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Princeton House’s Nathalie Edmond Chosen for Women’s Leadership Institute

Dec 12, 2013

Nathalie Edmond, PsyD, Director of the Women's Program at Princeton House Behavioral Health, has been selected as a member of the 2013-2014 Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, which was established by the American Psychological Association to support and empower women psychologists.

Dr. Edmond, who also serves as associate executive director of outpatient services at Princeton House, began her one-year term this fall during a three-day workshop in Washington, D.C. She was one of 30 members selected from among applicants across the nation in recognition of their career achievements and leadership potential.

"The success of our Women's Program demonstrates the need for specialized services for women and also speaks to the need for female clinicians and women in leadership roles who can promote positive changes in behavioral healthcare," Dr. Edmond said. "I'm honored to be chosen, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to learn and also to share my own experiences."

During the year, members will participate in a series of webinars by noted woman leaders in psychology on leadership, scholarship and research, education, and development. In addition, participants will be encouraged to meet via telephone in small groups as needed to discuss issues they are currently facing in their careers.

The leadership institute, now in its sixth year, works to enhance the number and effectiveness of women psychologists holding leadership positions in academic, practice, and other professional settings. Additional goals include increasing the diversity of women psychologists and ensuring that women have the knowledge, skills and training opportunities necessary to compete for leadership/senior management positions.

"We are very pleased that Nathalie has been recognized with this distinguished honor," said Peter Thomas, PhD, Executive Director, Outpatient Services, at Princeton House Behavioral Health. "She is already a proven leader, and this opportunity will help her advance those skills as she networks with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and professional settings."

The Women's Program-which earlier this year was named by the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Health as a Top Performer in "Client Perception of Care"-is an innovative specialized service for women.

Its roots trace to 1991 when a women-only trauma group was formed at the Princeton inpatient campus. Today, the Women's Program features six distinct tracks, including trauma, trauma and addiction, dialectical behavior therapy skills, and emotion regulation, that are provided on an outpatient basis at locations in Princeton, North Brunswick, Hamilton and Moorestown. The two most recent tracks, Emotional Eating and Support Adolescent Girls Emotionally (SAGE), were added in 2013 at the Princeton outpatient location.

For all services within the Women's Program, patients receive a comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist; an individualized plan of evidence-based treatment; group and individual therapy; family intervention; expressive therapies, such as yoga, art, and writing; education about mind-body connections in maintaining physical and emotional health; and medication management.

Princeton House Behavioral Health, a unit of Princeton HealthCare System, is a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare. For more information, visit www.princetonhouse.org.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

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