All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Confluence Behavioral Health, a mental health program supporting young adults, has added Dr. Caitlin Wagner Kinnart, Ph.D. to their clinical team. Dr. Kinnart begins seeing participants this August and will provide individual and group counseling and work directly with families. Her experience will make her a strong addition to Confluence’s growing team.
Dr. Kinnart comes to Confluence with a depth of experience focused on helping adolescents, young adults and their families through mental health challenges. She has worked in a number of settings including private and community-based mental health services. She began her career as a field instructor at Three Rivers Montana, a wilderness program for adolescents. While in Montana, she earned a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University. She continued working with Three Rivers Montana as a counseling intern and then therapist. After moving East to Vermont, Caitlin worked at The Bromley Brook School as a family therapist. In this capacity, she provided individual, group, and family counseling for adolescent girls enrolled in a residential therapeutic boarding school.
In 2010, she returned to school at the University of Vermont, where she earned an M. A. in Developmental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology. At UVM her direct care work and research focused on the young adult experience, stress, emotions and relationships in college life, as well as coping within family systems. Dr. Kinnart has academic experience as a teaching assistant, lab instructor, visiting professor and guest lecturer between Middlebury College and University of Vermont.
Dr. Kinnart’s work experience and academic interests perfectly align with her role at Confluence. Her understanding of and experience with residential and wilderness models is well-suited to Confluence, which combines a home-like farm setting with adventure-based wilderness experiences. Her experience working and conducting research with young adults will benefit Confluence participants seeking ways to move forward, heal and grow. In past positions, Dr. Kinnart developed a reputation for exceptional care and service among clients, their families and referring professionals. She brings to Confluence an eagerness to return to direct care work after completing her Ph.D.
About Confluence Behavioral Health
Confluence Behavioral Health helps young adults and their families navigate the complexities and challenges of today’s path to adulthood. The program combines a clinically-intensive treatment model with therapeutic interventions designed to unlock an individual capacity to heal and change. With compassion and understanding, Confluence programming guides young adults towards engaged, positive and fulfilling lives. Bringing together whole person health and transformative experiences, participants find the balance where responsibility and purpose meet an enthusiasm for life.