Moving On Published: Sep 24, 2013 - 11:33:33 PM

Child Guidance Center Announces Greenwich Director

By The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC)

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STAMFORD, CT - The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) is pleased to introduce Dr. Kirimi Fuller, PsyD, as Director of the Agency’s Greenwich Community Office.

Dr. Fuller initially came to CGC in 2010, going first through the Agency’s internship program and later working as a postdoctoral fellow. During her internship, as part of the Early Intervention Track, she focused on specialized assessments for children ages 2-6, identifying specific developmental delays and other mental health and environmental issues that might be interfering with normal development. She also provided mental health consultation to Stamford’s Headstart program. Dr. Fuller also conducted neuropsychological assessments for youngsters ages 6-18 as part of her internship and completed a rotation with the Crisis Team, responding to mobile crisis calls to some of the highest-risk children and adolescents in the community.

During her time as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Fuller provided formal testing supervision for two interns, demonstrating excellent leadership qualities and capability. She also served as lead clinical person in CGC’s Darien/New Canaan Community Office, attending community meetings as a representative of the Agency and coordinating administrative duties in that office. Most recently, Dr. Fuller spent six months in London as an Honorary Research Associate at the prestigious Anna Freud Centre. During her time in England, she collaborated on research questions relating to the treatment of adolescents with depression/anxiety.

In addition to her time at CGC and abroad, Dr. Fuller has worked at Autism Support Services in Virginia and the Cambridge Health Alliance’s Child Assessment Unit in Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College and earned her doctorate from The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Larry Rosenberg, CGC’s Clinical Director indicated “As both an intern and postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Fuller demonstrated extraordinary clinical skill and the ability to establish effective collaborative relationships with community partners. The wide range of her experience, combined with her deep personal commitment to helping children, adolescents and families make her an ideal fit for her new position in Greenwich”.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut after completing two years of training from 2010-2012,” said Dr. Fuller. “After living in England, I am excited to be back at the agency that offered me such high-quality training and to have the opportunity to provide service to the wonderful Greenwich community.” She emphasized her enthusiasm for continuing CGC’s strong history of service to children and families in the community, and to assuring CGC maintains top notch mental health services.” services.”

The need for mental health services in Greenwich continues to grow rapidly, as evidenced by a 19% increase in the total number of hours CGC provided to children and families there over the past year. Knowing the critical nature of the work done at the Greenwich office, CGC is confident that Dr. Fuller is the perfect choice to lead this valuable community resource moving forward.
Staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, APRN’s and care coordinators, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut is an outpatient mental health center for children and adolescents who experience psychological, behavioral, developmental, social or family problems. We are dedicated to reducing emotional suffering and dysfunctional behavior, strengthening families, and helping each child and adolescent achieve optimal potential. CGC’s clinical staff works with more than 2,000 children annually, providing culturally competent and sensitive care to families who are representative of the rich ethnic mix of communities we serve. Preventative services are provided to youngsters, parents, and professionals through community education and consultation programs. Incorporated in 1954, CGC is supported by the Connecticut Department of Children & Families, Connecticut Office of Victim Services, and United Way and Community Funds; and is the beneficiary of generous individual, foundation, and corporate contributions.

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