Carol Messmore, Ph.D., graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) presented at the recent Zero to Three 28th National Training Institute held in Fort Lauderdale. The NTI is Zero to Three’s annual multidisciplinary training event for early childhood professionals in areas such as early childhood education, mental health, early intervention, parent education, child welfare, and pediatrics. The NIT featured 80 breakout sessions as well as pre-institutes, and five general sessions. Messmore’s session was titled: “A Generational Look at Depression Utilizing a Framework of Systemic Family Therapy.” Her co-presenters were DFT master’s students Sabrina Suero and John Soria.
Messmore is the Program Director for the Capella University Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program, which is COAMFTE accredited. A recipient of the 2013 Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award, Messmore has had oversight of five grant programs and is an adjunct faculty member in NSU’s DFT. She completed a one-year post graduate Infant Mental Health training program and one-year advanced clinical training program at the Florida State University Harris Infant Mental Health Program.