Lindsay Koskinen, PhD, LCSW-C, received her master of social work degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work and her doctoral degree from Fordham University. Dr. Koskinen has a broad background in teaching, research, and clinical practice. She has been an adjunct faculty member for six years, teaching clinical practice classes including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Social Work Practice with Children and Families, and Social Work Research Methods at Fordham University and Ramapo College.

Dr. Koskinen has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, specializing in children and families, using evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, and issues related to parental separation and divorce. Dr. Koskinen has worked extensively with families who have adopted children to address attachment issues and strengthen family bonds. She also works with individuals and their psychiatrists to reduce dependency on psychotropic medication. Dr. Koskinen chaired a Child Study Team in northern New Jersey, conducting staff workshops and providing oversight of district Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for children with special education needs.

Dr. Koskinen has collaborated with and published research to advance our understanding of the present crisis of mass incarceration in the United States and the complex and cumulative trauma prevalent in incarcerated adults. Her research investigates coping strategies, including spiritual coping practices, and their impact on the mental health status of prison inmates. Dr. Koskinen has volunteered in prisons providing group therapy as well as clinical evaluations for inmates’ court cases.

Email: lindsay.koskinen@ssw.umaryland.edu  Courses: SOWK 632: Social Work Practice with Groups and Families


MSW, Columbia University
PhD, Fordham University