Carmel Browne,LCSW is a long term resident of Chicago but is a native of The Bahamas. She came to Chicago to attend graduate school at The University of Chicago in the School of Social Service Administration, fell in love with the City and its people and has remained. In addition to her Master’s in Social Service Administration, Carmel also has a BSW from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. She has completed four years post graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has completed an Advanced Psychodynamic Clinical Practice Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago and has extensive training in Nonprofit Management from Axelson Center at North Park University. She is a Certified Instructor for The Crisis Prevention Institute; trained in the principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its fidelity measures – MITI 3.0l. Carmel has over 20 years of progressively responsible management experience and has provided training and in-service opportunities on a local and national level. She is a certified Forensic Interviewer and is the Director of MDT Coordination at the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.