Michelle Lipchock, LCSW earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She began her social work career as a therapist working with children, youth and families involved with the child welfare system in Philadelphia. Additionally, she provided therapy in various environments to include outpatient, psychiatric partial care and within school systems. Michelle has a wide range of experience in the treatment of children, youth and families, which includes clinical practice, clinical supervision, and clinical administration. In 2005, she relocated to New Jersey where she currently serves a Clinical Director for a large non-profit behavioral health agency. Michelle has been awarded the Clinician of the Year Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth and Families. She holds a Clinical Supervisory Certificate and supervises master’s level social work interns. Michelle’s area of professional interest include advancing clinical practice in the areas of trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and modern attachment theory with children and youth who are involved with the child welfare system. She is currently enrolled at Rutgers University School of Social Work Doctorate in Social Work Program with an anticipated graduation date of May, 2017.