Beverly Gould was born and raised in New York City where she has worked for almost 40 years as a clinical social worker and school psychologist. She received her MSW from Columbia University in 1977 and her doctorate in School Psychology from New York University in 2002, Throughout her career, her primary interest has been working with low income families with children aged 0-5. She has worked in a variety of community mental health clinics, child abuse prevention and treatment programs, therapeutic nursery and substance abuse programs and schools both as a clinician and administrator. In 2001, she was a National Head Start Leadership Fellow in Washington DC where she worked in the Division of Disabilities at the Head Start Bureau participating on the Fetal Alcoholism Workgroup and Infant Mental Health Initiative. She contributed to and edited the Bureau’s Child Mental Health Bulletin published in 2002. A former Early Head Start Director, she is currently the Coordinator of Early Childhood Mental Health Services at the Child Center of New York supervising and working with low-income, traumatized immigrant children and families. She has been actively studying psychodrama for the last 12 years, and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2005. She is a member of the One Spirit, One Family Leadership Education Team of One Spirit Seminary working on developing an Interspiritual Curriculum for preschoolers.