ROBERT LUSK, PhD, has devoted his career to working with child trauma survivors, their families, and the professionals who support them. He has trained thousands of professionals and parents on trauma-related issues, attachment problems, and other child and family concerns, and has trained and consulted with school staff from many schools and districts. For the past 25 years, Dr. Lusk has served as Clinical Director at The Baby Fold—an agency providing residential, special education, foster care, adoption preservation, and intensive in-home services to children and families in Illinois. He helps design and implement treatment programs, and provides clinical supervision and consultation for all of the agency's treatment staff. Dr. Lusk provides clinical oversight for two nonpublic schools with students ranging from pre-K to age 21; he helped design and implement specialized programs at both schools for students with autism, as well as intensive specialized programs for students with highly complex profiles.
Dr. Lusk earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. In addition to his work at The Baby Fold, Dr. Lusk teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma since 1987, including studies of treatment efficacy and school-related effects of trauma. He has published ten journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating traumatized children, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate seminars on trauma.
Financial: Receives speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists