Ellen Nasper, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New Haven where she specializes in the treatment of adults with complex post traumatic and dissociative disorders. She serves as Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine where she provides clinical supervision to psychology interns, and teaches an Elective course on the Consequences of Attachment Trauma. She also leads a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group at AIDS Project New Haven. She serves as the Clinical Conference Chair for the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (the local APA Division 39 chapter).
Dr. Nasper began her career working for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. During her 26 years of DMHAS service, the prevalence of trauma in the histories of her patients, and it’s relevance to their mental illness, became inescapable. Thus Dr. Nasper became an activist within DMHAS, raising awareness about the prevalence and impact of trauma among people with severe mental illness.