Donna Newberne, MA, LPCS, serves as the Mental Health Clinic Director, Quality Assurance Manager, and clinical faculty with the NC Child Treatment Program. She has more than 13 years of clinical experience working with traumatized families. In 2004, she graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education. Ms. Newberne is a Master Trainer in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and enjoys training other professionals in and outside of North Carolina. She conducts in-depth trauma-informed mental health assessments, and provides evidence-based mental health treatments including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternative for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and SPARCS. Ms. Newberne has worked in various Durham County elementary and high schools linking families to community resources and helping adolescents learn more effective ways to cope, problem-solve, and communicate.

Areas of Focus: SPARCS; Clinical Supervision and Consultation; Cultural Sensitivity, Awareness, and Competence; Training and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination/Implementation