Fran Furman, LMSW is the Director of Counseling at Tuesday’s Children. In 2003, she assumed a position with St. Vincent’s Trauma and Wellness Center (formerly known as World Trade Center Healing Services) and provided trauma counseling services to 9/11 uniformed and public safety workers and first responders and their families. She did outreach to 9/11 impacted populations and organizations such as the Port Authority, the FDNY, and EMS personnel. She also facilitated the bringing of holistic stress management services such as ear acupuncture, Reiki and massage therapy to 9/11 affected organizations and rescue and recovery workers on-site.
In 2005, as the Director of both the Employee Assistance Program and Programs for Veterans at St. Vincent’s Hospital, she initiated a partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and the Trauma & Wellness Center. Through this partnership clinical staff provided workshops on coping with combat stress for military service men and women who have been injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. In 2006, she traveled to the Wounded Warrior barracks at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the first barracks in the United States specifically for the Iraqi war wounded, to provide combat stress seminars. She received a medal of excellence from Ret. Brigadier Major Lorre K. Sutton, former Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & TBI for her work with veterans.
Fran is the President of the New York City EAP Chapter, a member of the Occupational Clinical Psychology Group and the Mental Health Association Veterans Advisory Coalition of New York City and is certified in ear acupuncture.