Heather Finn, LICSWClose Bio
Heather Finn, LICSW, a founding partner of SMARTmoves, and a practicing licensed, clinical social worker who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families impacted by experiences of complex trauma and adversity. After earning her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 2001, Heather’s path led her to work with children and families in a variety of settings including: Shelter care, residential treatment, community based and outpatient treatment programs. In 2009, she was introduced to SMART at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA and became an active contributor to the model’s development as a member of the clinical, training and consulting team.
Presently, Heather is a lead trainer and consultant in the SMART model and facilitates learning opportunities for clinicians, milieu counselors, and educators across the United States and internationally. She also maintains a part time private practice treating children, adolescents, and adults. Heather is passionate about increasing access to high quality trauma informed training and effective treatments that support safe opportunities for moving, playing, healing, and growing.
Heather is a co-author on the SMART book – “Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing and Attaching-Building“. She is also the lead co-author of the article The Boy Who Was Hit in the Face: Somatic Regulation and Processing of Preverbal Complex Trauma, published through the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma in 2017.