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Michelle Charness JD, PsyD, LCSW


Michelle Charness, JD, PsyD, LCSW, is a former assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where she specialized in the prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. She earned her PsyD in clinical psychology with a focus on trauma, attachment theory, and affect regulation.

Additionally, she is an LCSW in California, where her practice concentrates on patients suffering from trauma stemming from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

She has contributed to the books Voices of Pain, Voices of Hope, Students Speak About Racism, and others. She has also co-authored "Women and Money: Cultural Contrasts and Women and Money: Identities In Flux."

Michelle has taught at California State University Northridge in the MSW department regarding the intersection of law, psychology, and social welfare. She is committed to continuing to research the interplay between law and social welfare in the justice system.

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