Beth Silverman-Yam

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Clinical Advisor, Community Action Program of Gibney Dance

Beth Silverman-Yam, DSW, LCSW was the Director of Clinical Programs at Sanctuary for Families from 1994 – 2014 where she was responsible for crisis shelters, individual group counseling, and advocacy services for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking. A social work clinician, program developer and administrator for more than 40 years, Dr. Silverman-Yam has served in leadership roles with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, labor-based social service programs and the British Govt. Dept. of Social Services in Southeast London. She was a full-time member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Social Work where she taught Advanced Generalist Practice, Advocacy and Clinical Practice in the World of Work. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia teaching a course on Domestic Violence. She has an MSW from Columbia and a doctorate from the City University of New York. Dr. Silverman-Yam is currently the Clinical Advisor for Gibney Dance Community Action, the first program to unite survivors of domestic violence and dancers.