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Pat Harvey, ACSW, LCSW-C


Pat Harvey is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of issues and is the author of Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors (New Harbinger, 2009). She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings and has been using DBT for the past decade. The DBT group residence Pat created in Massachusetts won an APA Gold Award for community programming. Since moving to Maryland, Pat coaches and supports parents, siblings and family members of individuals with emotion dysregulation/mental illness. She consults and trains therapists, mental health professionals and paraprofessionals in the use of DBT skills in many venues. She is the Public Policy Consultant to NAMI MD, where she writes and delivers testimony focused on issues related to children and adults with mental illness.