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About Dr. Hinchman

I received both my MSW and Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1979 I completed a postdoctoral APA-approved clinical internship in Family Therapy and received my license for the independent practice of psychology in Connecticut in 1981. Since that time I have worked with many people, helping them to resolve conflicts and develop a personal sense of competence and confidence. I believe that we grow and thrive within the context of authentic and mutually satisfying relationships. Psychotherapy is a process which helps individuals and couples achieve personal satisfaction and establish meaningful relationships.
 I have worked as a psychologist in residential treatment and partial hospital programs for children and their families. Most recently I have provided psychological services to adults and couples in a private practice setting. I have been certified by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I received postgraduate clinical training at the Philadelphia Family Institute, and was formerly on the staff of the Family Study Center in Hartford. I have also taught courses at St. Joseph College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The focus of my work has been to treat individuals and couples within the context of their families and the cultures in which they live.
 One of my subspecialties has been the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. For seven years I worked as a consulting psychologist at Parkside Lodge, a substance abuse treatment center in Canaan, CT. I have been certified by the Prevention Research Institute in Lexington KY to teach substance abuse prevention programs. In 1991 I was a participant observer in the Family Program at Hazelden in Minnesota.
 Since 1996 years I have been a student and presenter at the Jean Baker Miller Advanced Training Institute at the Stone Center at Wellesley College. Working with colleagues and faculty at the Institute I have incorporated Cultural/Relational Theory into my clinical work. This orientation has also provided a foundation for clinical research projects I have worked on. I am the principal investigator in a long-term project exploring the role of love and boundary violations in the psychotherapy relationship. In the "Women without Children Project" I work with four other colleagues exploring the impact of childlessness on women's psychological development.
 I would be happy to talk with you if you would like to know more about the work I do and whether or not I might be helpful to you. Call me at 860-672-6386 and leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

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