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, 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]