Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, LP
Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts is the Senior Executive Director of the Regional Outpatient Services, overseeing clinical and administrative operations and guiding the development and delivery of exceptional outpatient services in the regional offices located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Roberts’ expertise, passion, and commitment provide visionary leadership to the Caron team, advancing the quality of treatment and supporting recovery for life.
Prior to taking on this position in 2023, she served for two years as the executive director of Caron Outpatient Treatment Center located in Wyomissing where she was integral in expanding clinical capacity through advanced group and trauma training for all clinical staff, initiating a master’s level internship program, and overseeing renovations to accommodate growth in services, staff, and population served. Before that, she was the supervisor for trauma services and staff psychologist on the main Caron residential campus. She came to Caron in 2016 and has treated and educated patients with co-occurring addiction and trauma histories both individually and in group settings.
Dr. Roberts’ collaborative and empathetic leadership style is a natural outgrowth of her rich clinical experience which includes a particular commitment to trauma-focused treatment. Dr. Roberts has attained cognitive processing therapy (CPT) provider status and received training in EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems (IFS), trauma-focused expressive arts, and race-based trauma and how it is carried cognitively and in the body. She is currently a level II certified clinical trauma professional and is trained in trauma-informed experiential therapies (including sociometry, psychodrama, and adventure-based counseling).
She is constantly focused on deepening and expanding the outpatient clinical teams’ knowledge, skillsets, and expertise in both trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatments.
Dr. Roberts is the author of Making Sense of What Hasn’t Made Sense, which is geared towards trauma survivors, family members, friends, and clinicians, and has garnered both the Counselor’s Choice award in 2022 and the Independent Press’ Distinguished Favorite award in 2023.
Dr. Roberts has presented research at regional, national, and international conferences and has several publications in professional peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted trainings, lectures, and semester-long courses on diversity in order to foster multicultural competence and sensitivity in both clinicians and students. She has conducted several motivational interviewing training for clinicians and medical professionals in a variety of clinical settings and at universities. She is recognized as a certified trainer of adolescent co-occurring disorders by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Public Welfare.
She has won several awards in her career, including Humanitarian of the Year, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Inaugural Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Employee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
I see every individual that comes through our doors as having innate healing and growth potential that just needs to be tapped into in conjunction with appropriate education, awareness, and treatment. Clinicians can’t change the past for anyone, but we can help clients change their relationship with their past to develop healthier living.”
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By Ramona Roberts, Psy.D.
By Ramona Roberts, Psy.D.