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Leadership Team


Catherine Classen, PhD, Director, Division of Trauma Recovery Services

Catherine Classen, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the UCSF Division of Trauma Recovery Services, Director of the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) and Director of Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC). Previously she was a professor at the University of Toronto, the Academic Leader of the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and a senior scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. She is both a researcher and clinician who has been working in the field of psychological trauma for over 25 years. A primary focus of her research has been investigating psychotherapeutic interventions for survivors of chronic traumatization. She has numerous publications on interventions for complex trauma, the long-term effects of chronic traumatization, and on the principles and techniques for providing trauma-informed care. She is a past-president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, among other distinctions. Throughout her career, she has maintained a clinical practice and has continued to develop her clinical expertise through both her practice and ongoing clinical training. She is a certified sensorimotor psychotherapist, which is a somatosensory approach to working with trauma survivors.

Alicia Boccellari, PhD, Director of Special Programs

Alicia Boccellari, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Chief Psychologist in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG).  Dr. Boccellari is the founder of the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center (TRC), which she launched in 2001. She is also the former Director of TRC.  The TRC is designed to provide comprehensive mental health, case management and psychosocial services to survivors of violent crime.  The TRC also oversees the Survivors International Program (SI), a program designed to treat survivors of political torture.  SI has been designated a National Center for the Treatment of Torture.  The TRC evidence-based model of care is being replicated in other cities in California, as well as elsewhere in the US.  In addition, Dr. Boccellari has conducted longitudinal research and randomized clinical trials on a variety of topics including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury and homelessness.  An overarching goal of this research is to not only contribute to evidence-based clinical practices, but to potentially influence public policy and to improve healthcare services for underserved populations in the public sector.

Jon Dean Green, MBA, MPH, Division Administrator

Jon Dean Green is the Division Administrator for Trauma Recovery Services and has been with the Division since 2001. Mr. Green previously worked for the Indian Health Service, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Marin County Health Department and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Mr. Green holds a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration. His area of interest is health care for rural and underserved populations.