Dr. Duffy received her clinical psychology doctoral degree from DePaul University and completed her doctoral internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Behavioral Health Services in Chicago. Prior to earning a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, she was a special education teacher and earned a Master of Arts degree in special education. Dr. Duffy has several years of experience working with children, families and adults in hospital, outpatient, community and educational settings. She has combined her education background and clinical training to specialize in working with children and adolescents in the school setting and in conducting psychological assessments. Additionally, Dr. Duffy has received extensive training in therapy approaches for children, adolescents and adults who have experienced one-time or chronic trauma. She has also trained others in use of these approaches. In addition to private practice, Dr. Duffy is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Dominican University where she teaches and advises students and conducts research related to trauma exposure in urban communities. Dr. Duffy also trains and supervises doctoral level students providing trauma-informed psychotherapy to youth and families who have experienced a violent trauma. The Healing Trauma Treatment Program is run in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Dr. Duffy was born in Harlem, New York and was raised in a large family in southern California. She is first generation American of Belizean heritage. She attended the University of Southern California for her undergraduate degree in psychology. Dr. Duffy enjoys traveling the world and has visited over 30 countries. She lives in Oak Park with her husband and two children.
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