William Saltzman

Dr. William Saltzman is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program at CSULB.  He is also Associate Director of the Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the UCLA Semel Institute and has been on staff with the UCLA Child and Family Trauma Psychiatry Program since 1996.  Dr. Saltzman is a nationally recognized leader in the field of child and family trauma and loss and through domestic and international grant funding has developed and implemented a number of large-scale programs for children and families impacted by war, community violence, terrorism, and disaster.  He is lead author on the FOCUS Family Resilience Enhancement Program and Trauma-Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A). Since 2004 his service and scholarly work has focused on service development for military children and families.  His FOCUS Program provides services to hundreds of thousands of military family members at 21 major military installations across the United States.  A recent grant award with the SAMHSA, National Child Traumatic Stress Network will also enable him to disseminate the FOCUS and TGCT-A Program nationally from 2012-2016. Dr. Saltzman is a practicing clinician as well and teaches trauma and grief counseling, couples therapy, introduction to clinical interviewing, and supervises practica in the MFT Program.

Alternate Email: wsaltzman@sbcglobal.net