Episode 17: One-on-One with Deb Del Vecchio-Scully

On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics.

Deb Del Vecchio-Scully concludes our 10th Anniversary Conference Speaker Series with a discussion on her experiences as the Clinical Recovery Leader and Trauma Specialist of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting. 




Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, CMHS is a licensed professional and nationally certified counselor. She holds American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Diplomat status as a Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling. Ms. Del Vecchio-Scully has an MS from Southern Connecticut State University and was appointed to serve on the American Counseling Association Anti- Bullying/Interpersonal Violence Task Force in July 2015.

She is nationally known as a stress and trauma expert, having worked with survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as adults and children impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Ms. Del Vecchio-Scully now serves as Clinical Recovery Leader and Trauma Specialist of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team.

Ms. Del Vecchio-Scully uses a trauma-informed approach with clients coping with psychological issues utilizing evidenced-based mindfulness, mind-body, and somatic release approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Biofeedback and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) . In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Del Vecchio-Scully is a clinical supervisor and consultant on all aspects of mental health and wellness, trauma, resilience and well-being.