Elizabeth Warner is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of experience working with children and families in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings, schools, mental health clinics and residential treatment, as well as in her private practice. Early in her career, she spent 15 years working with severely disordered children including traumatized children and their parents, using innovative treatment methodologies and videotape for process study at the Language & Cognitive Development Center.
In the last 12 years, her focus has been on the development of innovative treatment for children from 1.5 years to 22 years whose lives have been impacted by chronic stress and complex trauma and their caregivers. As project director at the Trauma Center at JRI, a center of excellence in trauma treatment, training and research, she oversaw training and consultation in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) for outpatient, in-home, therapeutic day school, and residential treatment settings in the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong. She also collaborated with Tiffany Naste of JRI and her community-based therapists to develop SMART applications for in-home therapy and constructed two videotape coding systems for studying regulatory processes in treatment.
As a partner in SMARTMoves LLC, she continues to train and consult to therapists. She is conducting research through videotape study and treatment outcome studies, in order to test out hypotheses about the impact of sensory-motor interventions and somatic regulation in trauma treatments. Dr. Warner maintains a private practice for adult psychotherapy and parent consultation in Brookline, MA.