GenPsych Represented at CGE’s Annual Trauma Conference

It was an honor to represent GenPsych at The Center for Great Expectations‘ 2018 Trauma at the Core Conference on Friday, December 7 2018. The conference entitled Trauma at the Core: Treating Adults and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder took place at at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg, NJ. According to their website, The Center for Great Expectations provides assistance for adults and their children needing long-term treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. They also assist pregnant and parenting adolescents with co-occurring mental health disorders and their children.

The CDC reported over 70,000 US deaths due to overdose in 2017. The conference brought together 150 professionals in the substance use disorder field for this professional development opportunity. Included among those professionals, GenPsych was represented from two of our sites: Bridgewater and Livingston. 

Among speakers at the conference were Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lisa Najavits, Author of Seeking Safety and Dr. John Briere, Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine, USC and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center, and Dr. Denise Hien of the Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies. To follow the whole event on social media, use the hashtag #traumaatthecore on Facebook or Twitter.

Pictured from left to right are Jennifer Unger (Co-Occurring Clinical Coordinator for our Livingston site), Karen Lazar (Regional Community Liaison), and Jackie Kerwin (Primary Therapist for Co-Occurring at our Bridgewater site).Pictured from left to right are Jackie Kerwin (Primary Therapist for Co-Occurring at our Bridgewater site), Karen Lazar (Regional Community Liaison), and Jennifer Unger (Co-Occurring Clinical Coordinator for our Livingston site).

About GenPsych

GenPsych PC is the premier New Jersey mental health outpatient treatment provider with various levels of care. We offer a Partial Care Program, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Individual Outpatient services. GenPsych Specializes in Depression Treatment, Anxiety Treatment, Eating Disorder Treatment and Substance Abuse Treatment.

We offer psychiatric evaluations, medication protocols, substance abuse treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy at all our locations.

Learn more about GenPsych’s mental health programs.

Schedule an appointment.


Founded in 2005, GenPsych is New Jersey’s premier mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. We treat mental health illness, drug & alcohol addiction and eating disorders. GenPsych is dedicated to helping our clients regain their emotional and physical health in a safe, supportive environment.


© 2020 by Genpsych. Website Design by JKI Marketing