Mariah Rooney is a senior TA consultant at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include supporting capacity-building to prevent and address the effects of violence and trauma within individual agencies and schools, national and state agencies, state-wide coalitions, and multi-agency collaboratives. Rooney also develops trauma-related training materials, toolkits, curricula, and assessment tools and provides training and technical assistance on topics that include trauma and trauma-informed care, mental health, vicarious trauma and self-care, and best practice implementation and systems change strategies.
Rooney has extensive experience in clinical work with children and adults treating the complex challenges that arise as a result of traumatic stress, attachment trauma, intergenerational trauma, and dissociation. Additionally, her research, consultation, and writing has focused on areas such as gender-related violence, military trauma, trauma-informed embodiment practices, developmental trauma, and systems-level interventions to prevent and address the impacts of trauma.
Previously, Rooney was a psychotherapist practicing in outpatient, community, hospital and specialty care settings; a fellow at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute; an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas; and a consultant for the NCTSN’s Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders.
M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas; B.A., University of Minnesota, Sociology