21 Clinicians Complete Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative

Twenty-one licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) from across the state have successfully completed the Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Learning Collaborative offered by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.

CPP is a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and relationship-based therapeutic treatment for children ages 0-6 who have early trauma history and/or are experiencing emotional, behavioral, attachment, and/or mental health problems. With completion of the training, these clinicians are now eligible for inclusion on the national roster of trained CPP providers and have been awarded 19.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana.

LHMPs who completed the course include:

-From Baton Rouge, La.: Shawn Joseph, Peak Behavioral Health; Yolanda Lowery, Adolescent and Family Counseling Services; and Brittany Santora, Red Stick Pediatrics.

-From Chalmette, La.: Rebecca Callaway and Charles Strong, The Guidance Center.

-From Gretna, La.: Kimberly Andres, The First Step Youth and Family Services.

-From Houma, La.: Anastasia Arceneaux, South Central Louisiana Human Service Authority.

-From Metairie, La.: Shonell Dillon, Dillon Counseling Services.

-From Monroe, La.: Alisa Turner, Transitions Counseling & Development Center.

-From Morgan City, La.: Jamie Huffman and Brandie Levy, St. Mary Behavioral Health Center.

-From New Orleans, La.: Angela Breidenstine, Tulane Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychology; Elizabeth LeCorgne, Children’s Bureau of New Orleans; Dionne Parker-George, Inspiring Hope; and Natasha Pena, Enhanced Destiny Services.

-From Raceland, La.: Emily Callais, Lafourche Behavioral Health Center; and Henry Mitchell, South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority.

-From Shreveport, La.: Kristal Chambers, Assured Behavioral Concepts; Ashley Enders Clinger, Clinger Family Counseling Services; and E. Mary Cone, Superior Counseling Services.

-From Thibodaux, La.: Dawn Chadwick, Strategic Interventions.