Debbie Bauer, LCSW holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University and a Clinical License in Social Work from the state of Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, Debbie has worked in a variety of settings such as educational, forensic, and psychotherapeutic. Debbie has been an adjunct professor for at least 12 years at HACC, both Harrisburg and York campuses, teaching in the Human Services Department. Debbie’s experience and training in forensic interviewing and evaluations has evolved over the past 18 years. Debbie offers forensic evaluations on child abuse for court proceedings.
Her special interest is in assisting children, adolescents, adults and their families with a variety of behavioral, social and emotional problems. These problems include depression, anxiety, sexual and/or physical trauma, post-traumatic stress, parent/child relationship issues, self harm and self-esteem. Additionally, she has worked with adult survivors of child sexual assault/abuse.
Debbie has an extensive professional history of providing training. She is passionate about ending child abuse and teaching children how to be safe. Her training has offered opportunity to work towards these goals. Additionally, she has attended numerous trainings in play therapy, trauma and abuse, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Debbie also is a CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) professional out of Dauphin County. Debbie’s experience has required her to assist first responders who endure tragic situations based on the job duties that they perform.
In her free time, Debbie enjoys riding motor cycle, ball room dancing, and looks forward to this Fall where she will be checking a hot air balloon ride off her bucket list. Debbie’s precious companions are Mocha and Biscuit, her beautiful pups.