khepera Counseling

Tanya Sherise Odums, LCSW-R, ​M.S.Ed., CCTP


Mental Health Mentor  *   Transformation Coach   

 Action Based Therapist *  Mental Health Consultant

Education, Licenses, Certifications, 

Certificates and Professional Development Trainings

Education 


9/11-12/12     Brooklyn College (CUNY) â€‹     GPA: 3.9

                       Degree Masters in Education Leadership      Date of Graduation: December 2012


9/95-5/97      Hunter College School of Social Work (CUNY)

                         Degree:  Masters of Social Work:       Casework Concentration       Graduated with Honors

                         Certifications:    CSW: 12/98           CSW-R: 10/2003                    LCSW: 9/2004


9/93-6/95       John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)      Honors: Summa Cum Laude

                           Degree: BA in Deviant Behavior and Social Control      Minor: Sociology       GPA: 3.72


9/89-6/93      NYC College of Technology (CUNY)

                          Degree: Associates in Human Services

Professional Licenses, 

Certifications & Certificates 

  • Certified Social Worker :   1998
  • NABSW African Centered Social Work Certificate:  2000
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R):  2004
  • NYS Department of Education Permanent School Social Worker Certificate: 2006
  • NYS Department of Education School Building Leader Certificate :2013
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional:  2017

  • Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT Certified): 2017
  • Cornell University Certificate In Therapeutic Crisis Intervention : 2018
  • Certificate in Restorative Practices facilitator and Trainer Tier 1, 2, 3 : 2018
  • Provisional SBL Certificate: 2013        Permanent  SBL Certificate:   2021

Clinical Training

  • Jewish Board of Family and Children Services 1997-2000:  Martha K. Selig Educational Institute:  Assessment and Treatment Planning, Expressive Therapies, Brief Therapy (Solution Focused and Narrative Approach), Advanced Group Therapy, Engaging the Addicted Client, Developmental Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Psychopharmacology, Suicide Assessment.
  • African Centered Social Work, NABSW Consortium 2000
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention 2000
  • Grief Counseling & Clinical Practice 2001
  • City College: Non Profit Management & Leadership Certificate Program 2004- 2006
  • Harvard Medical School, Mental Health in Schools 2014
  • Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy (Trauma Focused Therapy) 2015
  • Ackerman Institute Trainings: 2015

    Addressing Community Trauma

    Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure

    The challenge of Adolescent Attachment

  • Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute 2017-Present

  • Managing Stress and Trauma Recovery (NYC DOE & Harvard Med. School) 2020


Restorative Practices Training 

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
  • Restorative Justice Training Tier I: Community Building 2016, 2018
  • 4R’s Curriculum Grades k-5 & Restore 360 Curriculum grades 6-12
  • Restorative Justice Training Tier II & III : 2018
  • Repairing the Harm & Re-entry Circles
  • Restorative Justice Train the Trainer for Tier I, II, III 2018, 2020
  • Restorative Practices and Racial Equity (Remote online) 2021
International Institute for Restorative Practices:
  • Introduction to Basic Restorative Practices 2018
  • Restorative Leadership 2019

Ramapo 2020

  • Train the Trainer: Repairing Harm Advanced Formal Conferencing

Restorative Solutions, Inc.

  • Restorative Mediation and Conferencing 2019
  • Activate Implementation and Evaluation 2020
  • Introduction to Restorative Practices for School Communities 2020
  • Restorative Practices train the trainer 2020

Restorative Justice on the Rise

  • Restorative Practitioner Summer Training series 2019
  • Building Community with/Eric Butler training series 2020

Hidden Waters, Inc Restorative Practices Certification

  • Advanced Circle Keeping Skills 2019
  • Mastery Circle Keeping Skills with with Kay Pranis 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Training

  • Conversations About Race
  • Implicit Bias


Other Trainings


Robin Hood Foundation: Nutz & Bults of Non Profit Management 2004


NYC Department of Education Trainings: 2005-

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention 
  • Resource Room Condom Distribution Program, Health 101: High School
  • Curriculum, Crisis intervention, Mental Health in Schools, 
  • NYS Common Core Learning Standards
  • Overcoming Obstacles, Mckinney-Vento Services for homeless youth,
  • Building Crisis Response Team, 
  • Youth and Trauma, 
  • ATS, Planning Interviews, SESIS/IEP compliance
  • Cultural Relevant Pedagogy,
  • Conversations about Race, Implicit Bias. 
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention In Schools
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Violence Prevention and Intervention 2005