The AFCC welcomes Patricia Brady as President of the MA Chapter. Here is the article recently published in the AFCC newsletter!
Meet Patricia Brady, President of the Massachusetts Chapter Patricia Brady was elected as the President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AFCC on June 1, 2017. Pat has served on board as a member for six years, serving as Treasurer and now as President.
Patricia Brady is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ms. Brady holds an undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts, a Master of Science Degree in Human Services with a Clinical Services Major from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and a Certificate in Child and Family Forensics from the William James College. She has been performing forensic child and family evaluations for over twenty-five years and has a long history in Child Welfare beginning at the Department of Social Services now the Department of Children and Families. Ms. Brady went on to serve as the Program Director, of Adoption Services at MSPCC for five years concurrently building a Private Practice in Medford, where she serves as a Guardian Ad Litem/Parent Coordinator/Evaluator/Expert and Court Investigator.
In January of 2017, Patricia Brady Co-Founded the Center for Achieving Balance for Children and Families. This program is designed to provide resources for children and families, where there are child-parent contact challenges. In addition, the program provides therapeutic support to individuals and families, and supervised parenting time. Patricia Brady was a Consultant at MGH Law and Psychiatry dating back to 2007 and was a Mental Health Supervisor for the Family Connections Program at Children’s Hospital for five years, in addition to her private practice work conducting GAL Evaluations for the Probate and Family Courts as well as the Juvenile Court.
Over the course of the preceding twenty-five years, Ms. Brady has spoken at various conferences on the issue of understanding children’s needs across development and how they experience adoption differently at different developmental times in their lives. Ms. Brady also has presented at National Conferences on Engaging Families and assisting those facing Adversity and developing Resilience, as well as other Mental Health/Forensic Trainings. In her free time, Pat enjoys time with family, playing with her puppy, travel, music, and local sports.
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