Dr. Norm 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. 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 issues related to adoption, challenges faced by people with Asperger’s and their families, helping families reduce internal tensions and conflicts, and navigating difficult life transitions such as divorce or the death of a family member.
Dr. Travis enjoys the outdoors, the arts, challenging puzzles, gardening, building rock walls and sunsets.