Corinne Meijer, Ph.D.
Director for Child and Adolescents Services
Corinne Meijer is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined Community Connections in 2002, specifically to develop services for children impacted by serious mental illness. What began as a pilot with 3 children of 3 mothers with serious emotional disturbances and mental health diagnoses respectively, has grown to the second largest children's program in the District. A native of Washington DC, Dr. Meijer has worked extensively for over 20 years with inner-city, underserved youth with complex needs (e.g., exposure to trauma, biological vulnerabilities, significant environmental stressors, chaotic home situations, multiple agencies involved, etc). Dr. Meijer has a particular personal and professional interest in the development of services to interrupt the transmission of intergenerational trauma. She is currently implementing three trauma-informed evidenced-based practices in the Community Connections Child and Adolescent Program; the Girl's Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (G-TREM), the "Strengthening Families Coping Resources" (SFCR) Multi-Family Recovery Intervention, and the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model.
Prior to coming to Community Connections, Dr. Meijer worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a psychotherapist, and at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, where she was the clinical coordinator of the Baltimore Child Development-Community Policing Program (DC-CP), a partnership among police, mental health, and community members for the purpose of helping children, families, and communities impacted by violence. Dr. Meijer completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Meijer was a member of the D.C. Air National Guard.