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Dr. Harleen Hutchinson is an Infant Mental Health Specialist, The Broward Chapter Chair of The Florida Association of Infant Mental Health, and Executive Director of The Journey Institute, where she works with families of children aged birth through teenagers. Her specialization is early childhood mental health, with a wide variety of medical, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and familial challenges. Dr. Hutchinson received her doctorate degree from Carlos Albizu University with a concentration in Child Psychology. She completed her Clinical Psychology Internship at the Miami Dade County Psychological Services Division with rotations in the Head Start program and a community trauma center with emphasis on family and community violence. Dr. Hutchinson completed her psychology residency training in a community mental health setting consisted of working specifically with young children and families exposed to trauma. Dr. Hutchinson is also a Trained Trauma Provider.
With a background in social work and psychology, Dr. Hutchinson has devoted her career to the clinical practice and research on children and attachment. Much of her work has centered on children in the child welfare system exposed to trauma and children prenatally exposed to drugs. Dr. Hutchinson is particularly interested in early infant mental health initiatives, advocacy, and intervention programs using research to inform practice. She is a skilled and nurturing clinician with extensive experience working with diverse populations. She is also trained in the evidenced-based models Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement, Seeking Safety, The Circle of Security and a Becoming Trauma Informed Trainer.
Additionally, Dr. Hutchinson has broad experience administering and interpreting specialized assessment instruments used in the diagnosis of developmental, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders in the 0 to 5 population. She conducts developmental evaluations for infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children presenting with emotional, developmental and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Hutchinson also provides Dyadic Therapy, social skills groups for children, and psychotherapy services to adults, families, and couples.
Dr. Hutchinson is an adjunct professor with the Barry University School of Social Work. In addition, she conducts training locally on topics related to trauma and attachment in early childhood, and its implications on the parent-child relationships. She provides consultation to early childhood programs, agencies, and clinicians on infant mental health issues. She provides consultation to various community agencies, healthcare providers and is recognized as a state leader in Reflective Supervision.
Dr. Martine Fenelon is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Florida who specializes in pain management and the addictive cycle of substances. Dr. Fenelon is an experienced clinician with over 10 years’ experience in the mental health field. She has a fairly broad clinical background that encompasses experience working in medical settings, long-term care and rehabilitation settings, multi-level and multi-disciplinary treatment facilities. In addition to her work with Journey, Dr. Fenelon is a US Army staff psychologist working with military and veteran populations.
As the Associate Director of the Journey Institute, Inc., Dr. Fenelon oversees the assessment and treatment component of the clinical programs, focusing on substance abusing parents and the cycle of the addictive behaviors, recovery, maintenance, and relapse prevention from substances, and parenting evaluations and parenting skills training. She also provides clinical supervision to student clinicians and unlicensed therapist.
Dr. Fenelon has been trained in the administration and interpretation of specialized assessments used in the diagnosis of psychoeducational, developmental, emotional, and personality disorders. She conducts psychoeducation evaluations for adolescents and adults presenting with learning, emotional, and psychological difficulties. Dr. Fenelon also provides psychotherapy services to young adults, families, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain and associated psychological stressors.
Dr. Fenelon completed her psychology residency in Addiction Psychology at The Watershed Addiction Treatment Center. She earned a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Carlos Albizu University’s APA accredited Clinical Psychology program and completed an APA accredited Psychology Internship at Citrus Health Network. Her clinical interests include: Minority population engagement in mental health services, parenting practices, acculturative stress, cultural competence and sensitivity in psychotherapy, and underserved populations’ access to mental health care. [email protected]