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Beth Silverman-Yam, DSW, ...
Beth Silverman-Yam, DSW, LCSW was the Director of Clinical Programs at Sanctuary for Families from 1994 - 2014 where she was responsible for crisis shelters, individual group counseling, and advocacy services for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.
A social work clinician, program developer and administrator for more than 40 years, Dr. Silverman-Yam has served in leadership roles with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, labor-based social service programs and the British Govt. Dept. of Social Services in Southeast London.
She was a full-time member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Social Work where she taught Advanced Generalist Practice, Advocacy and Clinical Practice in the World of Work.
She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia teaching a course on Domestic Violence.
She has an MSW from Columbia and a doctorate from the City University of New York.
Sanctuary for Families - Senior Staff
(212) 349 - 6009 ext. 232
As Sanctuary's Director of Clinical Programs since 1994, Beth Silverman-Yam oversees all clinical programs for clients at the agency's Manhattan and Bronx offices.
has greatly expanded women's and children's counseling and case management and, most recently, added a program of counseling and case management services for French-speaking African women.
A social work clinician, program developer, and administrator for more than 35 years, Ms. Silverman-Yam has worked with the New York State Psychiatric Institute; the British Government Department of Social Services; and as a founding member of the Union and Employee Assistance Committee on Domestic Violence in New York City.
An adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work for over 20 years, she holds an MA from Columbia University and a PhD from the City University of New York, both in social work.
Sanctuary for Families - Between Two Worlds
BETH SILVERMAN-YAM, DSW, Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families and an expert on the psychological issues facing immigrant victims of domestic violence and their children.
Until The Violence Stops | Community Events | Using Movement to Mend
Discussion facilitated by Beth Silverman-Yam, SFF Clinical Director.
Gibney Dance | Community
Dr. Beth Silverman-Yam, Clinical Director of Sanctuary for Families, will lead a discussion on domestic violence and healthy versus unhealthy relationships.