Christine Dinsmore
journalist, writer, editor & consultant
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CHRISTINE DINSMORE
P.O. Box 152
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 246-2195
cd156@columbia.edu

Summary of Qualifications
Journalist, author and photographer with strong editing, reporting, writing and photo editing skills. Proficient in Word,
Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver. Self-starter and leader as demonstrated by a 30-year career in human services
and private psychotherapy practice.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Free-lance Writer 1998 – present

  • Report and write on politics, labor, women’s issues, human interest and sports for Kingston Daily Freeman, Woodstock Times, New York Blade News, The Nation and Ms. Magazine.

  • Write and edit for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Wrote The State of the World’s Children 2001– main text and sidebar; panels in The State of the World’s Children 2002; op-ed pieces for its executive director; edited The State of the World’s Children 2003 web version; and wrote Annual Report 2003. Writer and editor for the United Nations Special Session on Children and production editor of The State of the World’s Children 2004 print and on-line versions. Write and edit agency booklets, pamphlets, reports and magazine articles.

  • Wrote a bi-monthly column for InsideOut.

Adjunct Faculty Member - Pratt Institute. 2003 - 2004

  • Taught introduction to journalism to undergraduate writing and art majors.

Reporter - New York Blade News. 1997 - 1998

  • Covered city and state government, labor, health and news from Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island for weekly New York City newspaper. Covered the Gay Games in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1998.

Author - From Surviving to Thriving: Incest, Feminism and Recovery (SUNY Press, 1991). This book is written for survivors of childhood trauma and for clinicians who work in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recovery.

Psychotherapist - Private Practice. 1988 – 1996

  • Specialized in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Provided group and individual psychotherapy.
  • Provided play therapy for physically and sexually abused children.
  • Provided assessments and recommendations for treatment plans to Ulster County Family Court.
  • Trained clinicians in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder.

Adjunct Faculty Member - State University of New York at New Paltz. 1990 – 1996

  • Taught graduate and undergraduate women’s studies classes, including global feminism.

Adjunct Faculty Member - Marist College. 1988 – 1990

  • Taught undergraduate women’s studies and history classes in Green Haven Correctional Facility.

New York State Division For Youth 1974 – 1986

  • Residential Juvenile Delinquency Rehabilitation.

Facility Director 1980 – 1986

  • Responsible for overall programming for a residential treatment center.
  • Budget preparation and management.
  • Program design and evaluation.

Assistant Director 1978 – 1980

  • Responsible for counseling program and case management.
  • Responsible for education program.

Counselor 1976 – 1978

  • Responsible for counseling 20 adolescents.
    Responsible for coordinating overall services for 20 adolescents.

Teacher 1974 – 1976

  • Taught remedial reading and writing at a residential school.

DAWN Counseling Center 1972 – 1974

  • Responsible for individual, group and family counseling.
AWARDS
  • Project Censored Award –- One of top 10 stories of 1998 for “Women’s Health: A Casualty of Hospital Merger Mania”
    in Ms. (July, 1998).
  • SUNY New Paltz –- Alumni of the Year Award, 1986.
EDUCATION
  • Certificate, New Media Workshop – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2002 and 2005.
  • M.S., Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 1997.
  • Certificate, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Level I and II, 1995.
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Union Graduate School. Dissertation: Sexual Abuse Recovery, 1988.
  • M.P.S., Education, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1980.
  • B.S., English Education, University of Bridgeport, 1972.

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