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ROBERT LUSK, PHD

ROBERT LUSK, PhD, has devoted his career to working with child trauma victims and their families, and providing training and consultation to parents and professionals on trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 23 years, Dr. Lusk has served as Clinical Director at The Baby Fold—an agency providing residential, special education, child welfare, adoption/foster care support, and numerous other services to children and families in Illinois. There, he provides clinical supervision and consultation to all of the agency's treatment programs. Dr. Lusk also instructs courses at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma since 1987, including studies of treatment approach efficacy and cognitive and school-related effects of trauma. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating traumatized children, and has taught both graduate and undergraduate seminars on trauma.

Dr. Lusk earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of interventions including cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, and EMDR.

DISCLOSURES:
Financial: Receives speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists