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Debra Chatman-Finley, LPC, NCC


Debra Chatman-Finley, is a licensed Professional Counselor and National Board-Certified Counselor in private practice in Montclair, NJ. She is an Adjunct Professor at New York University where she teaches Racial and Social Micro Aggressions in Clinical Practice. She is the former Director of Clinical Services at The Resource Center for Women and Their Families, providing counseling services for domestic violence victims.

Ms. Chatman-Finley earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Seton Hall University and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is also a graduate and former Associate Faculty of the Multicultural Family Institute.

In addition, Ms. Chatman-Finley is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, Mass. Ms. Chatman-Finley’s study in traumatic stress strengthened her integrating trauma and racial justice to concentrate on the traumatic effects of racial trauma on BIPOC.

Ms. Chatman-Finley has also facilitated numerous workshops such as Being BIPOC: The Ongoing Challenge of Visibility and Invisibility, Racism, Culture and Dissociation, Micro-Aggressions: Making the Invisible Visible, Beyond 20/20 Vision: Examining Racism Through Trauma Lens, Intersection of Complex and Racial Trauma in Parents of Color and Unmasking Race with Interracial Couples.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Chatman-Finley maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Chatman-Finley is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, the International Society of Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and EMDR International Association.