Bethany Casarjian, Ph.D. (Columbia University) is the Clinical Director of The National Emotional Literacy Project for Youth-at-Risk. From 1994 to 2004 she worked with at-risk youth in the New York City area. As a post-doctoral fellow at The Children’s Village, Dr. Casarjian co-created the TRIP program (Treatment for Residents with Incarcerated Parents), which provides psychological services, including family therapy, for children and their incarcerated parents within prison facilities.
She has served as Clinical Director of The Heritage School in East Harlem and as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Casarjian has worked at various agencies with adolescents involved with the juvenile justice system. She co-authored Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life (Lionheart Press, 2003) and authored Power Source Parenting: Growing Up Strong and Raising Healthy Kids.