Lunch & Learns
Lunch & Learns are held from 12:00pm-1:15pm several Fridays per year. They are no longer held immediately after Division Board Meetings (information about Board Meetings can be found here).
Lunch & Learn sessions are free to attend (1 FREE CEU, folks!), but space is limited so please make sure to RSVP. We hope you will consider attending a quick meeting about Division activities, and then staying to lunch and learn with us.
Adolescents can be a challenging population to work with as a therapist. In this conversation we will explore some of those unique issues, like, self harm, social media usage, developmental changes, and peer relationships. We will also explore strategies for engaging adolescents in the therapy process as well as involving their families.
Kate earned her Master’s degree in Family Science at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008 and is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland. After working for the Linkages to Learning Program in Montgomery County for the last 7 years, Kate recently left to open her own private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. Kate works with couples, families, and individuals, but specializes in working with adolescents and their families. She has a CBT and Solution Focused approach and works to support teens and their families as they navigate the rough waters of adolescence. Kate also provides clinical supervision and serves as Secretary on the Mid-Atlantic Division Board.
Most recently, Kate became interested in collaborative divorce and became trained as both a coach and child specialist. Divorce can be an extremely difficult and emotionally challenging for parents and children. The collaborative divorce process encourages creative problem solving, and engages the strengths of a collaborative team of professionals (Collaborative attorneys, coaches, a child specialist, and a financial specialist) to achieve a resolution that is most workable for each client and for the family as a whole without the use of litigation.
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Past Lunch and Learns from this year:
September 9th, 2016: Janette Patterson, MSW, LCMFT – Tackling difficult couples: Strategies and
Janette is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in Maryland and has a private practice in Silver Spring, MD. Additionally, Janette offers support services in West Chester, PA, for parents, teens & young adults, as well as the whole family, using DBT skills training and coaching. Janette specializes in treating clients with behavioral concerns stemming from ADHD, addictive behaviors, anxiety disorders and depression. Janette uses CBT and DBT skills training, in addition to EFT and solution focused therapy to address complex family issues and marital concerns. She is a member of American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) as well as Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD).
Robyn Brickel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Her practice provides a safe, therapeutic environment for recovery from trauma, dissociation, addictions, challenged family systems, and mood disorders including maternal mental health issues. She is also a professional educator, therapist consultant, and community volunteer.
Robyn is deeply committed to clinical practice, professional education and better public awareness of mental health issues. Robyn Brickel earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University in 1997 and has pursued numerous postgraduate advanced certificates and trainings in trauma, dissociation, and addictions, as well as relational therapy models. Robyn practices a strengths-based, trauma informed, and systemic approach to therapy and consultation. She works with individuals (both adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. She provides clinical consultation to other therapists, is a workshop presenter and speaks to school and parent groups about mental health risks facing people today.
Because so many mental health issues emerge in adolescence (with roots in childhood), she places special focus on support for teens, their parents and families, and professionals who work with them. Her insights on teen substance abuse and parenting appear in interviews in The Washington Post, and Washington Parent magazine.
Among other activities, she volunteers for Saving Promise (a violence prevention organization) and is a speaker for high school health and wellness programs. Robyn also provides professional training on trauma, addictions, and treating adolescent substance abuse and trauma, including being a faculty member at the Institute for Advance Psychotherapy Training and Education.