Deborah Hirschland, MSW, has spent over three decades working with children, parents, and teachers. A frequent presenter on early childhood issues – one who is known for her engaging style, accessible explanations, and practical approaches to intervention – she offers consultation and training to a range of early care and education programs across her home state of Massachusetts and beyond.
Deborah was on the faculty of the Boston University School of Social Work for many years, and later taught in its Postgraduate Program in Clinical Work with Children, Adolescents, and Families. Currently, she is affiliated with the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology’s Freedman Center for Child and Family Development. Over the course of her career, she has offered workshops and presentations at a range of agencies, university-based programs, organizations, and institutes. Those include, among many others, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs of Communities United, Inc., Georgetown University’s Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education, the Together for Kids Project, the Connected Beginnings Training Institute, and the Center for Parents and Teachers.
In addition to her work as a child and family therapist, clinical supervisor, parent mentor, early childhood mental health consultant, and presenter, Deborah is a contributor to the Zero to Three Journal and the author of two books, When Young Children Need Help: Understanding and Addressing Emotional, Behavioral, and Developmental Challenges (Redleaf Press, 2015) and Collaborative Intervention in Early Childhood: Consulting with Parents and Teachers of 3- to 7-Year-Olds (Oxford University Press, 2008).
You can learn more about Deborah Hirschland online by visiting her webpage. Deborah will be adding dialogue regarding chapters 27 and 28 of Rae Pica’s book What If Everybody Understood Child Development? on Nov. 30th.
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