Dr. Monica Indart

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Associate Teaching Professor
GSAPP, Rutgers University
Office: Psychology, A224

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 – 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.

Course Taught: 
Crisis Intervention
Integrative Perspectives on Trauma
  • Trauma assessment and intervention
  • Cultural and spiritual aspects of traumatic experience and recovery
  • Crisis intervention
  • Disaster mental health services
  • Grief, loss and mourning
  • Training, program development and evaluation related to psychosocial-humanitarian relief projects, particularly those focusing on crisis intervention, HIV-AIDS, trauma and post-civil conflict societies in developing nations