Monica Roizner, EdD
Dr. Roizner is a Massachusetts licensed psychologist and registered health service provider. She has provided clinical services, developed and implemented behavioral health services for children, families and couples and provided training, consultation and technical assistance to programs throughout the US. She has extensive experience in the areas of child trauma, domestic violence and family and couples’ therapy.
For many years Dr. Roizner provided consultation and technical assistance to SAMHSA and behavioral health programs throughout the US. Her work helped programs implement evidence-based services for children and families. In her long-standing tenure as Director of Clinical Services at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), Dr. Roizner worked closely with the developers of evidence-based treatments in adopting treatments of demonstrated efficacy. Her work brought Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Alternatives for Families CBT for families with experiences of aggression and volatility, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Attachment, Regulation and Competence (ARC) and motivational interviewing to multiple clinics throughout the Commonwealth. Her sought and received supported through grants from The Boston Foundation, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, The Cummings and The Tower Foundations and others. She partnered with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base program to design and implement services to Military Families.
Prior to MSPCC Dr. Roizner was a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School, a clinician and coordinator at the Trauma Evaluation and Intervention Team at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston and a research associate at the Technical Assistance Center for the Evaluation of Children’s Mental Health Systems. She conducted evaluations of children, parents and families including trauma evaluations and parenting evaluations. As Director of Clinical Services at Casa Myrna Vazquez. At the latter, she oversaw clinical, legal and economic self-sufficiency programs.
Dr. Roizner affiliation with William James College (WJC, former Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) began in 2011. She taught Professional Issues and Ethics and Advanced Topics in Community Mental Health and co-directed the PATHWAYS program –a collaboration among William James College, MSPCC and the Boston Public Schools to provide clinical services to high-school students. Dr. Roizner joined WJC Juvenile Court Clinic Operations in 2017. She provides court ordered evaluations of adolescents and parents and providing testimony to the Court. She is fluent in Spanish and has in-depth knowledge of the Latino and Jewish communities.