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Robert Lusk, PhD,


ROBERT LUSK, PhD, a clinical psychologist for over 20 years, has devoted his career to helping traumatized children and adolescents. He has worked extensively with child trauma victims and their families, and provides training and consultation to parents and professionals about trauma-related issues, parenting special needs children, attachment disorders, psychotropic medications, and psychiatric disorders. For the past 22 years, Dr. Lusk has served as Clinical Director at The Baby Fold—an agency providing residential, special education, child welfare, adoption/foster care support, and numerous other services to children and families in Illinois. There, he provides clinical supervision and consultation to all of the agency's treatment programs. Dr. Lusk also instructs courses at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been actively involved in investigative research on trauma since 1987, including studies of treatment approach efficacy, and cognitive and school-related effects of trauma. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on understanding and treating traumatized children, and has taught both graduate and undergraduate seminars on trauma.

Dr. Lusk has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on the effects and treatment of childhood trauma. He also conducts a local radio show, Ask Dr. Rob, where he discusses a variety of psychological issues. He earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of interventions including cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, and EMDR. He has been a member of the APA for more than 20 years, and is a member of the APA's Division of Clinical Psychology and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.