Carolyn Hanesworth, PhD, LCSW
Hello, and thank you for visiting my CTI Training Site! I am a social worker with 28 years of experience in direct practice, administration and consultation related to mental health and homeless services. In addition to being 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, I am a psychotherapist in private practice.
In 2016, I became the Project Director for a multi-year pilot study examining the implementation of Critical Time Intervention 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 in their lives. It is also a clear, ethical and respectful way to provide services to those in need. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your work!