Director of Trauma Informed Care, Institute to Transform Child Protection, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Miriam Itzkowitz is the director of trauma-informed care for the Institute for Children, Families and Communities at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In her role, she develops and implements trauma-informed education and programming in the child welfare system. She also serves as the social work supervisor in the Child Protection Clinic, working with graduate social work students to link theory and practice and to serve the clients represented in the Child Protection Clinic. Miriam’s clinical experience is in counseling adults and adolescents in clinical, home, and school settings. In her work at her private practice, Miriam uses an eclectic approach to individual, couples, and group therapy, incorporating cognitive, creative, and holistic techniques to assist clients in sustaining authentic identities, coping with difficulties, and overcoming trauma. Miriam is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. She received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her MSW from the University of Minnesota School of Social Work.