Dawn O’Malley, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and has over 25 years of experience working with children and their families. She received her undergraduate degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and her Doctoral degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and the Clinical Supervisor for Partnering for Excellence, a state-wide pilot program to improve outcomes for children in state custody diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. O’Malley has lead the design and implementation of trauma-informed therapies for multiple agencies specializing in both residential and community-based treatment. She has also developed innovative experiential-based programming for children with developmental trauma, sexually reactive behavior, and developmental disabilities. Dr. O’Malley is a frequent collaborator with public agencies including children’s advocacy groups and social services.
Dr. O’Malley is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching and training on the effects of adverse experiences on the developing brain. Dr. Bruce Perry is the Founder and Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy and is internationally recognized as an expert in the fields of neurodevelopment and the impact of trauma on children. As a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, Dr. O’Malley also serves as a Mentor for agencies engaged in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics training.