David Kamnitzer is a Senior Vice President at ICL, a large behavioral health organization serving adults and children throughout the five boroughs. David oversees programs and residential services aimed towards assisting individuals with serious mental illness reintegrate back into the community. He has been involved in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery for the past twenty five years.
David's areas of interest include working with Young Adults with Mental Illness, Individuals being released from long term incarceration and Staff Wellness. David is very active in a number of committees throughout NYC such as the DOHMH Criminogenic Task Force and serves on the Mayor's HASA Advisory Board.
He earned his MSW from NYU in 1991 and attended the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Association.
Implementation of a Cognitive Rehabilitation Program in an IPRT Setting, Winter 2001, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills
Lori Greifer Kaufman currently has a private practice in Irvington, New York. She is also a teacher and mentor at the Silver School of Social Work.
Her areas of expertise are in Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD and other school related issues, differential diagnosis, crises intervention, parent education, child abuse, all issues related to pregnancy, including bereavement following perinatal loss and termination.
She earned her BSW in 1982 and her MSW in 1983 from New York University's Silver School of Social Work. She also has an Advanced Certificate in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents.
Judith Kellner, LCSW, is a couples’ and individual’s psychotherapist in Private Practice in New York City. She is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor and is training and supervising therapists internationally in the EFT model. Judith is one of the founding members of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT).
She has presented internationally on cross cultural couples, trauma and its transmission, and EFT.
Judith is published in the Clinical Social Work Journal. Her article titled “Gender Perspective in Cross-Cultural Couples”, and “Interfaith Couples and EFT – A Case Example of Getting to the Heart of the Matter” published in ICEEFT fall 2013 Newsletter and at EFTA (European Family Therapy Association journal).
She graduated from the NYU Silver School for Social Work, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and the International Trauma Studies Program at NYU. She is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor
Bruce Knotts was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, worked for Raytheon in Saudi Arabia (1976-80) and on a World Bank contract in Somalia (1982-4), before he joined the Department of State as a U.S. diplomat in 1984. Bruce had diplomatic assignments in Greece, Zambia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire and The Gambia, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission. While in Cote d’Ivoire, Bruce served as the Regional Refugee Coordinator for West Africa. Bruce worked closely with several UN Special Representatives and observed UN peacekeeping operations in Sierra Leone from 2000-2003. Bruce retired from the Foreign Service in 2007 and began directing the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) in 2008. Bruce founded faith-based advocacy for sexual orientation/gender identity human rights at the United Nations and continues to advocate for the rights of women, indigenous peoples and for sustainable development in moral terms of faith and values. Bruce is co-chair of the UN NGO Committee on Human Rights, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, member of the NGO UN Security Council Working Group, on the Board of the NGO UN Committee on Sustainable Development and chair of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee.the Foreign Service Institute in area studies and diplomatic tradecraft.