October 3rd, 2012 – An all NEW episode on The Hands Off Our Children Radio Show! “The Hidden Predator: Female Pedophiles Hunting Our Children” Feat. Silvia Dutchevici and Dr. Christine Hatchard.
Silvia M. Dutchevici, MA, LMSW
Silvia M. Dutchevici is the founder and President of the Critical Therapy Center.
With more than 10 years experience in social services and a passion for psychotherapy, Dutchevici (pronounced ‘doot-*kay*-vitch’) created the Critical Therapy Center in recognition of the need to expand psychoanalytic praxis to include and be mindful of the ways race, class and gender interact with intrapsychic conflicts.
Silvia has a strong background in psychoanalytic theory and trauma, with particular focus on torture. Through the years, dissatisfied with the limits of psychoanalysis, Silvia began incorporating critical pedagogy and liberation psychology in her work with patients, creating “critical therapy”, focusing on issues regarding empowerment and liberation. Critical therapy analyzes the way ideology is present in the clinical hour and believes that psychotherapy requires an interrogation of both the therapist’s and the client’s world view.
Silvia Dutchevici served as the Executive Director of Queens Pride House and prior to founding the Critical Therapy Center, she was on the staff of Sanctuary for Families, the Arab American Family Support Center, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the International League for Human Rights.
Born in Romania, Silvia wanted to help the orphans of her country to ensure a better future for them by joining the Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation, a humanitarian organization working with orphanages through the country, providing technical assistance and educating staff on giving better care. Silvia obtained her master’s degree in social work (MSW) from New York University (NYU). She is also a graduate of the New School for Social Research with a master’s degree (MA) in psychology and a BA in religious studies and political science from Fordham University. She trained at the Bellevue/NYU Survivors of Torture Program, the Parent Child Center of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and the New York Freudian Society.
Silvia is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the New York City Intimate Partner Violence Task Force, and the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee on Mental Health. Silvia has presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, the Diversity Challenge Conference in Boston and throughout the years she has lectured at Fordham University and NYU. She is a founding board member of Black Women’s Blueprint and was profiled in the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.
Dr. Christine Hatchard
Dr. Hatchard is a licensed psychologist and forensic evaluator with a private practice in Eatontown, NJ and a Specialist Professor of Clinical Psychology at Monmouth University (NJ). Currently, she is the Executive Director of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA), the only nonprofit organization in the world providing information, advocacy and support exclusively for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse. In 2011, she released a full-length documentary entitled, “Who will love me: Four stories of mother-daughter sexual abuse.”