Laurie Furman

About Laurie

Serving Couples, Children, Adults, Families

Laurie Furman, MS, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been serving children, adolescents and their families since 1989. Laurie has worked in a range of settings including community mental health centers, long-term inpatient mental health psychiatric facilities, family services agencies, and private practice.

Laurie focuses on improving relationships and strengthening families. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, she offers a personalized approach to help you (and your family) achieve your desired personal growth. Laurie consults with schools and institutions that serve children; she provides parent training workshops and group therapy for children and their parents on such topics as grief/loss, divorce, social skills, and gifted/talented needs.

Education

  • B.A. Psychology – Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • M.S. Developmental Psychology – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Subspecialties: Social Policy, Statistics)
  • M.S.W. Social Work – George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Dual concentration: Children and Youth and Mental Health, Family Therapy Specialization)

Professional Development

Presentations
Presented 20 papers and workshops at local and national conferences in the area of child development, social work, and education

Publications
Authored and coauthored 8 articles in professional journals in the area of education, child development, and social policy including: Developmental Psychology and Child Development. List is available upon request.

Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) (Laurie is an EMDR and EMDR HAP facilitator, a certified EMDR and EMDR HAP consultant, EMDR HAP lead coordinator and EMDRIA Co-Regional Coordinator in the St. Louis area)