Dr. Robert Walsh, Clinical Director of the newly established CSJ Traumatology Institute, and esteemed member of the College’s Psychology and Human Services faculty will deliver the commencement address to the CSJ Class of 2018. The commencement ceremony is scheduled for May 26 at 1 p.m. in the Athletic Center.
Dr. Walsh was instrumental in the formation and development of the CSJ Traumatology Institute, which launched in January of this year, and he serves as its Clinical Director. Designed specifically for professionals who deal with trauma and its emotional impact, the program was established to provide advanced education, training, research and humanitarian aid.
An Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services, Dr. Walsh has extensive experience and education in the field of social work. He has provided training on the short-term and long-term effects of critical and traumatic incidents, PTSD, and other potentially self-injurious or destructive behaviors to State Police from Vermont and other states. In private practice, Dr. Walsh works with violent offenders and victims of violent crimes, utilizing restorative paradigms. He is also the clinical team lead for Vermont’s Department of Children and Families, responding to vicarious trauma in the workforce. In recent weeks he has been working with Fair Haven High School and the greater community following a school shooting threat.
Dr. Walsh is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management. He is also Board-Certified as a Clinical Traumatologist with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.
College of St. Joseph was founded in 1956 by the Sisters of St. Joseph and has served the Rutland community as a small, independent, nonprofit Catholic institution. CSJ offers 20 undergraduate degree programs and 12 graduate programs, including an MBA program and the first and only Traumatology Institute in Vermont.