About Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW


Al Killen-Harvey has worked at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital for over 27 year as a practicing clinician, Clinical Improvement Coordinator, Reflective Supervisor and trainer and technical advisor under several grants designed to enhance Trauma Informed Care.  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a  past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected. And the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through the integration of sexual health.

Mr. Killen-Harvey presents nationally and international on a wide variety of topics including:  trauma informed care for; secondary traumatic stress and reflective supervision; sexual health conversations for medical and mental health professionals; and sexual identity and gender identity issues. He has served on the board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children as well as the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth.  He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of both the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California and The Courthouse Dog’s Foundation. He is currently the co-chairperson of the Sexual Health subcommittee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (and previously served as co-chairperson of its’ Cultural Consortium).  He has served as an expert witness for the United States Army and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of sexual abuse cases.