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Home Base Family Team clinicians work with families using the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Model. The PACT Model identifies each family’s particular strengths in problem-solving and builds new skills and confidence to help families thrive during deployment and reintegration.
Home Base provides a wide range of support for family members including:
Dr. Paula Rauch serves as the director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program. She is well known for her outreach to families, hospitals, schools, and communities and her work with the media to support the mental health and well–being of children and adolescents.
Dr. Rauch has been a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital for more than 25 years. She is an associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in both adult and child psychiatry. She is a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Military Child Education Coalition, and helps to advise MCEC and its Living in the New Normal committee on the full spectrum of effects—including resilience, growth, and achievement, multiple deployments, trauma, and loss—living a military lifestyle has upon military children.
Dr. Rauch received the 2011 Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award. The award acknowledges outstanding leadership and continuous contributions in the field of liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. She is an author of many publications including the book Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Bonnie Ohye has been a practicing child psychologist, clinical teacher and mentor for 30 years. She received her clinical training at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles and at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston. As a member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association Board of Directors, she established the national model of mentoring early career psychologists. Her clinical practice has been devoted to the care of children and adolescents with a broad spectrum of anxiety disorders and the parent and family stresses associated with them. The author of an early parenthood resource, Mothering from the Heart: Lessons on Listening to Our Children and Ourselves (Penguin), she is also Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School with particular interest in parenting and cultural factors in family life.
Dr. Ohye is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Kathy Clair-Hayes has been a clinical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital for over 15 years. She created the Take Good Care Packs, which was a family intervention model that helped parents talk to their children about life threatening illness, traumas, and death of a loved one.
Clair-Hayes has a special interest in working with families who are facing life challenges. She spends her time talking to families about how deployment– and combat–related stress impacts the entire family. She also coaches, guides and helps families talk about how post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects them and how to start conversations to bring their loved one to care.
She graduated from Georgetown University and earned a joint masters degree in social work and pastoral ministry from Boston College.
Dr. Stephen Durant is a Staff Psychologist with the Marjorie E. Korff, PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Family Support Team at Home Base. He is a nationally known performance psychologist affiliated with the MGH medical teams that work with the Boston Bruins (NHL), the Boston Red Sox (MLB), and the New England Revolution (MLS).
Dr. Durant holds degrees from both the College of Holy Cross and Harvard University. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Psychology Program, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, MA, and has acted as a Psychological Consultant for both the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Massachusetts Alliance for Promoting Sportsmanship.
Dr. Durant is the father of four competitive athletes and co-authored the book, Whose Game is it Anyway? A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most from Sports.
Dr. Steffany J. Fredman is a staff psychologist at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, as well as the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fredman’s clinical and research work are in the area of PTSD and related conditions, including a focus on how to involve partners and other family members in treatment to optimize outcomes for those with these conditions.
She is the co-author of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD and has extensive experience training mental health providers within the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the community in the delivery of this treatment.
Dr. Tia Horner is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist who has more than 15 years experience working with children and families in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked with under-served populations providing free care to HIV positive adolescents in Harlem, in Australia, providing care, education and consultation to remote clinics in the Western Sydney Area Health Service, and at the Germaine Lawrence Residential Treatment Facility for girls.
She is currently a Senior Staff member of the Newton Wellesley Hospital Child Psychiatry Service, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where she serves as a supervisor and mentor for trainees, with an interest in Work-Life balance. She was the recipient of an MGH PACT Fellowship and brings her experience in working with the PACT program—providing parent guidance to families facing the challenges that arise when a parent has cancer—to the MGH Home Base Program.
Dr. Horner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, and completed her Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at MGH.
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