stress (two chapters), in H Johnson, Synapse and System: Weaving Together Neuroscience and Social Science, New York:  Oxford University Press.

Selected Presentations

"Reducing Disproportionality in Juvenile Secure Confinement Through the Implementation of a Length of Stay Protocol," National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference, 2015, Arlington, VA

"Demystifying Dementia: What Clinicians Need to Know" (with Joseph D'Amico, LICSW), (2012), UConn School of Social Work, West Hartford, CT

"Applying Behavioral Methods to Long-Term Care Residents" (2014), Holyoke Soldiers' Home, Holyoke, MA

"The Provider Training Academy, a Public/Private Partnership" (2011), Child Welfare League of American Annual Conference, Washington, DC (accepted for presentation).

"Challenges and Opportunities of Autism Spectrum Disorders," 2010, Conference Series of CT Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Rocky Hill, CT

"Removal, Residential Treatment, Return, Without Reunification: a Process Failing Juvenile Offenders and Their Familiar Victims," with Amy Marracino, LCSW, 2003, Annual Conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Phoenix, AZ.

"Two Roads Diverged: Integrating Treatment of Young Victim/Offenders," with William Smalley, Ph.D., 17th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA, 2001.