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Cherepanov Elena

  PhD, LMHC, Certified Trauma Specialist

Licensures, Certifications

LMHC (Licensed Mental health Counselor), MA # 5089

Registered clinical psychologist, ONT # 3173

Certified Trauma Specialist, ATSS (Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists)

Certificate in Integrated Health Care, UMass Boston.

Certificate in Group Therapy and Psychodrama. Sweden Psychodrama Academy

Certificates in Domestic Violence, Batterers’ Intervention

Certification in Psychological First Aid (NCTSN)

Disaster Mental Health Services (Red Cross)

Crisis Intervention and Crisis Management (CISDF) 2 levels,

Certificate in consulting an organization in crisis. EAP


Work Experience

2014-                    Director of Behavioral Health at WA. Lynn Community Health Center. Lynn MA

Senior leadership position. Responsible for the implementation of trauma-informed integrated care in multicultural communities.

2006-                     Senior Instructor. Cambridge College. School of Psychology and Counseling. Cambridge MA

2014-                     Faculty. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Global Mental Health program

2013-                     Founder of Trauma and Crisis Services: International training& consulting

2008-2012            External examiner in Moscow for Uof Manchester (UK)

2006-2014            North Suffolk Mental Health Association. Clinical Coordinator (Recovery Team Leader). CBFS Programs.

Provided risk management, care coordination, supervision and monitoring the adherence to the Person-centered principles in mental health care. Developed trauma-informed care systems and crisis response team.

2013-                     Consultant for OVC (Office of Victims Assistance), NAPPI International (non-violent prevention), SAMSHA.

2004-2006           Service Director. PACT Team Lowell. Tri-City Mental Health Center.

Provided clinical leadership to the program; participated in and bring in clinical and management expertise to the strategic and operational planning. Provided financial management to the 900,000$ program budget.

2000-2004            Coordinator of Trauma Services, Refugee &Immigrant Program, Child & Family Services of Pioneer Valley

1997- 2000         Therapist in dual diagnosis program. Developed the substance abuse treatment program for peacekeepers and law enforcement personnel. Bellwood Health Services. Toronto.

1997- 2000          Part-time faculty at OISE (Counseling Psychology). Uof Toronto.

1996- 2000          Private Practice.

1997- 2000           Consultant at Bellwood Health Services Inc. Private clinic for Addiction Treatment) (Toronto, Canada)

1996– 1997          Internship at Bellwood Health Services Inc.(Toronto)

1988- 1995           Associate Professor of Moscow State Pedagogical University (Department of Psychology) (full time) and Moscow State University (Department of Clinical Psychology) (part time)

1988-1990            Assistant Professor of Moscow State Pedagogical University (Department of Psychology)

1981- 1988          Psychologist at Moscow Board of Education (Moscow)



APA (American Psychological Association)

ATSS (Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists)

MSF-USA (Doctors without Borders). Association member

Volunteer Work

Serves on the Board of Directors of Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the international certification board

Peer reviewer for Journal of Violence and Maltreatment
International Red Cross. Family Re-unification unit

American Red Cross. Massachusetts chapter. Area-5 (Boston Central) coordinator

MRC, MassSupport Network. Responder


Other Contributions. International Work

International relief work and national Mental Health projects development, consulting, program management and direct care. Missions with MSF, Caritas International, Tiyatian Health/The Last Mile and other): Chernobyl, Armenia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Liberia, Boston Marathon, Sandy storm, Eastern Ukraine.

Education, Training

1988                     PhD (Clinical psychology). Moscow State Pedagogical University.

1997-1998           Internship at Bellwood Health Services. Toronto.

2003-2004           Clinical Fellowship at Carson Center for Adults and Families. Westfield MA.



2011                      Carol Hacker Award for the excellence in trauma work

Most recent selected workshops, invited speeches and conference presentations

2011      “Psychology of Trauma”. Guest speaker at University of Monrovia. Libera.

2012       “Strengthening Family Resilience in the Face of Adversity”. Presentation at 35th Annual Erich Lindemann Memorial Lecture. MSPP, Boston MA

2012       “Community-Based Psychological Recovery in Complex Emergency”.  Pre-Institute presentation at ISTSS 28th Annual Meeting ‘Beyond Boundaries: Innovations to Expand Services and Tailor Traumatic Stress Treatments’. Los Angeles


2012       “Delivering the Death Notification”. Victim rights conference 'Violent Death, Creating Order from Chaos'. Holyoke MA

2013      “Trauma-Informed Violence Prevention”. Workshop at Providers Council of MA

2013      “Psychology of Traumatic Stress”. Training for Pyatigorsk Linguistic University.

2013- 2014 Invited speaker at MSPP course on Global Trauma

2013       “Training Trauma Specialists”.  Presentation at 2nd International Conference of EMERCOM. Moscow, Russia

2014       “Using community resources in disaster response”. Presentation at 3rd International Conference at EMERCOM. Yekaterinburg, Russia

2014      Training on Psychological First Aid for mental health workers of Eastern Ukraine.



Cherepanov, E. (2014). The psychodrama of Survivorship. Submitted for publication in 2015 at American Journal of Group Therapy and Psychodrama.

Cherepanov, E. (April 2014) Community Recourses in the post-disaster psychological recovery. Ural Federal University. 2nd Multidiscplinary Conference on the working with volunteers in the Emergency. Presentation.

Cherepanov, E. (2013) Professional Training of Trauma Specialists. Presentation at the International Conference: Psychological Consequences of Emergency Situations. Moscow, Russian Ministry of Emergency Affairs.

Cherepanov, E. (2012). The case study: Considering Trauma History…Journal of Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia, IPA HERALD IV, Moscow pp. 36-43

Cherepanov, E. (2-2012) Systems of Mental Health in USA. Journal of Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia, IPA HERALD IV, Moscow  pp. 56-58

Cherepanov, E. (August 2013). Welcome to our colleagues, the psychologists from EMERCOM. Traumatic Stress Points. Volume 27, Issue 4. Publication of ISTSS.

Cherepanov, E. (Spring 2013). Certificate Program in Trauma Studies at Cambridge College. TraumaLines.Online Publications of ATSS.

Е.Фарих, А.Я.Варга, Е.М.Вроно, Г.Я.Цейтлин, Elena Cherepanov (2013). Тот самый Мюнхгаузен. Publications of Association of Family Therapists. Moscow. Retrieved from:  http://www.supporter.ru/pages.php?idr=23&id=337&pageid=2

Cherepanov, E.  (July, 2012) Community-based Psychological Recovery in Complex Emergencies. ISTSS 28th Annual meeting: Beyond Boundaries: Innovations to expand services and tailor treatments.Pre-meeting institute. Program of the conference. P.18.

Cherepanova, E. (2012) Mental Health Systems in USA. Journal of Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia. 2-2012, 232.

Cherepanov, E. (2012) Alternative Hypothesis of the Oedipus Complex: The Little P. Story. Sribed. Retrieved from:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/123534288/Alternative-hypothesis-of-Oedipus-complex-Little-P-Story

Pearson, A., Cherepanov, E. (November/December, 2012). Building a Disaster Behavioral Health Response to Radiological Nuclear Disaster". Journal of Emergency Management, v. 10 (6) p. 413-424.

Cherepanov, E. (November 2011) Psychological Impact of Radio-Nuclear Disasters. TraumaPoints, ISTSS on-line Publications, pp. 3-4

Cherepanov  E. (2010) Considering the Trauma History:  The Clinical Case. Journal of Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia. IV. Moscow, p. 43-44

Cherepanov, E. (2007) Role of the psychologist in the humanitarian work. (On-line publication at the internal  “Doctors without Borders” website.)

Cherepanov, E. (2008) Undocumented refugees with serious mental illnesses. Presented at the Conference at BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation: From Innovation to Practice. April 13-15, 2008

Cherepanov, E. (2008) Teaching Trauma Ethics. Paper presented at the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists Conference. April 2008, Portland ME

Cherepanov, E. (2007) Role of psychologist in the humanitarian work. (On-line publications in the internal “Doctors without Borders” website.)

Cherepanov, E.(2003)  Immigrants Feeling Pressure of New Citizenship Requirements. NASW Newsletter Focus. October 2003.

Cherepanov, E., Arean,  J.V.(April 2003). Reducing Domestic Violence in the US Refugee Communities. Focus, the NASW Newsletter

Cherepanov, E. (2001). Family Matters. Community Magazine What-Where-When. Springfield, MA, Issue 70, 2001

Cherepanov, E. A (1999). Summer in Kosovo. Toronto Center for Psychodrama Newsletter. V. 3, Issue 2, 1999

Cherepanov, E.  (1999) Return From Mission. TraumaNews.March, Volume 8,No.1

Cherepanov, E., Ryan, M.  (1996) Training of Auxiliary Mental Health Workers. In: The Frontline Counselor. Official Publications of the International Association of Trauma Counseling.  P.3

Cherepanov, E. (1997) Counseling of the Forced Migrants. Journal lo Social Work Moscow, p.10-12

Cherepanov, E. (1996 ) Help Your Child and Yourself. Book for Parents of Traumatized Children. Moscow, Prosweschenie. Two editions.

Cherepanov, E. (1995) Future- Vision during Long term Stresses. 4th  European Conference on Traumatic Stress .Paris. 28

 Cherepanov, E. (1995) Self Help in the Emergency Work. Manual for the Emergency Service Personal. Ministry of Internal Affairs, Moscow. 1995, 33 pp.

Cherepanov, E. (1993) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Survivors of Armenian Earthquake .Moscow, 45

Cherepanov, E. (1993) Psychological Aid for Children, Victims of Ethnic Conflicts. In: Special Child. Collected articles of Children Charity Foundation. Moscow, pp. 41- 42

Cherepanov, E. (1994) Death and Funeral Symbols in Traditional Slavonic Cultures. In: 4th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society. Stockholm. Sweden, 12

Cherepanov, E. (1993) Approaches in Social-Psychological Work with Forced Migrants. In: Problems of  Family Policy.  Annual Publications of National Mental Health Center, 3. Moscow.  Pp. 47- 58 .

Cherepanov, E. (1993) Hypnose bei der Therapie des Posttraumatishen Belastungssyndrom. Experimentelle und Klinishe Hypnose. B.1X, H. pp 1. 1-10

Cherepanov, E.  (1993) “ When It Is Impossible...” Popular Scientific Journal. Family and School. 7, 12-14

Cherepanov, E. (1992)  Psychotherapy of Traumatic Stress. In: Information Letter of Moscow State University. Regular  Publications of Moscow Pedagogical     University, Moscow. 27- 30

Cherepanov, E. (1992) Education of the Post-Traumatic Stress Specialists. In: Psychology of Traumatic Stress Today. Annual Publications of Ukrainian Psychological Institute.  Kiev, 43-48

Cherepanov, E. (1992) The Future-Vision in Persons  Suffered from Posttraumatic Stress 5th Forum of   PCA. Amsterdam, 63

Cherepanov, E. (1992) Approaches in Post Traumatic Stress Education of     Psychologists. In: Trauma and Tragedy.   Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 59

 Cherepanov, E.(1990)  PTSD- types of Victims of Earthquake in Armenia. In: 2nd European

Conference on Traumatic Stress. Abstracts, Noordvirkerhout, The Netherlands, 50- 51

Cherepanov, E. (1990) The Use of Suggestive Methods in Psychotherapy of Patients Victims of Armenia Earthquake. In: 5th European Congress of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. Abstracts, Constance, Germany

Cherepanov, E. (1992) Psychology of Traumatic Stress. In: Training and Educational Programs for Social Workers. Collected Programs. Moscow State Pedagogical University, 142-151

Cherepanov, E. (1992) Posttraumatic Stress . In: Research Sessions in Moscow State Pedagogical University. Moscow, 1992

Cherepanov, E. (1991) Teenagers Suffering From Traumatic Stress. In: Pedagogical Education: Problems and Perspectives. Collected Articles of Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, 1991

Cherepanov, E. (1989) Neurotic Self-Reflection. In: 1 st Seminar on  Applied Psychology. Collected Aricles,  Vologda, 75-80

Cherepanov, E. (1988) Rhythmic Sensitivity in Teenagers. In: Applied Psychology, Collected Publications of Moscow Psychological Institute, Moscow, 37-42

Cherepanov, E. (1988) Self- Regulation in Teenagers. In: Personality Development. Annual Publications of Moscow Pedagogical University, Moscow. 25-28

Cherepanov, E. (1987) Personality and Self- Regulation. Regular Scientific Journal Questions of

Psychology, 5, 48- 56

Cherepanov, E. (1987) The Concentration of the Attention in Teenagers. Annual Publication of  Moscow Pedagogical University, Moscow,  158-163

Cherepanov, E. (1987) Correction of Attention Deficit  in the School Setting. In: Applied  Problems of School Psychology, Annual  Publication of Moscow Institute of Psychology. Moscow Psychological               Institute,  Moscow, 127- 129

Cherepanov, E. (1986) “ Something about...”( about child psychiatry),  Family and School, Popular Journal of Science, 11, p. 53

Cherepanov, E.  (1985) Development of Consciousness. Cognitive Approach. In: Problems of Developmental  Diagnostic. Annual Publications of Institute of Psychology. Moscow. 150- 158

Cherepanov, E.(1985)  Personality Changes Related to Attention Deficit. In: Experimental Studies of Personality. Daugavpills, B. 1, 85-94

Cherepanov, E. (1985) “ Think about Yellow Monkey...”.  Periodic Journal of Science Znanie- Sila, 2, pp. 42-43.

Cherepanov, E. (1984) Psychological Service for Parents within the School Setting. In: School Psychology.  Tallinn, 2, 165- 171.

Cherepanov, E. (1984) The Image of the Name. Periodic Journal of Science Znanie- Sila, 6, 31- 32