Monica Beltran, MSW, LCSW-C, MA, BC-DMT

Monica Beltran
Monica Beltran
Social Worker, Family Center

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-5950
Email: beltran@kennedykrieger.org

Beltran began employment at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1994 as a clinical social worker, working with children and families experiencing abuse and neglect. She is currently an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


Biographical Sketch:

Monica Beltran graduated from Goucher College with a bachelor's of arts in psychology and dance. She continued her education at Goucher and received a master's degree in dance/movement in 1982. She then coordinated a psycho-social program at the Center for Living (an arm of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center) for adults with traumatic brain injury. Monica continued her education, and, in 1994, received a master's in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She was a Kennedy Krieger Institute trainee in the child and family support program, and began employment at the Family Center in 1994 as a clinical social worker working with children and families experiencing abuse and neglect. Presently, Monica is enrolled in Tai Sophia’s Transformative Leadership Certificate Program. She is an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

At the Family Center, Monica continues clinical work and manages the STAR Clinic, the Mind/Body Clinic and the trainee program. She also oversees intake and triage for the Family Center. Monica specializes in treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and child sexual abuse. She uses a variety of mind/dody and movement approaches in her clinical work and is an energy practitioner. Monica also has an interest in culture and diversity issues.


Research Summary:

Monica has been participating in a four-year grant from SAMHSA studying the use of yoga-based movement therapy with boys and girls ages 8-12. She and colleagues at the Family Center developed this trauma-informed movement approach.