The Dude Therapist

How to Help your Children be Kids w/ Eleanor Ezell, LCSW

August 28, 2022 Eli Weinstein, LCSW and Eleanor Ezell, LCSW Season 3 Episode 54
The Dude Therapist
How to Help your Children be Kids w/ Eleanor Ezell, LCSW
Show Notes

Eleanor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the Founder and Clinical Director at Child and Family Therapy Collective based in Nashville, TN, a growing group therapy practice serving children and adolescents. She attended New York University for graduate training, where she trained with leading experts in the treatment of childhood anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She completed a multi-year Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she was also grant-funded to disseminate an evidence-based treatment for selective mutism. Eleanor is passionate about evidence-based and comprehensive clinical care for children, adolescents, and their families.

Her expertise includes working with children and teens with selective mutism, social anxiety, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder with co-occurring developmental delays as well as toddler attachment. Eleanor is an active therapist trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PCIT for selective mutism (PCIT-SM) as she continues to train her clinical staff in Nashville.  Training other clinicians allow Eleanor to reach more families through the dissemination of efficacious treatments that can reach more children more quickly. She serves in volunteer leadership positions on the Selective Mutism Association Board of Directors and as the Chair of the PCIT Continuing Education Task Force.

Accomplishments in her early career have allowed her to work creatively to make strides to increase access to care in the southeast. Eleanor was the first to bring both PCIT-SM and TCIT to the state of Mississippi she built out programming at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for PCIT-SM and TCIT with her team.

Eleanor believes wholeheartedly that parents should have wide open access to high-quality information supported by the evidence base and resources. The Child and Family Learning Lab is a psychoeducational learning platform for parents to learn in workshop format and engage with one another. All families deserve access to research and access to resources from experts in their field. Find us on our website for workshops or on Instagram @growlittleminds where she collaborates with professionals across the country to teach and learn together in the community.

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