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Jeff Brain, MA, CTS, CEP
Jeff has been working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families for the past 25 years. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a certified trauma specialist and a certified educational planner.
Jeff has the unique experience of having been the Director of Admissions for nine years for a therapeutic boarding school that served at-risk teens and young adults that drew students nationally and internationally. He led and developed the admissions office, helped launch and market several new programs and helped lead an accreditation and re-branding initiative. He speaks regularly at conferences and to parent groups and has an extensive, national network of professionals, schools and treatment providers to serve as resources for families in need. Jeff has traveled extensively throughout the US, visiting schools and programs meeting the needs of children, adolescents and young adults. He is a regular attender at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) conferences, and many treatment specific professional conferences to stay abreast of best practices in the industry and personal knowledge of the best programs in the country. Jeff developed and copyrighted a therapeutic program/school checklist for parents to use to determine the quality and legitimacy of therapeutic schools and programs.
Jeff has extensive clinical and administrative leadership experience in a variety of residential settings and has worked with youth with a variety of mental health, substance use and behavioral issues. He has worked as a program development and program enhancement consultant to therapeutic schools and programs. He also serves as a consultant for the Mental Health Association, where he has worked in support of several programs serving families and children in crisis as well as founded and still leads a social skill building youth group for adolescents with significant social deficits. Jeff also volunteers his time for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, serving as a trainer and senior camp counselor for MDA’s extraordinary summer camping program. On a personal note, Jeff has been married to his incredibly patient wife Debbie for 26 years and they have two beagles, Jack & Jake, who are certified therapy dogs.
For more professional information about Jeff, please review his LinkedIn profile.
Last Update February 3, 2015