Renee Roman, LMSW

Renee Roman, LMSW is a practicing New York State Licensed Social Worker with over thirty-one years of experience. She is currently self-employed as a Consultant and Trainer. She attended Alfred University for her bachelor’s degree and obtained her master’s in social work from SUNY Albany with a concentration in children and families. Ms. Roman practiced as a Clinical Social Worker for several years in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. She relocated to New York in 1995 where she continued to work with children and families. Ms. Roman served as the Director of Clinical Services when the START Children’s Center (a child advocacy center) opened in November 1998. From 1999 until 2019 she served as the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center growing the program from three staff to over 25 and managed a 1.3-million-dollar budget. Aside from her clinical and administrative experience, Ms. Roman functioned as the primary Forensic Interviewer for the agency. Ms. Roman has interviewed over 1,500 children alleged to be a victim of abuse or witness to abuse or violence. She is one of the original authors of the New York State Forensic Interviewing Best Practice. She was a contributor to and co-author of the NCA nationally approved updated Forensic Interviewing Best Practices curriculum. Ms. Roman also coauthored New York State Advanced Forensic Interviewing Best Practices. Ms. Roman has trained thousands of Forensic Interviewers, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Child Protective Workers since 2003. Ms. Roman is a trainer in Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (PSB-CBT-A) and a within agency trainer for the adolescent model. She has been treating youth with problematic sexual behaviors and training on the topic for 5 years. She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on topics related to her practice. Ms. Roman trains Senior Leaders for the successful implementation of PSB-CBT in communities. She has experience implementing these programs in her own community and oversaw the project to implement the adolescent program in New York State. Ms. Roman was an adjunct professor at SUNY Albany in the MSW Program. She specializes in topics of the dynamics of family violence, evidence-based treatment for family violence and child welfare.  She is the Project Director for the Sexual Abuse Dynamic and Intervention Training and Brief Interview Training for Fordham University.  In this role she coordinates and trains all New York State Child Welfare workers on how to complete a child sexual abuse investigation as well as how to conduct interviews with children in the child welfare system.