Linda Yael Schiller MSW, LICSW, is in private clinical and consulting practice in Watertown, Massachusetts, and was an associate professor at Boston University School of Social Work for 20 years. A graduate of Boston University School of Social Work and Bar Ilan University School of Social Work in Israel, she has more than 25 years of clinical practice and works within an integrative, holistic, and relational framework. Her areas of specialization include trauma work, use of expressive therapies, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), energy medicine modalities, dreamwork, a spiritual and body/mind perspective, and group work. She is trained or certified in many of the new body/mind therapies, including thought field therapy, emotional freedom technique, Tapas acupressure technique, Reiki, hypnosis, sensorimotor integration, and healing from the body level up. In addition to her clinical practice, she trains nationally, offers consultation and supervision, and facilitates dreamwork groups and supervision groups. Ms. Schiller is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and audiotapes on working with trauma, group work from a relational perspective, dreamwork, and working within a holistic framework in clinical practice. Her original theory on relational group work is listed in the Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups.
Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS, received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York. He is in the process of completing a doctoral degree in counseling. Mr. Russotti co-facilitates the RESPECT batterer intervention program operated by the Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council in Rochester, New York. Through Resolve of Greater Rochester, he developed a curriculum that initiates discussion around intimate partner violence with high school and college students. He also works as a research project director, coordinator, and therapist at Mt. Hope Family Center in Rochester, where he is examining the effects of maltreatment on young children and the efficacy of various treatment models designed to address childhood trauma exposure.