WHO WE ARE We are crazy enough to think we can change the world...
WHAT WE DO
We provide developmentally based psychological services (in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language) in Washington, D.C. schools, and the local community.
We focus on results, and use state of the art, outcome based interventions.
The developmental perspective is trans-theoretical, synthetic, and universally applicable to children and families of all ages, geography, ethnicities, and/or socio-economic status.
Psychological development is observable and empirical. We track outcomes and focus on getting results.
Common interventions include:
Individual (DIR) therapy
In-class observations and interventions
We focus on helping kids meet their developmental milestones and master the universal developmental tasks of childhood:
Follow multi-step directions
Understand cause and effect
Plan their future
Think long term
Move from knowing “what” to knowing “why”
Communicate their need
Advocate for themselves
Cooperate in relationships
Experience a full range of feelings including joy and hopefulness
We provide a range of on-site support for schools, educators, and mental health professionals which include:
Classroom based mindfulness activities
Training in self-observation, mindfulness and supportive environments
Participation in “Kid Talk”, RTI, IEP and disciplinary meetings
Collaboration to provide support for the “hardest” students
Classroom management consultation
Professional development trainings
We don’t teach kids what to think… We teach them how to think.
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Our Training Philosophy
Development occurs in relationship
Connected Psychology is the synthesis of western and eastern developmental psychology. Access to this knowledge is one of the great jewels of an information age.
There are no secrets here. We prepare you to change the world. We arm you with universal, trans-cultural, trans-theoretical developmental knowledge and the ability to use it to get results.
We are focused on training and empowering future psychologists. The field of psychology and its psychologists have responsibility for the psychological evolution of humanity. Our program develops the psychology of the trainee
Text books teach you what to think…. We teach you how to think.
The potentials of future human psychological development awaken in the development of self-awareness. These new ideas can now be integrated through the structure and stages of the mind’s development.
You can’t read about yourself in a book. Self-awareness is a science of direct knowing. You will be given every opportunity to know yourself, directly.
“This internship year at Connected has been both challenging and formative. The realities and situations I faced throughout the year have provided me with deep insights into parallel process phenomena and the ways groups (such as teachers and school staff) function when faced with painful and nameless emotions. My close experience with the ever-present disruptions characteristic of my patients' lives gave me a non-intellectualized, and in-the-bone-marrow understanding of the fundamental importance of the therapeutic frame and other basic aspects of the therapeutic process.” - A reflection from a 2016-2017 Resident
True confidence as a professional psychologist comes through self-knowledge and knowing how to get results.