Dr. Neal Horen

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Neal Horen, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has focused on early childhood mental health for the last twenty years. He is the Director of the Early Childhood Division and Co-director of the Head Start National Center on Health, Behavioral Health and Safety, the national Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and leads Georgetown’s TA efforts on the MIECHV TARC and on the PDG B5 TA Center.Dr. Horen is leading efforts in certificate programs in child protection internationally and certificate programs in infant mental health, mental health consultation and family support domestically. In addition, he leads efforts around supporting the needs of young Syrian refugees displaced in Jordan and Lebanon.Neal has helped to develop many materials related to infant and early childhood mental health consultation, including training guides, evaluation guides, and monographs. He also continues to be active in providing mental health consultation as part of his clinical practice. Neal continues to spend time working in direct clinical care including development of social skills interventions for young children, and he is director of the HOYA Clinic, which offers therapeutic and assessment services for young children and families.