CARRIE RUGGIERI, LMHC, BCETS
390 Broadway Providence, RI 02806
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)
1995 LMHC: License in Mental Health Counseling (#00055) State of Rhode Island
2003 LMHC: License State of Florida (inactive)
7/19 CH: Certified Hypnotherapist: National Guild Hypnosis Certification
2007 BCETS: Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
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.
5/09-11/09: SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY LEVEL I GRADUATE. Pat Ogden,
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,
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
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
Provide psychotherapy to children and adults. Specialization in the treatment of traumatic loss and complicated bereavement.
5/04-2/05 THE CENTERS, Ocala, FL
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.
Assisted in EFMA provided to adolescent girls. Marilyn Sokolov, PhD.Director
1/94-9/01 PRIVATE PRACTICE, Providence, RI
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:
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
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
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,
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.
2/91-1/93 INFANT-PARENT RESEARCH LAB, WOMEN AND INFANTS HOSPITAL, Providence, RI
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
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
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).
9/94-12/96 PROVIDENCE PARENT- CHILD CENTER, Providence, RI
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
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
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
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
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
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
Collected and evaluated data for reliability testing of neuropsychological screening test (developed by Edith Kaplin, MD). Supervisor: Robert Becker,MD
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Ruggieri, C, Frederick, R. October 2019: AEDP Transformance Talk Webinar. Interview of Ron Frederick, author of Loving Like You Mean It.
Ruggieri, C., 2019.AEDP Author as True Other: A Successful Application of AEDP Ethos in a Self-Help Book: A Review of Ron Frederick’s Loving Like You Mean It. Transformance Journal. Volume 9
Carrie Ruggieri, AEDP Transformance Talks Webinar, March 22, 2019. AEDP-Informed Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
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.
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