The Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work's BSW'02 alumni was elected as Vice Preident of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health Board!
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.
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.