“I would highly recommend Dr. DeCandia for any organization trying to increase effectiveness with traumatized populations or deepen their trauma-informed approach to services. We engaged her in Fort Worth and Tarrant County to bring a greater awareness to our work with homeless women and children. We found her to be equally effective with large and small groups, with staff who are new to the work or possess significant clinical and programmatic expertise. She is an excellent listener and is therefore able to tailor her presentations and consultation to the individual needs of the program or agency.”
Carol Klocek, CEO, Center for Transforming Lives,, Fort Worth, TX

Carmela J. DeCandia, Psy.D. Founder & Owner

Artemis Associates, LLC

I am a licensed psychologist with specialties in trauma, child and adolescent development, assessment, program design and development, and family and child homelessness. With expert partners, I provide an array of services to help individuals, families, and organizations develop, grow, and flourish including:

• Training and Consultation
• Clinical Services
• Sharing Knowledge

At Artemis Associates, I work with a variety of partners to bring the highest quality service to you. Together, we build authentic, committed, values based partnerships guided by your needs. Our compassion leads to engaged action. Artemis Associates shares knowledge and works collaboratively, with you as partners, with one singular goal: to improve the lives of children, families, and the systems that serve them. 

My expertise includes: training on child development, family homelessness, and traumatic stress, implementing trauma-informed care, building staff capacity, supervision, and developing high-quality programs serving families, and creating sustainable resiliency oriented, systems change. Research partners have expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, program evaluation, collective impact evaluation, and creating user-friendly data systems for routine outcomes monitoring for systems change.

Whether you are a parent seeking testing for your child, a homeless shelter wanting to improve your assessment process and measure outcomes, or a school or human service organization looking to become more trauma-informed, Artemis Associates will go the distance to ensure your success.

Passionate about Improving Services for Children, Youth, and Families.

Every child or family is unique. They are best supported in environments designed to foster resilience. Individual and family services work when they are guided by a quality assessment and tailored to the specific needs of those served. Programs, non-profits, and health and human service systems create the contexts in which these services are provided. When staff and leaders are supported, when organizational cultures are developed to be trauma-informed and resilience-focused, and when the work is guided by evidence and is data driven, the potential for growth, healing and recovery is enhanced and becomes sustainable.

Sharing What Works

Training and consultation can greatly enhance the human service workforce and quality of care provided. Clinical services including assessment and neurodevelopmental testing can guide effective individual and family based services. Sharing what works is essential to bring excellence and quality to the field and close the gap between research, practice, and policy.

October 2015 Dawn Jahn Moses Memorial Lecture – Sponsored by the Center for Social Innovation

Building Resiliency for Children Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

May 2016   Doris Duke Fellowship webinar

Carmela J. DeCandia, Psy.D. & Jenna Montgomery Amrstrong, MA, presented a webinar on the need for integrated housing and services to address family homeless. They reviewed the state of the evidence and concluded with implications for research, practice, and policy This webinar was delivered to fellows of the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Dr. DeCandia serves as a policy mentor on child & family homelessness for Ms. Armstrong, a doctoral student studying the impact of an evidenced based parenting program for homeless families at North Carolina State University.

2016-05-10 10.03 Doris Duke Fellowship Webinar_ The Intersection of Research and Policy for Families without Homes from Chapin Hall at Univ. of Chicago on Vimeo.