Be the Change Symposium - Preventing Sexual Violence in Philadelphia



Preventing Sexual Violence
in Philadelphia

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Susan DelMaestro, PhD

Susan DelMaestro, PhD

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Susan DelMaestro, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia and has dedicated the past 30 years to doing direct clinical work as a trauma therapist.  In her pursuit to provide best practices to the Veterans she serves, she has trained in Prolonged Exposure, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Processing, and Narrative Exposure Therapies, and has specialized in the application of evidence-based therapies to Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She is also the Crescenz VAMC Director of Psychology Internship and Residency Programs and, in this role, trains future generations of psychologists to view individuals with trauma with deep compassion and respect for their internal strength. She joined the Board of Directors of WOAR in 2014 to contribute to the mission of healing sexual violence and preventing sexual trauma in our local community.  She is honored to have spent her career learning from survivors about the resilience and generosity of the human spirit.