CARRIE RUGGIERI, LMHC, BCETS

390 Broadway  Providence, RI  02806

 

EDUCATION

1985  M.A.     New School For Social Research (Clinical Psychology)

1980  B.A.      Rider College (Psychology)   

1975-77          Lesley College: Special Education (LD & ED classroom training)

 

CREDENTIALS 

1995               LMHC: License in  Mental Health Counseling (#00055)  State of Rhode Island

2003               LMHC: License State of Florida (inactive)

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

7/19                National Guild Hypnosis Certification

2007               BCETS:  Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

                       American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress   

                             

 

ADVANCED TRAINING 

4/19-7/19      National Guild of Hypnosis: Hypnotism Certification Training

2/17                PHR (Physicians for Human Rights): Asylum Evaluator Training           

                       Columbia University Asylum Clinic

9/16-4/17       AEDP Advanced Essential Skills: SueAnne Pillaro

6/11-              AEDP  Level III (certification process) core training: Natasha Prenn, LICSW

10/09-5/10     AEDP Level II :  core training.. Eileen Russell, Ph.D.                

10/07-6/09     AEDP Level I:  core training. Kari Glieser  Ph.D. 

7/16-21/07     AEDP IMMERSION COURSE: (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic

                       Psychotherapy Focus on Treating Attachment Trauma. Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

                       Instructor

 

5/09-11/09:    SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY LEVEL I GRADUATE.  Pat Ogden,           

                       PhD, Instructor

 

6/19-20/07     EMDR FOR CHILDREN: Child Trauma Center. Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.

1/07                EMDR:  Module 2 training. Roger Solomon, Ph.D. Instructor

10/06              EMDR:  (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing)siModule 1 training.          

                       Andrew Leeds, Ph.D. Instructor

 

9/05-5/06       THE TRAUMA CENTER: Certificate in the Studies of Traumatic Stress,

                       Brookline, MA

                       Training in the theories and treatment of trauma in children and adults. Under

                       the direction of  Bessel van der Kolk, MD. 

                      

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES 

2019:              AEDP Institute

                       Associate Editor: Journal Transformance

2018:              AEDP ESSENTIAL SKILLS I & II and AEDP IMMERSION COURSE:

                       Experiential Assistant for clinical training

 

6/2013 -.        HEART IN HAND: EQUESTRIAN PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT/

                       EQUINE FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY

                       Private practice extension

                       Facilitate experiential practices for equestrians to enhance performance and                              alleviate performance anxiety.  Experiential psychotherapy facilitated by                                      equine-human interaction.     www.heartinhandequine.com

9/06-              PRIVATE PRACTICE 

                       Psychotherapist     

                       Adult and adolescent and child psychotherapy practice. Specializing in                                        trauma, grief, and adults abused as children (complex trauma). Forensic
                       trauma evaluations, on-site critical incident intevention, asylum evaluation.                                  Hypnosis & Emdr for performance enhancement, pain management, fears, and                          addictions.                 

9/10-2012      New England AEDP peer interest group

                       Private practice extension

                       Organize monthly meetings for licensed psychotherapists interested in                                        learning theory  and practice of AEDP -- integration of neuroscience and                                    attachment research as applied to clinical practice. Provide didactic                                            presentation and guide peer supervision process.

 

12/05-3/09     THERESE A. RANDO ASSOCIATES LTD Center for Trauma and Loss, Warwick RI

                       Psychotherapist            

                       Provide psychotherapy to children and adults. Specialization in the treatment                            of traumatic loss and complicated bereavement.

5/04-2/05       THE CENTERS, Ocala, FL

                       Psychotherapist

                       A community mental health center, providing individual and group                                               psychotherapy to adult patients with schizophrenia, bipolar and                                                   schizoaffective disorders.       

 

9/02-2/03       MARION COUNTY EQUINE FACILITATED MENTAL HEALTH, Ocala, Fl.

                       Volunteer                          

                       Assisted in EFMA provided to adolescent girls. Marilyn Sokolov, PhD.Director

                       

1/94-9/01       PRIVATE PRACTICE, Providence, RI 

                       Psychotherapist

                       Provided infant-parent psychotherapy, family therapy, and individual therapy                              with children and adults. Parent counseling, forensic parenting   and custody                              evaluations. Specialization in reunification/separation issues concerning foster                            children and late adopted children, bereavement, emotional, behavioral, and                            attachment disorders. Affiliations: Providence Psychological Associates (group                            practice 1995-97), Therese A.Rando Associates (specialty practice in                                            bereavement and traumatic loss 6/95-6/96).

                                               

9/93-6/94       CASIMIR PULASKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, New Bedford, MA:

                       School-based  Psychotherapist

                       Provided child psychotherapy, parent counseling, teacher consultation and                                behavior  planning for children with behavior disorders in a self-contained                                  classroom. Conducted  social skills training and conflict resolution groups.

 

5/90-9/90       STEPPING STONE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE, Brooklyn, NY

                       Residential Supervisor                        

                       In 150 bed residence for adults with schizophrenia provided clinical                                               supervision to direct care staff,

                       supervise overall treatment planning and liaison work, design staff training,                                organize and supervise rehabilitation groups, intake and hiring.  Supervisor:                                Yves Ades, Ph.D. (Program Director)

                                            

1/88-5/90       STEPPING STONE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE, Brooklyn, NY

                       Sr. Case Manager/ Team Coordinator           

                       Responsible for coordination of treatment services to adult psychiatric                                        patients along with crisis intervention and supportive treatment. Supervise                                  team and overall administration of floor consisting of 30 clients. Co-lead                                    Resident Government, creator and co-leader of group for clients non-                                          compliant with day program.  Yves Ades, Ph.D.                                                    

                                        

1/90-4/90       BERKELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NYC

                       Instructor:   Introduction to Psychology 

 

1/87-1/88       NORTH CENTRAL BRONX PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM, Bronx, NY

                       Consultation Liaison                   

                       Conducted Diagnostic Interviews, formulate and arrange disposition, crisis                                intervention, provided consultation and recommendations to Medical and                                  Pediatric ER  staff. Supervisor: Michael Scimeca,MD (Director)                           

                               

6/83-4/89       WHITMAN INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPYBrooklyn, 

                       Psychotherapist/ Diagnostician             

                       Conducted individual long term psychodynamic psychotherapy and play                                    therapy, for children, adolescents and adults. Administered and evaluated                                  psychological test batteries, intake interviews, case conferences.  Supervisor:                              Sidney Jortner, Ph.D. ‘82-'85  (NPAP); Sara Lundberg, MA Child Supervisor                                  (N.Y. Freudian Society) '85-'86; Yves Ades, Ph.D. ‘86-'89.                   

RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT 

2/91-1/93       INFANT-PARENT RESEARCH LAB, WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL,                                       Providence, RI

                       Research Associate

                       As part of NIMH research, studying effects of attachment style on social                                      competence in children, developed, in collaboration, "Social-Play Styles",                                  a rating scale measuring quality of social interaction toddlers.                                                        Administered Bayley’s, Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales and                                  Social play interviews to 20-24 mo. old children. Rated home visit videotape                              data for maternal sensitivity.  Rated "Working Model of the Child  Interview"                              Interviews using an object relations rating scale. Participant in Brown                                            University Bradley Research Seminar, Infant Behavior Clinic, and Psychosocial                            Rounds at Women and Infants Hospital. Principal Investigator: Charles                                         Zeanah, M.D (Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University School of Medicine).

                                         

9/84-5/90       MARGARET S. MAHLER OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH NURSERY,

                       New School for Social  Research, NY

                       Research Assistant

                       Member of research team studying possible differences in the separation-                                  individuation line  of development in children cared for by mothers  substitute                          caregivers Conducted daily  toddlers play group, co-led discussion with seminar                        students relating observations to theory, co-led parents group, coded video                              tape data, attended meetings with Dr. Margaret Mahler and her research group.                        Supervisor: Patricia Nachman, Ph.D. (Director).

 

9/82–5/83      NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, NY

                       Research Assistant                             

                       As member of research team studied family dynamics in psychosomatic illness.                          Conducted literature reviews and presented review papers to research team.                              Principal Investigator: Mary Joan Gerson, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Clinical                            Psychology).

                                                                      

CLINICAL TRAINING 

9/94-12/96     PROVIDENCE PARENT- CHILD CENTER, Providence, RI

                       Seminar                              

                       Clinical case studies of infant-parent psychotherapy with Laurence Hirshberg, Ph.D.              (Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Medicine).

                                            

2/91-1/93       INFANT BEHAVIOR CLINIC, Women’s and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

                       Seminar                             

                       Observed psychiatric interviews of parents and their infants (0-3 years). In a                                group training  forum,  participated in formulating diagnosis and treatment                                plan, followed by discussion. Professor and Supervisor: Charles Zeanah, M.D.                            (Professor of Psychiatry, Brown University School of Medicine).

9/84-6/85       JEWISH BOARD FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES, Brooklyn, NY

                       Practicum                          

                       Administered and evaluated psychological test batteries, adult  and child                                    psychotherapy; co-led parent-toddler group. Testing supervisor: Linda                                        Schoeman Ph.D; child therapy supervisor:Richard Ba ron, CSW (Anna Freud                                Clinic).

                                            

9/83-5/84       MARGARET S. MAHLER OBSERVATIONAL RESEARCH NURSERY,

                       New School For Social Research                                                                 

                       Seminar                           

                       Observed and documented observations and evaluations of the nursery                                      children with emphasis on their psychological development with-in the mother-                        child relationship. Conducted intensive home interviews. Instructor: Patricia                                Nachman, Ph.D. (Director); Research Coordinator: Margaret S. Mahler, M.D.

 

6/82-6/83       WHITMAN INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, Brooklyn,                          Psychotherpist intern

                       Adult and child psychotherapy and diagnostic psychological testing      

                       Supervisor: Sidney Jortner, Ph.D. (NPAP).

 

9/82-5/83       BELLEVUE HOSPITAL-BERNARD BARUCH REHABILITATION UNIT, NY

                       Practicum                          

                       As part of a multi-disciplinary team evaluated neurologically impaired patients                            for rehabilitation readiness. Conducted neuropsychological mental status                                  examination and other appropriate assessment procedures. Followed up                                    progress of ward patients and conducted short-term psychotherapy. Training                            included weekly and  individual supervision in psychological testing with Dr.                              Coven, Chief Psychologist, Bellevue Psychiatric. Supervisor:Angelo CanedoPhD 

9/81-5/82       FLOWER AND FIFTH AVENUE HOSPITAL, NY

                       Practicum                          

                       Administered and evaluated psychological test batteries, conducted                                            psychotherapy with developmentally disabled children and adults. Training                                included: seminars in psychological testing, analytic theory and treatment, and                          behavior modification. Supervisor: Jack Finkelmen, Ph.D.

 

6/81-9/81       RHODE ISLAND PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER, Prov, RI

                       Summer Intern                             

                       Collected and evaluated data for reliability testing of neuropsychological                                    screening test (developed by Edith Kaplin, MD). Supervisor: Robert Becker,MD               

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Carrie Ruggieri, AEDP Transformance Talks Webinar, March 22, 2019. AEDP-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  www.aedpinstitute.com

Ruggieri, C. 2018. AEDP-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Journal Transformance. Volume 8, Issue 2. www.aedpinstitute.org. (log into website- get a password -read the journal article).

Ruggieri, C. 2017. Diana Fosha biography for Wikipedia

 

Ruggieri, C. 2011. Laura Hillenbrand: Author as True Other Inspiring Quantum Resilience. Journal Transformance: Vol. I, Issue 2. www.aedpinstitute.org.

 

Reporting on Diana Fosha NYC 4/8/11 Seminar: DYADIC MINDFULNESS IN AEDP: GROWING RECEPTIVE AFFECTIVE CAPACITY.” AEDP List Serve April 29, 2011.

 

“Summary of Diana Fosha October 17, 2008 NYC Seminar: AEDP THEORY IN PRACTICE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CRISIS OF TRANSFORMATION.”  AEDP List Serve. Oct.30, 2008

 

"Diagnosis Treatment of Attachment Disorders. " Full-day workshop, Rhode Island College Continuing Education. March 14,1997

 

"Patterns of Social Relatedness in Low and High-Risk Toddlers." Ruggieri, C., Zeanah, C., Mammen, O.: Paper

presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC, October, 1992.

 

“Assessing Social Behavior in Toddlers.” Zeanah, C., Feinstein, C., Mammen, O., Ruggieri, C., Walters, A.: Paper

presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC. October, 1992.

 

"Prevention and Management of Violent Behavior," and "Management of Noncompliance:  Case Presentation": Staff training

seminar, Stepping Stone Community Residence, 1990.

 

"A Comparison of Toddlers with Mothers and Non-Mother Caregivers at the Margaret S. Mahler Observational Research

Nursery." Nachman, P., Ruggieri, C. 1985. Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, LI, NY.

 

Epstein, M., Ruggieri, C., Schermerhorn, B. Retrograde amnesia in free recall as a function of priority and "posteriority" instructions. Psychological Reports, 1980, 47, 887-890. 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2019-present: National Guild  for Hypnosis

2017-present:  PHR (Physicians for Human Rights) Asylum Network: Trauma Evaluator

2007-present: AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy): List serve moderator                         team member, Listserve Transformance Journal discussion moderator,                                         Associate Editor, Journal Transformance.

2007-present: American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

2007-present: EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Assoc.):

1996-1997: Rhode Island Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Legislation and Policy

1995-1996: Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association-Board Member assigned to                         Legislation and Policy