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Dr. Dominique Charlot-Swilley received her training in clinical child psychology with over 15 years of experience working with young children, adolescents, and their parents. She is a certified school psychologist and in her work, Dr. Charlot-Swilley explores the systemic issues that impact children’s emotional, social, and academic functioning. As a clinician of Haitian descent, she also considers the impact of ethnic and cultural issues when exploring positive pathways to promote transformative change in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults. She has conducted psychoeducational and clinical evaluations in school-based and community-based settings. She has substantial knowledge of the conceptualization, development, evaluation and implementation of programs, including community-based prevention, gender-specific adolescent programs, and early intervention and crisis intervention projects. Dr. Charlot-Swilley also possesses an extensive background in training, including but not limited to, behavior management, relationship building, parenting skills, conflict resolution, cultural competency, stress management and team building.

She has been a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, American University, George Washington University, and at Howard University. Dr. Charlot-Swilley has served as an expert panel member for Georgetown University Center of Child and Human Development that explored effective early childhood mental health consultation programs. Other clients include Children’s Hospital, several Independent Private Schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, University of Maryland Behavioral Health, District of Columbia Public Schools, District of Columbia Head Start and District of Columbia Charter Schools.

Dr. Charlot-Swilley received her training at Howard University and completed her internship at University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry in Baltimore, MD and her post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University Adolescent Health. She is married and a mother of a three girls.