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Amy Escott, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing evidence based, group and individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents at Children’s Advocacy Services. Mrs. Escott received her Master’s degree in Child Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University.  Within her training program, Mrs. Escott gained expertise in the development, assessment, and treatment of child psychopathology, particularly anxiety disorders. In her position at CASGSL, Mrs. Escott provides treatment to clients who have been exposed to various types of trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence, community violence, and traumatic grief. Mrs. Escott also collaborates with the Center for Violence Prevention through the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University on the Girls Aspiring Toward Independence project, a research project testing the effectiveness of a trauma-focused group therapy program for teen girls in the Child Welfare System. Additionally, Mrs. Escott co-directs CASGSL’s Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, a brief therapy program designed to reduce the impact of trauma on children and families within the first thirty days after a child has experienced or disclosed a traumatic event. Her clinical interests include assessment of trauma symptoms in early childhood, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma (ITCT), treatment for children with sexual behavior problems, and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS).