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I am an experienced Couple and Family Therapist working in private practice. I have done extensive work with couples, families and individuals experiencing grief, loss, depression and anxiety. Over the years, I have studied the impact of migration and its consequences on families, couples and individuals. I continue to offer workshops in this field at universities and international organization. In the recent years I have worked as an adjunct clinical supervisor at University of Maryland, College Park, I supervised Master students at the Center for Healthy Families, a clinic operating under the Department of Family Science. I also consulted with families and children who have experienced mal-treatment at the Tree House, Child Assessment Center in Montgomery County, where I worked collaboratively with different agencies.

In addition to the degree in Couple and Family Therapy I have an advanced degree in Linguistics, which has helped me focus on the importance of language in the therapeutic process.

Administratively, I served as president-elect and president of the Middle Atlantic Division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF file)

Affiliation and Organization Involvement

Creator and Organizer of the Narrative Reading Group

The Reading Group comprises of practitioners interested in exchanging ideas on narrative therapy theory and practice. This group has organized two conferences, "Help With Very Challenging Problems," October 2012 (conference announcement), and "Reclaiming Community After Personal Catastrophe," April 2014 (conference announcement).

Conference Organizer of the Greater Washington Latino Mental Health Network

The Network is a listserv with the purpose of organizing and connecting Mental Health Therapists who work with multicultural clients and to serve as a forum for resources in the field. With a group of colleagues we organized various conferences, such as:

  La Cultura Cura: Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Latino Men, September 2011

  Identities in Transition: A Multicultural Perspective of Immigration, April 2009 (conference brochure)

  Latinos - Our Many Faces, our Many Stories: Challenges for Mental Health Professionals,
   October 2006 (conference brochure)

  Bridges to A New Life: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of the Latino Immigrant Population,
   October 2004 (conference brochure)

Office:

8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 205
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301) 495-6393
Fax: (301) 495-6394
Email: christina@christinaguidorizzi.com

 
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