Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Sean E. Snyder, MSW, LCSW

Sean Snyder | CIRP
Mental Health Therapist

Sean E Snyder, MSW, LCSW currently serves as a Mental Health Therapist for the Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, Sean provides evidence-based trauma treatment, in particular the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), for youth affected by interpersonal violence. Sean has provided behavioral health services in a range of different settings, from emergency shelters, outpatient clinics, and juvenile detention centers and teaches Clinical Practice for Temple University's MSW Program. His other clinical interests include working with juvenile-justice and child-welfare involved youth and adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for these populations.

Sean received his Master of Social Work degree from Temple University. He currently is pursuing a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania to explore the organizational effects of burnout/secondary traumatic stress on child-serving agencies. Sean can be reached at

Research Interests

trauma treatment for youth affected by violence


Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)