Understanding and Responding to School Avoidance

About The Speakers


Child Guidance Center of Southern CT

Julie Ringelheim (she/her/hers) is a psychologist and Director of Training at the Child Guidance Center of Southern CT.Dr. Ringelheim earned her doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she completed a student fellowship with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. She has worked as a supervising psychologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, within the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service. In this role, Dr. Ringelheim provided psychotherapy and psychological assessments to children in a community mental health setting. Dr. Ringelheim also served as the attending psychologist on Maimonides adult inpatient unit, and supervised psychology interns, externs, and psychiatry residents for clinical practice across various levels of care.

Ms. Harrison earned her Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds an Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut, a rostered trauma-informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy clinician, a trainer for Attachment-Regulation-Competency treatment model, as well as a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Before coming to CGC, Ms. Harrison served as Training Director for the Child First National Program Office, helping develop, coordinate and deliver in-person and distance learning trainings for Child First staff in Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina. Her clinical experience includes serving as the Director of Clinical Services for Integrated Wellness Group, and bilingual clinician at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Child and Family Guidance Clinic. Her research experience includes serving as the Database Manager and Neuropsychological Testing Coordinator at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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