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The Hathaway Center for Excellence

The Hathaway Center for Excellence, a Research and Training Institute, serves to promote learning as leaders in behavioral healthcare through trauma-informed, best practice implementation to advance the field and strengthen the workforce and communities.

 

About The Center

The Hathaway Center for Excellence prides itself on providing enhanced learning in the field of behavioral healthcare to our staff and community. Our methods, products and resources are centered on evidence-based practices and implementation science principles. We specialize in a wide variety of training and consultation topics, some of which include:

Trauma-Informed Care

  • Trauma Informed Care Implementation Models, Assessment, and Practice
  • Workplace Resiliency and Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Law and Ethics
  • Trauma-Informed, School-Based Mental Health Practice and Implementation

Residential
Care

  • Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) – Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Practice and Implementation
  • Peer Support Program Development and Implementation
  • Group Home Administrator trainings

Awareness-Building, Stigma-Reducing

  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Practices
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Enabling
Technologies

  • Data Visualization
  • Program Evaluation
  • Performance Based Metrics and Implementation

The Hathaway Center for Excellence employs highly qualified Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, other Licensed Practitioners, Researchers, and Research Assistants who hold various qualifications and certifications to be experts in their area(s) of practice.

Trauma Informed Care Implementation Models, Assessment, and Practice

  • With more than 600,000 administrations worldwide, the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index is the gold standard in evidence-based assessment for childhood trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress reactions.

  • As the preferred training and consultation partner for Behavioral Health Innovations, The Hathaway Center for Excellence endeavors to assist agencies, providers, and school districts across the globe with their training needs on the use and scoring of the measure, as well as the integration of the assessment findings into clinical applications.

  • In partnership with the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index measures suite developers, The Hathaway Center for Excellence has launched a training series and other resources which serve as standardized and comprehensive aids to providers in ensuring that assessment findings are actionable.

Who We Are

Dr. Cameo Stanick

Dr. Cameo Stanick

Vice President of Clinical Practice, Training, and Research and Evaluation

Dr. Nick Ryan

Dr. Nick Ryan

Marriage and Family Therapist and psychoanalyst

Gayle Wiler, M.A

Gayle Wiler, M.A

Assistant Vice President of Peer Support

Rozlyn Kwong

Rozlyn Kwong

Clinical Trainer and Evidenced-Based Practice Coordinator

Biography

Dr. Cameo Stanick is a licensed clinical psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Practice, Training, and Research and Evaluation at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. Dr. Stanick received her Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa, where she focused her research and clinical work on childhood trauma, including completing her predoctoral internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2016, Dr. Stanick joined Hathaway-Sycamores and she and her team are committed to advancing the field by providing training, consultation, and technical assistance for evidence-based assessment, practice, and implementation science in children’s mental health.

Biography

Dr. Nick Ryan graduated with his Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University and earned his doctorate from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2012. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist, and Certified Psychoanalyst. Currently, Dr. Ryan is Assistant Vice President for the Clinical Training Department at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. He worked in residential care for 20 years serving in various roles and also has specialty training and experience working with children and adolescents and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Biography

Gayle Wiler, M.A., is the Assistant Vice President of Peer Support for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. She successfully completed the Peer Parent Specialist Certification from Georgia State Behavioral Health and the Los Angeles County Parent Partner Training Academy – Essential Skills Certification, and assisted with the development of PPTA-ES exam as a subject matter expert. Her history as a pioneer Family Partner, hired within the children’s mental health field 25 years ago, began after her son failed in multiple residential settings and transitioned home successfully with Wraparound services. This experience influenced her educational and professional pursuits in developing and implementing effective peer-delivered programs and services across the country, and advancing family-driven, youth-guided care in system transformation.

Biography

Rozlyn Kwong is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently the Clinical Trainer and Evidenced-Based Practice Coordinator at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. She obtained her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Rozlyn holds multiple certifications to provide treatment, supervision, and training across multiple Evidenced-Based Practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children. She is also endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator II. She is passionate in utilizing evidence-based and trauma-informed practices to support children and families in improving relational dynamics, to heal from trauma and relational losses, and to restore their potentials to be in meaningful relationships.

Eleanor Owen

Eleanor Owen

Clinical Supervisor, Intern Coordinator, and Clinical Training Specialist

Janine Quintero, Psy.D

Janine Quintero, Psy.D

Assistant Vice President of Evaluation and Research

Mollie Sternberg, MPH

Mollie Sternberg, MPH

Senior Research Analyst on the Research and Evaluation

Abjot Kaur “Abby”

Abjot Kaur “Abby”

Clinical Training and Research Institute Coordinator

Biography

Eleanor Owen, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with children and families. Eleanor received her Master’s in Social Work from San Diego University in 2012. She started with Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services in 2010, and has worked in several direct service positions and programs. Currently, she holds dual roles as a Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Training Specialist, and also coordinates the student intern program. Eleanor holds certifications to provide treatment, supervision, and/or training in multiple Evidence-Based Practices including Managing and Adapting Practice and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Biography

Janine Quintero, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Assistant Vice President of Evaluation and Research for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. Dr. Quintero received her BA in Psychology from UCLA and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. Dr. Quintero has over 15 years in working with a non-profit in evaluating the effectiveness of an array of mental health services as well as prevention/early intervention and residential programs. Dr. Quintero oversees the Research and Evaluation department for Hathaway-Sycamores where the team is dedicated to working collaboratively with leadership to review organizational and clinical program effectiveness to target areas of improvement.

Biography

Mollie Sternberg, MPH, is a Senior Research Analyst on the Research and Evaluation Team at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. Mollie received her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the Boston University School of Public Health. Mollie’s notable past positions include Director of Clinical Quality Improvement at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Teach For America Alabama Corps Member as a Chemistry teacher. At Hathaway-Sycamores, Mollie is currently focused on integrating data-driven solutions with robust program applications to improve outcomes for youth and families receiving mental health services.

Biography

Abjot Kaur “Abby” is the Clinical Training and Research Institute Coordinator for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. Abby manages the agency’s external training program through community public relations, technology, and web administration, and facilitation of training provision. She also supports the management of the Institute’s Continued Education (CE) program.

Training Series Topics

Mental Health First Aid
Learning about mental health needs is necessary to support our workforce navigating these unprecedented times. Many struggle finding the balance of work and personal life given the nature of physical proximity, possible work space limitations, distractions, feeling more isolated or disconnected from friends, love ones, and co-workers, and limited access to many of the resources we relied on to let off steam and recharge ourselves. The health crisis of COVID-19 has greatly impacted the mental health of Americans. Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. These challenges are also on the rise due to the impacts of the global pandemic. This training will certify participants to be prepared with knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis
Self-Care 101 while Working-From-Home
Since an unprecedented number of our workforce has been remotely working from home, the boundaries between work and home life have become more blurred than ever before. With the added pressures of keeping oneself and loved ones safe during a global pandemic, increased exposure to social injustices across systems, and managing schooling-from-home tasks for some employees, the need for self-care has become imperative to overall well-being. In a working-from home environment, it is easy for attention to be pulled into multiple directions and distractions are in abundance. Learning the building blocks and committing to intentional, routine self-care practice can be both a strategy for improving well-being as well as for improving work productivity and focus. When work has entered into our home life space we need to define the work space FROM the home space. In this training, the participant will learn how stress works on the brain, will learn self-regulation strategies, and how to create a self-care plan.
Building an Inclusive Team
With heightened consciousness of the social injustices in our world and positive effects from building an inclusive team, more company leaders are searching for and welcoming a diverse workforce. However, building an inclusive team is not simply checking a box. It takes commitment, humility, collaboration, and cultural intelligence. Even the most well-intentioned team must engage in self-analysis of bias into order to build cultural humility and embrace inclusivity as the way forward. This training will invite participants to examine the impact of implicit bias and learn the ingredients of building an inclusive team that has the potential to yield positive performance outcomes.
Dealing with Transition/Back to Work
As the COVID-19 infection and vaccination rates begin to improve, American industries are preparing for employees to return back to an – at least partially – office-based culture. Even if your organization’s plan is to adopt a hybrid model, much change has occurred in the past year and ‘going back to the office’ will take preparation and planning to ensure a smooth and sustainable transition. This training will challenge participants to consider what aspects of working in this past year they would like to retain and what they would like to let go, and how going ‘back’ to the office may be actually be better described as going ‘forward’ to a new workplace experience.

The Hathaway Center for Excellence is a Continuing Education vendor for the American Psychological Association (APA), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) including STRTP and GHA, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

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Partners

The Hathaway Center for Excellence is the preferred training partner of Behavioral Health Innovations (BHI). BHI’s founders developed the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5, which has been widely adopted across the US, Europe, and Asia as the preferred evidence-based assessment for trauma exposure and PTSD. Sycamores is accredited through the Joint Commission and the Solid Foundation for Inclusion tier from All Children All Families (ACAF).

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