Dr. Sarah Farmer, Dr. Nadja Reilly and Ms. Kate Hyde lecture on “Finding Joy Together: Relational Communities of Flourishing,” and in conversation following the lecture. This lecture was part of the Yale Youth Ministry Institute’s monthly Lunch & Lecture Series held in Spring 2019 at Yale Divinity School.
Nadja Reilly is a licensed psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience specializing in children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Reilly completed her graduate training at the University of Miami, Florida, and her clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was a staff psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital for 12 years.
Dr. Reilly is currently the Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at William James College. At the Freedman Center, Dr. Reilly focuses on prevention, school and community mental health work, consultation, curriculum and program development, and education. She is the Director of Training of the center’s American Psychological Association approved internship.She is also an Adjunct Faculty member in the School Psychology Department of William James College.
Dr. Reilly is the author of the book Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to Fostering Self Regulation in Young Students, editor of Preventing Depression: A Toolkit for Schools, co-editor of the How Not to Keep a Secret peer leadership curriculum, editor and primary author of the Break Free from Depression school curriculum, and executive producer of Break Free From Depression, a documentary focusing on adolescent depression. Dr. Reilly also has extensive experience in working with community and faith based groups in developing and implementing depression awareness programming. Dr. Reilly has presented in numerous local and national conferences, and continues to promote awareness of child and family mental health needs through her teaching, research, and private practice.
Katherine Hyde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families. She completed her graduate work at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, and held a Clinical Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School. Kate worked closely with Dr. Nadja Reilly at the Swensrud Depression Prevention Initiative providing training and consultation around adolescent depression and suicide awareness and prevention. She participated in the development of the Break Free from Depression documentary and school curriculum. Kate is a Clinical Supervisor and also provides direct mental health services for adolescents and their families in an urban school district in Hartford, Connecticut. She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the School of Graduateand Professional Studies at the University of Saint Joseph. Kate has worked with the Yale Youth Ministry Institute since 2013 as a Lecturer and Program Coordinator, and served as a youth minister for a thriving youth program.
Dr. Sarah F. Farmer is Assistant Professor in the Theology and Ministry Department at Indiana Wesleyan University. A former associate research scholar at Yale Divinity School and Director the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Sarah received her M.Div. and Ph.D from Emory University, where she taught as an adjunct faculty and co-directed a Certificate in Theological Studies Program at a Women’s Prison. Sarah teaches in the areas of psychosocial identity and faith formation, community building, congregational studies, social change and transformative pedagogy.