Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok, MSW, PhD

Description: Clinician/Author/Educator

Current Position: Founding Director of the Institute for Infants, Children & Families
(formerly Early Childhood Group Therapy Program and the Institute for Clinical Studies of Infants, Toddlers and Parents) of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Training and experience in psychology, social work, early childhood education, psychoanalysis and infant mental health
Oversees a multi-year, several site service, training, replication and research demonstration project under the auspices of Head Start, Administration for Children’s Services in New York
Co-leading the Ground Zero Trauma Screening and Intervention Initiative for children under five and their caregivers
Longtime clinical consultant to the Rita Gold Infant and Early Childhood Center at Teachers College, Columbia University and currently an Advisory Board member
Active board member of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families for over twenty years
Founder and current Co-President of the New York Zero-to-Three Network
Sees children, birth through early adolescence with their parents, in private practice and is known for work with children who have developmental delays and their families
Formerly a Contributing Editor for Parents magazine, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders and of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Published numerous articles on adult development; parent development and intervention; interventions with delayed young children and their parents; peer play psychotherapy; outreach in community-based settings; and on reflective supervision and practice in the birth through preschool field