Norman Travis, Ph.D.
(908) 526-1177 ext. 41
Dr. Norman Travis has over forty years of clinical experience primarily as a family therapist and child psychologist. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1973 at Rutgers University. While there he conducted research analyzing the effects of alcohol consumption on memory, and also had extensive clinical experience with veterans, children, and families. For over thirty years he directed the Child Therapeutic Day School at UMDNJ, and played the lead role in initiating and developing the child inpatient and residential programs there. Prior to that he directed a children's outpatient unit while with the Children's Psychiatric Center in Monmouth County. Over the years he has provided clinical supervision and training to well over 200 psychologists and other mental health professionals and students.
Dr. Travis draws on his extensive experience and knowledge of child and family development in his clinical work. His approach is solution-focused, and he works with clients throughout the life cycle, often utilizing a combination of individual and family therapy. Particular specialties include dealing with serious illness, dying, and grief; issues related to adoption; challenges faced by people with Asperger's and their families, and helping families reduce internal tensions and conflicts. He also works extensively with older adults and is a Medicare provider.
- April 1985 to Present: Psychologist, Associates in Psychological Services, P.A.
- August 2014 - Present: Workshop co-facilitator, Journey of the Broken Heart
- August 2013 - Present: Co-founder and Partner, Center for Grief Services
- September 1979 to February 2010: Director, Child Therapeutic Day School
- September 1982 to August 1992: Associate in Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- September 1980 to Present: Field Supervisor, GSAPP
- May 1975 to Present: Private Practice in Clinical Psychology, Highland Park, NJ
- December 1972 to August 1979: Staff Psychologist, Outpatient Coordinator, Children's Psychiatric Center
- September 1971 to June 1972: Staff Consultant, Sex Offender Unit
- September 1970 to June 1972: Staff Psychologist, Skillman Training for Boys
- September 1967 to August 1970: Intern, Veterans Administration