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Alison Salloum, Ph.D., LCSW

Alison Salloum, Ph.D., LCSW is a Professor in the USF School of Social Work and has a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. She received her MSW (‘94) and Ph.D. (‘05) from Tulane University School of Social Work.

Dr. Salloum's primary research interest is in the treatment of childhood trauma. She is specifically interested in examining psychosocial interventions for young children, children, adolescents, and their families, who have been exposed to various types of traumatic events such as violence, disasters, and death. Dr. Salloum is the author of Grief and Trauma in Children: An Evidence-Based Treatment Manual, Group Work with Adolescents after Violent Death: A Manual for Practitioners and Reactions: A Workbook for Children Experiencing Grief and Trauma. She developed and investigated a grief and trauma intervention (GTI) for children experiencing trauma and loss which is now listed an evidence-based practice on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Currently, Dr. Salloum is the principal investigator on a four year National Institute of Mental Health R01 grant to test a stepped care trauma-focused intervention that is designed to be accessible, efficient, and cost-effective to improve access to evidence-based treatment. This stepped care treatment builds on her previous NIMH R34 grant that focused on developing the intervention and testing the feasibility of the therapy.  Dr. Salloum has provided numerous trainings locally, nationally, and internationally (including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Norway) on evidence-based trauma and grief-focused assessment and treatment for children. Dr. Salloum also has extensive experience working in community-based agencies and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Salloum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Louisiana. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Society for Social Work Research and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Salloum was selected as an NIMH-funded Child Intervention & Prevention Services Fellow and was a previous recipient of a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement award.

Research Interests:New service delivery methods to address barriers to treatment access and participation for children and their families, childhood trauma, loss, and comorbidity, trauma-informed care, child welfare, and implementation of trauma-related evidence-based practices in diverse settings.

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Trauma-Informed Self-Care Measure