Carolyn Hanesworth, PhD, LCSW
Hello, and thank you for visiting my CTI Training Site! I am a social worker with 26 years of experience in direct practice, administration and consultation related to mental health and homeless services. In addition to having a private psychotherapy practice, I am a professor of social work at Mercy College and an independent consultant and certified trainer with the Center for the Advancement of Critical Time Intervention (CACTI), at CUNY/Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work (www.criticaltime.org) (https://www.criticaltime.org/)
In 2016, I became the Project Director for a multi-year pilot study examining the implementation of CTI for Rapid Rehousing in seven Connecticut agencies. As part of this work, I co-developed a new practitioner toolkit and manual for CTI. In my role at CACTI, I am engaged in multiple projects involving the dissemination of this work across the country. I have trained several organizations across the United States in CTI, including those serving people experiencing homelessness, chronic mental illness, incarceration, foster care, and addiction.
I truly enjoy training professionals in Critical Time Intervention, and I believe it is the best model available for assisting individuals during a critical time of transition. It is also a clear, ethical and respectful way to provide services. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your work!