Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

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Reception celebrates appointment of HPC’s Kimberly Bell to CWRU med school post

Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D.
Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center

SHAKER HEIGHTS – Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, will be honored at a reception on Jan. 26 2017, in celebration of her appointment as the John A. Hadden Jr. M.D. Professor of Psychoanalytic Child Development.

The reception is hosted by Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, at 4:30 p.m. in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.

The professorship is part of Bell’s role at Hanna Perkins, where she is clinical director of the Hadden Clinic. Bell took on both rolls in late 2015.

At the medical school, her role includes development of offerings that enhance the understanding and use of psychoanalytic approaches to child development when providing medical care for young patients. Her current activities include teaching a course in Behavioral Medicine, and developing new observational pediatric rotations for students in the Physician Assistant program. These rotations are also offered to residents in the specialties of pediatrics and psychiatry.

The Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins provides mental health services to children and adolescents to age 18, as well as to women suffering from postpartum depression and other related disorders.

About Hanna Perkins

Since 1951, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development has partnered with parents and professionals to help children understand, communicate and manage their feelings for success in school and life. Located in the historic renovation of the former Malvern School in Shaker Heights, Hanna Perkins provides these services:

Hanna Perkins School: Preschool, kindergarten, parent/toddler group and an Autism Spectrum Disorders dedicated classroom, all focused on the ability to understand and manage feelings as the foundation of other essential life skills.

Hadden Clinic, providing developmental guidance and therapy for children and adolescents, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders in mothers.

Continuing education and training to teachers, child care providers, social workers and other child-care specialists across Northeast Ohio.

The Reinberger Parent Child Resource Center, offering consultation and support for parents, and other educational opportunities based on the Hanna Perkins approach to child development.

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training, through an intensive program that prepares professionals to provide psychoanalytic therapy to children and adolescents, and to work closely with children’s parents.