Britt H. Rathbone is an adolescent mental health expert and is the director of Rathbone & Associates, an adolescent psychotherapy practice. Mr. Rathbone earned his social work degree from Columbia University and has worked exclusively with adolescents and young adults for three decades. In addition to his clinical work he has been a highly rated instructor of graduate social work students at the National Catholic University School of Social Service. He trains therapists and presents frequently to lay and professional audiences on issues of adolescence. He is committed to providing treatments that work for young people, and training service providers to do the same. In addition to What Works With Teens his publications include Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges. He is consistently named a top therapist for teenagers by Washingtonian magazine.
Julie B. Baron
is a clinical social worker with twenty five years of experience working with adolescents and their families in community based mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, home based crisis stabilization programs, public and private schools, and is currently in private practice providing individual, group, and family therapy and advocacy services at Julie Baron and Associates in Rockville, MD. Ms. Baron earned her social work degree from Boston University. She practices evidence-based relational strategies to engage adolescents in intervention and empower young people in reaching their goals. She has particular knowledge and experience in understanding different learning styles and disabilities as well as a variety of emotional and behavioral issues affecting children and adolescents. She has written articles and provides trainings and workshops to adolescents, parents, and professionals on various topics related to adolescent development and social culture, such as bullying and cyber-socializing, positive school climate, and practicing therapy with adolescents. She is the co-author of “What Works With Teens: A Professional’s Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change” released by New Harbinger Publications on April 1, 2015.