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Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD - Fielding Graduate University. Philadelphia, PA, US

Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University

Philadelphia, PA, UNITED STATES

Infant and developmental expert specialized in families living with challenges + needed support in micro and macro relational environments

Biography

Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD is a child and family psychotherapist who has worked with children and families for over forty years. She is Founder and Director of Pennsylvania Lifespan Services, a family-focused practice of developmental and mental health professionals with offices in Clarks Summit and Narberth, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Lifespan Services has nationally led excellent care and provided services for many since 1982.

Salazar received a BS from New York University and MSS from Smith College, followed by a post graduate psychoanalytic certificate in the treatment of children from the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute, New York City.

She has practiced, consulted, published, lectured, and trained with a focus on developmental and family care, and taught at Columbia University, Marywood University, Keystone College and ICDL Graduate School. She currently is on the faculties of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Medical School, Fielding University, Profectum Academy (and was a founding member), The Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Fellowship Program at UMass Napa. Salazar is PA Touchpoints site coordinator, having co-founded the first medical Touchpoints program. She worked in the office of three PA governors as a child-care consultant and was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council for Children. Salazar was also appointed to the PA Department of Welfare Workgroup to establish Autism Assessment Policy and clinically directed both the ASD Comprehensive Assessment Project and the PA Department of Early Intervention Reflective Supervision Project. Proudly, Salazar chaired candidate Obama’s first Autism Workgroup; this group drafted a bill that became ASD Federal Law.

Salazar has received many professional awards, among them the first Sally Provence Award for excellence in infant and family practice from Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Girl Scouts of America Professional of the Year award and National Guidance Counselors Association Professional Excellence award, all Washington, D.C.

Industry Expertise (4)

Mental Health Care Education/Learning Social Services Research

Areas of Expertise (4)

Infant and Early Childhood Development Family Mental Health Developmental Approaches to Autism Autism Assessment and Treatment

Education (5)

Children’s Hospital, Boston MA: Certification, Training in Touchpoints 1983

American Institute For Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute And Center: Certification in Psychoanalytic Evaluation and Treatment, Psychoanalytic evaluation and treatment 1979

Post Graduate Center for Psychotherapy: N/A, Infant and family practice from Zero to Three 1977

Smith College for Social Work: MSW, Clinical Social Work 1976

New York University: BS, Social Work/Psychology 1972

Affiliations (5)

  • Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders Advisory Board ; Member
  • National Federation of Societies for Clinical Social Work, Inc. : Member
  • Pennsylvania State Society for Clinical Social Work : Member
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers : Member
  • National Association for the Education of the Young Child : Member

Articles (2)

Putting Families First: Family Occupations and Family-Centered Therapy (2017) Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Second Edition (Chapter 8)

Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L; DeLana Honaker, PhD, OTR, FAOTA; and Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD

Eds. Amy Wagenfeld, PhD OTR/L SCEM FAOTA ; Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA OTR/L SCLV FAOTA ; Delana Honaker, PhD OTR FAOTA
Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Second Edition delivers essential information for occupational therapy assistant students and practitioners in a succinct and straightforward format. In collaboration with a wide range of highly skilled and expert professionals from clinical practice and academia, Amy Wagenfeld, Jennifer Kaldenberg, and DeLana Honaker present an interprofessional perspective to pediatric clinical foundations, theory, and practical application activities in a highly accessible and engaging format.

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Putting Families First: Family Occupations and Family-Centered Therapy (2017) Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice (Chapter 8)

Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L; DeLana Honaker, PhD, OTR, FAOTA; and Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD

Eds. Amy Wagenfeld, PhD OTR/L SCEM FAOTA ; Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA OTR/L SCLV FAOTA ; Delana Honaker, PhD OTR FAOTA
Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Second Edition delivers essential information for occupational therapy assistant students and practitioners in a succinct and straightforward format. In collaboration with a wide range of highly skilled and expert professionals from clinical practice and academia, Amy Wagenfeld, Jennifer Kaldenberg, and DeLana Honaker present an interprofessional perspective to pediatric clinical foundations, theory, and practical application activities in a highly accessible and engaging format.

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