A team of veteran educators and mental health professionals that are laser-focused on providing tools, strategies, and techniques to improve outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.

A team of veteran educators and mental health professionals that are laser-focused on providing tools, strategies, and techniques to improve outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.

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Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD
Co-Founder & Head Trainer

Dr. Bryan Pearlman is a veteran educator, PD leader, keynote speaker, and adjunct professor. He is the author of the book, Whatever It Takes For All Students To Succeed In School and Life, released in January 2019. Dr. Pearlman is also the co-founder and board member of the mental health non-profit DSMHW.org. His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, trauma, school improvement, differentiation, and data-driven decision making. In the past two years, Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 18,000 people. He is regularly asked to provide keynote addresses, featured presentations, and trainings for state, regional and national organizations.

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Dr. Lena Pearlman, PhD 
Co-Founder & Trainer

Dr. Lena Pearlman holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) as well as a Doctorate degree in Holistic Natural Health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri. Lena has been a practicing social worker for over 20 years. In addition to working privately, Lena has worked with children and adults in various settings including in-patient and out-patient hospitals, sub-acute rehabilitation centers, forensic treatment centers, and is considered an expert witness within the legal system. She has had extensive experience helping individuals cope with acute, terminal, and chronic medical problems. Lena is a member of the Missouri Society of Clinical Social Work, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers. She has served as a graduate adjunct professor and a practicum supervisor. Lena is also a co-founder and board member of DSMHW.org.

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Rebecca Dougherty, LCSW
Trainer

Rebecca Dougherty holds a Masters Degree (MSW) from Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and is a Board Member of Missouri NASW. Rebecca has been in the field of Social Work for 17 years and has worked in medical and academic settings. Her areas of practice and intervention include: crisis intervention, stress mitigation, coping with a chronic illness, and adjusting to life stages and stressors, including loss. She is an adjunct faculty member at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and provides post masters supervision for licensure candidates. Rebecca is also a board member of DSMHW.org.

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