Dr. Harleen Hutchinson, PsyD, IMH-E®

Executive Director, The Journey Institute Inc.

Dr. Harleen Hutchinson, IMH-E® is a psychologist and social worker, an endorsed Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor, and Executive Director of the Journey institute, Inc. Her life’s work is centered on ensuring young children have access to high quality early pediatric behavioral health programs and services that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University.

Dr. Hutchinson is the President of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH), and also chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. She was the 2020 recipient of the FAIMH “Answering the Call” award. In her role as President of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH), she works collaboratively with organizations in enhancing workforce development of professionals to ensure a state-wide culture change. She is a FAIMH Training Academy Expert Trainer and Reflective Consultant statewide, nationally and internationally. She provides early childhood equity trainings, reflective consultation, lectures, consults locally, statewide, nationally and internationally, on issues relating to diversity and inclusion, trauma and aces, maternal mental health, early childhood mental health, attachment, and pediatric bereavement.


Track 6: Approaching IECMH Diagnosis and Diagnostic Systems from a Multicultural Social Justice Perspective