Dr. Tiffany Masson obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association. After the completion of her training, Dr. Masson was employed by Cook County Juvenile Court and Northwestern School of Law as a staff psychologist. She conducted various forensic assessments and provided expert testimony related to child protection and juvenile justice matters.
Dr. Masson has served as the Director of International Academic Affairs at TCS Education System and the Department Chair for International Psychology at The Chicago School. With a foundational background in forensic psychology, Dr. Masson discovered the enormous impact her trauma-focused work could have on children and adolescents. As a perfect pairing of forensic psychology and a passion for positive social change on an international scale, Dr. Masson co-developed a country specific 12-day trauma-training program (Global HOPE Training Initiative) for teachers and child-care workers in Rwanda and Zambia. She has developed government and private partnerships that proved successful in the expansion of the Global HOPE Training Initiative across Africa.
Dr. Masson maintains a private forensic practice and speaks nationally about international capacity building, mental health, trauma and delinquency, child welfare matters, and conducting competent forensic evaluations. As a co-author, she has written articles for legal personnel about obtaining and utilizing comprehensive forensic evaluations (see full article in Nevada Law Journal, 2006) and conducting competent Termination of Parental Rights Evaluations (see full article in Psychiatry and Law 2007). Her areas of expertise are in keeping with her training and include forensic psychology and international community development.