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The NYC Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project

Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the director of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, and a private practitioner working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He provides psychotherapy services that address trauma, cross addiction, hypersexual behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual orientation confusion. He also functions as an Adjunct Professor for the Social Work Department at Iona College, Rutgers University and Touro college.  He teaches courses on Trauma, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy and Psychodynamics In Clinical Social Work Practice.

Dr. Crocker holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. He holds two Post-Graduate Certificates; one in Advanced Clinical Social Work and Individual Psychotherapy and the other in Group Psychotherapy as well as  training at the Object Relations Institute. His graduate and postgraduate training has included a focus on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sexual trauma, compulsivity and aggression. Additionally, he has received training at the Sexual Abuse, Addiction and Aggression Training and Treatment Institute (SATTI) in New York City. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between hypersexual behavior and attachment disorders.  His research has been published in the Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addiction, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.

Dr. Crocker has provided clinical services for over twenty years working in a variety of human service agencies and mental health clinics. He worked in the field of trauma and abuse for over ten years which has included his tenure as the Director of the Lexington Child Abuse and Disabilities Program and as the past Chair of the Queens Borough President’s Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment. Dr. Crocker was also honored in April 2007 by the Child Abuse Prevention Program as a Community Hero for his work as the Director of the New York City Abuse and Disabilities Program In Jackson Heights Queens.

Dr. Crocker is a State Education Department Approved Trainer on Child Abuse Identification and Reporting. He has developed several training modules on abuse intervention, working with trauma survivors and diagnosing and treating sexual compulsivity. He continues to provide consulting services to several agencies throughout New York City as well as directing the day-to-day activities of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project.

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