SHARON SALINE, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
43 Center Street, Suite 303
Northampton, MA 01060
12/02-present Private Practice, Northampton, Massachusetts:
- Provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents as well as seeing adults and couples; attend school collateral meetings when requested.
- Consultation for parents and professionals on clinical topics and psychological evaluations.
- Trainings for parents, therapists and educators on various topics related to children, adolescents and family mental health issues.
6/11-present Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts:
- Teach continuing education courses on “Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Adolescents” and “Understanding the Teen Brain” online and during summer sessions
9/13-present ‘Got kids? Let’s talk!’ Monthly Parenting Series, Northampton Massachusetts
Founder and Co-facilitator of Workshops at Northampton Area Pediatrics
- Choose relevant topics of broad interest, organize guest speakers and write publicity for the series
- Present on variety of topics including ADHD, anxiety, preschool behaviors and technology in families.
9/09-2013 Williston-Northampton Middle School, Easthampton, Massachusetts
Training and Psychological Consultation
- Provide training to faculty on mental health issues such as ADHD, executive skills, nonverbal learning disability, Asperger’s disorder, anxiety and depression as well as teaching collaborative problem solving skills in the classroom; consult with faculty about specific students and situations occurring at school.
10/05-2/12 City of Northampton Public Schools, Northampton, Massachusetts:
Consulting Psychologist, grades k-8.
- Collaborate with principals, teachers, special education staff and adjustment counselors about behavioral interventions and mental health issues; strategize about classroom management problems and participate in IEP Team meetings, 504 meetings, parent conferences and case management meetings as needed.
- Provide training for teachers, ESP’s, guidance and adjustment counselors and school psychologists on various mental health topics including ADHD, nonverbal learning disorders, executive functioning skills and common mental health issues in children; facilitate monthly meeting of the district’s school psychologists.
7/09-12/09 Smith College Department of Education, Northampton, Massachusetts:
- Led monthly training for Master’s level students about mental health issues in the classroom that included readings, discussion and case presentations as part of a pilot program to increase their knowledge about socio-emotional issues and behavior for students ages 5-18.
1/04-6/09 Montessori School of Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts:
- Advise and collaborate with teachers about learning disabilities, behavioral problems, educational and psychological evaluations and mental health issues for selected students; attend and facilitate parent meetings; consult with the school director.
- Provide teacher trainings on various subjects including bullying, child development, learning disabilities and children’s mental health issues; offer parent discussion groups on child development, peer relations, effects of media on children, gender differences and bullying.
12/03-12/07 Training Consultant:
- Williston-Northampton High School, Easthampton, MA: Led workshops for the faculty on gender issues in adolescent development and bullying among adolescents; facilitated seminar for entire female student body on gender issues in self-concept, relationships and campus life.
- City of Chicopee Public Schools, Chicopee, MA: Led professional development seminar for all of the school psychologists in the district on “Understanding Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and executive functioning.”
- Center for Human Development, Springfield, MA: Taught seminars on selected topics including “The child and adolescent overview: the impact of trauma on child development,” “The use of mental status exams in clinical assessment and treatment,” and “Effective couples’ therapy.”
9/01-1/02 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts:
- Taught upper level undergraduate course entitled “The Psychology of Women.”
2/00-5/04 Child Guidance Clinic, Springfield, Massachusetts:
- Coordinated intern training group: taught and organized weekly training sessions that integrated clinical theory and practice for master’s and doctoral level interns; supervised interns and post-doctoral clinicians on psychological assessments and clinical work.
- Provided clinical and organizational consultation to elementary schools and pre-schools in the Springfield school district including leading weekly therapy groups for at-risk children and conducting continuing education workshops for teachers on a variety of mental health issues.
- Conducted individual and family therapy in addition to doing relevant case management services. Performed intake assessments and psychological evaluations. Participated in weekly case conferences and led seminar on “Understanding Children’s Dreams.”
9/97-7/99 Family Institute of Pinole, Pinole, California:
- Supervised practicum level doctoral students who were seeing clients at the Institute and received consultation and training about supervision.
9/97-8/98 Marin County Community Mental Health Services, Greenbrae, California:
- Provided individual and family counseling to severely emotionally disturbed children and chronically mentally ill adults; participated in a weekly rotation at the Psychiatric Emergency Unit and performed crisis and urgent care evaluations for children and adults.
- Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to create and implement comprehensive service plans for clients. Participated in weekly case conferences and led seminar on “Understanding Children’s Dreams.”
9/96-8/97 Family Institute of Pinole, Pinole, California:
Predoctoral Psychological trainee
- Provided individual, family, and couples counseling in a community mental health setting; conducted assessments of children including ADHD evaluations; arranged and participated in collateral meetings; participated in weekly team interventions using one-way mirror techniques and training seminars.
9/95-6/96 Rubicon Day Treatment Programs, Richmond, California:
Predoctoral Psychological trainee
- Provided individual psychotherapy, milieu therapy, and case management for severely mentally ill adults; co-facilitated therapy and activity groups; conducted intakes for potential clients; assessed current clients using a variety of psychological measures; participated in weekly case conferences and training seminars.
9/91-5/93 Carlmont Center for Family Counseling, Belmont, California:
Counseling Program Coordinator and Youth Diversion Program Coordinator
- Coordinated intake process, managed waitlist and assigned cases; organized monthly calendar for staff meetings including case conferences, team treatment sessions; conducted individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and their parents.
- Developed and implemented youth diversion program based on a brief therapy model for families of adjudicated youth; supervised clients’ community service projects; compiled and analyzed monthly statistics; met with local police officers and county probation officials to discuss and review trends in juvenile crime.
- Managed high school programs which included: co-facilitating multi-ethnic, substance abuse prevention groups for teenagers; directing Peer Helping and Conflict Resolution programs; organizing and co-leading anti-racism workshops; meeting weekly with faculty members of Youth Empowerment Systems Team; compiling and analyzing monthly statistics.
9/90-8/91 North Peninsula Family Alternatives, Millbrae, California:
- Conducted family therapy sessions, intakes and assessments based on a brief therapy model; provided at-risk adolescents with individual psychotherapy at school sites; co-facilitated youth therapy and substance abuse prevention groups in elementary, junior high, and high school settings. Participated in weekly training program of case conferences and seminars and monthly consultations with Richard Fisch, M.D.
RECENT KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
- Small Boarding School Association 2013 National Conference: “What were you thinking? Understanding the teen brain,” the Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ, March 2013.
- The Grove School: “What were you thinking? Understanding the teen brain,” Parents’ Weekend, Madison, CT, May 2014
- Versan Educational Services’ Recession Proofing Education Seminars: “What were you thinking? Understanding the teen brain,” Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica 2013.
- “More than Getting By: Thriving in High School,” Kingston, Jamaica 2014.
- “Raising Responsible Digital Citizens in the 21st Century,” Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica 2015.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND TRAININGS (past 5 years)
- “Giving Voice to the Un-Voiced: The Transformative Power of Storywork,” Through her Eyes 11th Annual Conference, Springfield, MA, October 2015
- “Monthly ADHD Supervision and Training Group for Mental Health Clinicians,” Northampton, MA, October 2015 through June 2016
Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2014 National Conference:
- “Why Mindsets Matter: Fostering Student Motivation and Resilience in the Learning Process”, a workshop for educators, Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2014
Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2014 National Conference:
- “Building better brains: Supporting Executive Functioning through Technology Tools”, a workshop for educators, Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2014
- “Supporting Executive Functioning in Students through Technology Tools”, the Williston School of Northampton faculty training, Easthampton, MA, December 2013 & February 2014
- “Understanding the Teen Brain: A Presentation and Workshop for Students and Faculty” Pioneer Valley School for Performing Arts, South Hadley, MA, November 2013
- “Understanding the Teen Brain: A Presentation and Workshop for Students and Faculty”, Northampton High School, Northampton, MA, November 2013
Small Boarding School Association (SBSA) 2013 National Conference:
- “Bystanders Make All the Difference”, a workshop for educators, The Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ, March 2013
- “Building Better Brains,” the Williston School of Northampton faculty training, Easthampton, MA, February 2013
- “Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning for Clinicians” Smith College Counseling Center, Northampton, MA, November 2012
- “Understanding and improving executive functioning skills in the classroom for elementary school teachers” Northampton Department of Education, Northampton, MA, December 2012
CURRENT PARENT WORKSHOPS
- Founder and co-facilitator: “Got kids? Let’s talk!” Practical Parenting for the 21st Century Monthly Series” at Northampton Area Pediatrics, Northampton, MA. Topics include: The ABC’s of ADHD, Managing Preschool Behaviors, When Worrying Takes over, Fostering Healthy Sibling Relationships and Improving Family Connection in the Digital Age. 2013 to present
- “Plugged in: Helping your family navigate the world of technology,” Montessori School of Northampton, Northampton, MA, April 2016
- “Raising Digital Citizens in the 21st Century,” sponsored by the Hatfield Special Education Parents Association, Hatfield, MA, November 2015
- “Knowledge is Power” with Dr. Sherri Katz, Heritage Academy, Longmeadow, MA, March 2015
- “Managing Preschool Behaviors: Yell Less, Connect More,” Gan Keshet Preschool, November 2014
- “The ABC’s of ADHD and Executive Functioning” Amherst Department of Education, Amherst, MA, April 2014
- “The ABC’s of ADHD and Executive Functioning”, sponsored by the Hatfield Special Education Parents Association, Hatfield, MA, March 2014
- “Help! I’m at the end of my rope! Parenting tools that REALLY work” sponsored by the Hatfield Special Education Parents Association, Hatfield, MA, March 2014
- Saline, S. “More than prescribing: Five ways primary care providers can help children with ADHD and their families.”MCPAP News. mcpap.org, 25 September 2015. Web. 26 September 2015.
- Carl, C. “Can a house calm a hyperactive kid? Interview with Dr. Sharon Saline.”, Networx. Networx.com, 14 September 2012. Web. 15 September 2012.
- Saline, S. (2010, December 6). Teen empathy real but needs guidance. The Daily Hampshire Gazette, p. A10.
- Saline, S. (1999). “The Most Recent Dreams of Eight to Eleven Year-Old Children.” Dreaming, 9(2).
- Saline, S. (1998). “Gender Differences in Children’s Most Recent Dreams.” Dreamtime, 15(1&2), 24-52.
- 1998 Doctorate of Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology, APA approved program.
- 1991 Master of Arts, Psychology: New College of California.
- 1986 Bachelor of Arts, (Magna cum laude), history and semiotics: Brown University.
- The American Psychological Association
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