CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who/- Dr. Karyne E. Messina has been recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Psychology. Dr. Messina is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and educational specialist with over 30 years of professional experience.
Dr. Messina graduated from George Washington University with a Doctorate in Human Development. Her doctoral degree included the study of Abnormal Psychology as well as Psychological Testing and Assessment. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she also obtained a Master's Degree from George Washington University in Special Education with a focus on Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Messina began her career as a teacher in a non-graded school that focused on developing individual strengths in each child. She then worked as a special education teacher. Since then, she has continued to teach students and professional therapists at the Washington School of Psychology and The Center for Psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C.
She is a founding member and of the Infant Observation program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. At this facility she has served as the Director of the Meyer Treatment Center and was the Interim Executive Director before becoming the Director of a Hospital Outpatient Program. She was a member of the Board of Director at this School as well.
She has also taught a number of post-graduate level courses for therapists who are in training. During her tenure, she received Teacher of the Year award several times based on student evaluations and recommendations at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
Moreover, from her decades of experience in private practice, she has worked extensively with patients afflicted with a wide variety of mental health and behavioral symptoms or diagnoses, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, schizophrenia, sexual orientation and gender identity, couples counseling, PTSD, and other trauma-inducing behaviors/experiences.
She also provides a vast array of services including Psychological and Education Testing, Individual Psychotherapy, Play Therapy for Children, Psychoanalysis, Helping Adolescents develop a "College Edge." This includes creating an optimal course that can help them think about their futures with intentionality. Through the use of Career Counseling and Coaching skills, she assists Executives and leading Managers in various fields in their search for more satisfaction in their work by exploring second career options. She also works with Couples and Families and conducts Custody Evaluations.
Dr. Messina is also a writer and is currently working on a book about why many accomplished women have been written out of history; a phenomenon she believes can be applied to situations where one group discriminates against another. Her major hypothesis can be applied to bullying on the playground as well as conflict between major corporations and countries at war. She also will discuss a way to ameliorate tensions that lead major impasses.
Additionally, she is currently a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis where she serves as a Certification Examiner. Messina is also a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, The Washington School of Psychiatry, and the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the National Association of Professional Women.
In her spare time, Dr. Messina enjoys glassblowing and metal work. She has been invited to show her work at exhibitions worldwide.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, [email protected]
SOURCE Continental Who's Who