Monica Indart's primary professional interests include: early intervention in trauma, treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder, crisis intervention, disaster mental health services, grief, loss and mourning, HIV/AIDS, and the primacy of culture in trauma response and healing. Her work encompasses clinical and community practice, as exemplified by the three-and-a-half years she served as a clinical supervisor and project officer on a SAMHSA/FEMA-funded 9/11crisis counseling project. She maintains a private ractice in Maplewood, New Jersey, where her clinical work is informed by the integration of psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral interventions and the neuroscience of traumatic experience â€“ all with in the framework of culturally-specific narrative meaning. She is a consultant to the New Jersey Division of Mental Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, where she provides clinical services in the wake of traumatic events and disasters, as well as workforce development through training and the development of a certification in disaster response crisis counseling that is the first such certification in the nation. Since 2004, she has served as a consultant to the United Nations, providing training, program development and program evaluation services on issues related to crisis management, trauma, grief and loss, and change management for a global humanitarian workforce. In March 2005, she provided training and consultation to the UN office in Bangkok, Thailand following the December 2004 tsunami. For the past eighteen months, her international work has focused on developing projects in Uganda and Rwanda that integrate culturally-based trauma interventions with peace building activities.
Integrative Perspectives on Trauma