Bob Bamman LCSW

Bob Bamman is a New York University trained licensed clinical social worker and an adoptive parent.

Bob Bamman, LCSW

Bob Bamman, LCSW
Staff Therapist
P: (212) 337-3565 Ext. 7

Tuesday 8AM - 8PM
Thursday 8AM - 8PM

Adoptive, 3rd Party, & Blended Families
Parents/Parent-Child Relationship
Adopted Persons (Child/Teen/Adult)
Men – Life Stressors / Depression /Anxiety
Couples/Relationship Counseling

"Whether working with families, individuals, or couples my goal is to assist my clients in accessing that which is already within them: The capacity to look inward, to effect change, to build meaningful relationships - to have the life they want. There is nothing “wrong”, only potential that has not yet been realized."
B. Bamman


He specializes in the attachment oriented treatment of adopted/foster children, adolescents, adoptive and complex families, and adults. Bob utilizes an empathic strength-based and family systems perspective to assist his clients, young and old, to effect positive change in their familial and interpersonal relationships and life functioning.


  • -    Complex Relational Trauma (Reactive Attachment Disorder)
  • -    Pre/Post-Adoption Issues effecting all members of the adoption/foster triad (adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth parents)
  • -    Attachment Oriented Family Therapy
  • -    Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • -    Infertility crisis / Alternative family building
  • -    Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • -    Child/Adolescent: Anxiety/ADHD/Depression


M.S.W. in Social Work
From New York University silver School of Social Work

B.A. in Journalism
From the University of Colorado

Current Clinical Positions, Academic Appointments, & Affiliations

R&A Family Intensive Team
R&A Couples/Relationship Clinician
R&A Adoptive Parent Support Group

Friends-In-Adoption Agency - Contract Social Worker:
Pre-adoption counseling; NYS mandated adoption homestudies and post-placement supervision; Post-adopt child/family counseling; Clients: Hetero/Gay/Lesbian/Single pre/post adoption.

AFCTN (Adoption-Foster-Care Therapist Network) - Referral Therapist:
Clinical services to adoptive/foster families and adopted children/adults

Path-2-Parenthood (formerly American Fertility Association) – Referral Therapist:
Clinical services to couples and individuals experiencing infertility crisis issues and/or exploring alternative family building

Advanced Clinical Training

Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
Introductory training at AFCTN’s 2nd Annual Statewide Training in Albany, NY with Sue Bratton, Ph.D.

Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Two-Day Workshop with George Faller, LSCW and Dan Hughes, Ph.D. at Ackerman Institute for the Family

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Level I training in with Arthur Becker, Ph.D, Center for Family Development, Williamsville, NY (at Spence-Chapin agency, NYC)

Promoting Sensitive and Effective Parenting: A Family Systems Perspective
Ackerman Institute for the Family

Center for Family Connections
2 Day Summer Intensive Workshops – Family therapy with adoptive, foster, and blended families, Dr. Joyce Pavao, Cambridge, MA

Relational Child Psychotherapy 2 week Online Symposium

Strengthening Families Program
3 Day Intensive Training – Nationally Certified Program for at-risk Families, Karol Kumpfer, PhD

Recent Clinical Experience

Child/Adolescent/Family Therapist
Little Flower Children’s Services; Agency and in-home individual and family therapy with children/adolescents in foster care placement.

Child/Adolescent/Family Therapist
Greenwich House/Children’s Safety Project; Individual and family therapy with children/adolescents who have experienced abuse/DV; Collateral contact with caregivers, birthparents, teachers, ACS/foster agencies; Psychosocial Assessment, ACS Reports, Court Reports and testimony.


Adoptive Family Workshop
Spence-Chapin and Friends-in-Adoption agencies: Workshop for children 5-11 years old and their parents

Talking with Your Children about Adoption
Friends in Adoption Agency; 1/2 day workshop for agency clients/alumni addressing age appropriate communication with their adopted children, handling difficult stories, etc.; New York, NY

Transracial Adoption/Parenting Workshops
When Liberal is Not Enough: Parenting Your Adopted Child-of-Color in a Race Conscious World: Adoptive Parents Committee Annual Conference, New York, NY


License Clinical Social Worker

Professional Affiliations

Adoption/Foster Care Therapist Network (AFCTN)
ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
National Association of Social Workers



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