Roger S Friedman
Dr. Roger S. Friedman is a licensed psychologist and social worker with over 33 years of clinical experience in providing individual, couples and family therapy. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University Of Maryland Graduate School Of Social Work where he received the Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He currently teaches graduate level courses in Family Therapy and Psychopathology/DSM 5.
Dr. Friedman provides consultation, training and organizational development services with focus on clinical assessment skills, family-centered practice and the impact of secondary traumatic stress on helpers. He has consulted with the Maryland Office of Adult Services, the DHR State Office of Child Protective Services, many local departments of social services in Maryland and state child welfare systems in Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Pennsylvania.
He has presented workshops at many national and regional conferences and published over 15 articles on secondary trauma in human services, organizational change and family practice in public agency social work. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Psychological Association, and a Fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Strength. In the summer 2011, Dr. Friedman founded the first of its kind, family-centered overnight camp for Kinship Care families involved in the child welfare system in partnership with Harris County (Houston) Texas Department of Protective Services.
Dr. Friedman published his first co-authored book in July, 2016 with John M. Hardy Publishers entitled Tower Sniper: The Terror of America’s First Active Shooter on Campus. He participated in the Memoir Writing Workshop at the Iowa University Writer’s Festival in Iowa City during the summer of 2016, and is a regular member of the Authors Guild.
Dr. Friedman received a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1981, a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland in 1978, and a BS in Social Psychology from Northwestern University in 1970. He and his wife, Roz Beroza, LCSW-C, live in Silver Spring, Maryland and have three grown children, Amanda, Michaela and David.
Awards and Recognition
- FIRST PLACE in Texas Association of Authors 2016 2nd Annual Short Story Competition Category: Non-Fiction Biography - Story Title: "A Diamond in the Rough"