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Adolescent Treatment Program

Our Team

Menninger’s Adolescent Treatment Program (ATP) boasts an experienced interdisciplinary clinical team with wide-ranging expertise. The team’s expertise includes disrupted attachment, complex trauma and emerging personality disorders, as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

 

Clinical Team

stevens-jonathan-md-2015-websiteJonathan Stevens, MD, MPH

Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Director, Outpatient Services, The Menninger Clinic

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

 

Board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Stevens completed his residency in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree and a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.

 

His research interests include the pharmacokinetics of ADHD medications, the treatment of psychotic and autism spectrum disorders and the metabolic side effects of psychiatric medications. He has presented at various conferences in this country and abroad.

 

Jaime Lovelace, BSN, BS, RN-BC

Nurse Manager

 

With more than 15 years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital - 10 as a registered nurse - Jaime has worked at Menninger since 2010.

 

She is board certified as a psychiatric-mental health nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has expertise in dialectical-behavior therapy skills.

 

Jaime is a member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association and Chatham University Nursing Honor Society.

 

Jaime earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Chatham University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Kate Edwards, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Dr. Edwards has special expertise in psychological assessment with an emphasis on projective testing as well as expertise in therapeutic interventions with personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder.

 

She is a member of the Society for Psychological Assessment.

 

Dr. Edwards earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas and her bachelor's degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and a post-doctoral fellowship at The Menninger Clinic.

 

Arti Patel, LCSW

Staff Social Worker

 

Arti has nearly 10 years of experience working with adolescents. She has special expertise in family systems, dialectical-behavior training skills, multicultural sensitivity, group work and addictions. Her research interests include addressing race in psychotherapy and developing a higher standard of culturally responsive practice in the field of social work.

 

A member of the National Association of Social Workers, Arti earned her master's degree from the Wurweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City, and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

Leah Gillam, LCSW

Staff Social Worker

 

Leah has eight years of experience and as her career has advanced, she's developed special interest and expertise in treating adolescents with trauma.

 

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association.

 

Leah earned her master's degree from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work and her bachelor's degree in social work from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

Jennifer Tracy, LCSW

Staff Social Worker

 

Jennifer has five years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. Her special expertise includes trauma, attachment and at-risk youth and families.

 

She earned her master's degree in social work from George Mason University and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

 

Herman B. Adler, MA, LPA

Psychological Associate

 

With eight years of professional experience, Herman has expertise in psychological assessments, while his research interests include personality disorders, anxiety and forensic psychology.

 

He is a full associate member of the American Psychological Association.

 

Herman earned his master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.

 

Our Consultants
Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA
Dr. Fonagy is the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London and chief executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London. He holds a visiting position at the Child Study Centre at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and currently chairs the Research Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
 
His work integrates empirical research with psychoanalytic theory, and his clinical interests center around borderline psychopathology, violence and early attachment relationships. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has authored or edited 27 books, including Mentalizing in Clinical Practice, Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology and the forthcoming Handbook of Mentalizing in Clinical Practice.
 
Efrain Bleiberg, MD
Dr. Bleiberg is a professor and vice chair in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, as well as the director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as the chief of service for psychiatry at Texas Children’s Hospital and as the senior psychiatrist at ATP.
 
Dr. Bleiberg has written and lectured widely, both nationally and internationally. His areas of expertise include disturbances in attachment development, trauma and emerging personality disorders.
 
John Hart, PhD
Dr. Hart received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. He regularly presents his research and clinical perspectives on the nature and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety-related disorders at meetings and conferences across the country.
 
Dr. Hart is the director of Research and Professional Development for The Texas Chapter of the International OCD Foundation and is a board member of the Peace of Mind Foundation, an advocacy organization for individuals with OCD. He also serves as the facilitator for the Houston OCD Support Group.