Serena Wieder, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology - Clinical Director

Dr. Wieder is the Clinical Director, Profectum and Founder and past Associate Chair, of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL). She founded and directed the DIR model Institute, a case based competency training program for multidisciplinary professionals, from 1999-2010. Dr. Wieder also serves on the Board of Zero to Three – the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. Currently she conducts a clinical and consulting practice in MD and NY for infants, children, adolescent and adults with complex developmental and mental health challenges. Programs she consults to include the New York Center for Child Development; Celebrate the Children; Treatment and Learning Center, Rockville, MD; Imagine Academy; the former Bridges Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX and other clinical and educational programs in the US and abroad. Dr. Wieder conducts national and international training on the DIR/Floortime model. She served on the faculties of the Infant-Parent Study Center, the ICDL Graduate School and has just joined the faculty of the Adelphi University Parent Child Institute. She also serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of First Signs. Her research has focused on diagnostic Classification and the long term follow up of children treated with the DIR model. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Developmental Processes and the ICDL Journal, Dr. Wieder publishes numerous articles on the DIR model, diagnostic classification, emotional and symbolic development and training. She also co-authored Engaging Autism, The Child with Special Needs, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, with Stanley Greenspan; co-chaired the ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infants and Young Children and the first edition of the Zero to Three Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy. She will soon publish with Dr. Harry Wachs, Hidden in Plain Sight: Visual Spatial Challenges in Autism and Learning Difficulties.

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Overcoming Barriers
Profectum's 3rd Annual conference in New York City brought together expert guest speakers and parents to help you understand the barriers to progress and “how to” move forward when they arise. Details>>

3D Thinking
Profectum's 1st International Conference honored early childhood pioneer T. Berry Brazelton and featured leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches.  Details>>

Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement
Serena Wieder and Harry Wach’s new book on Advancing Competencies and Emotional Development in Children with Learning and Autism Spectrum. Details>>

P.L.A.Y.® Project
Dr. Richard Solomon demonstrates effective play-based interventions with young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Developmental Approach to Anxiety
Dr. Ricki Robinson's new presentation on the use of a developmental approach to address anxiety in children with ASD.
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