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Alana Russotti, LCSW, IECMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Specialist & Infant and Early Childhood Clinical Mentor, has been working with children and families impacted by trauma in our community for over 10 years, and currently works for SPCC as the Director of Reflective Practices. Alana holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, and a Master’s Degree from Fordham University in Clinical Social Work. Fueled by a core belief that the most meaningful way to support children is through their relationships with their caregivers, she began her career at SPCC in the Supervised Visitation Program. In 2014, after identifying a need for more intensive treatment options for children in foster care and high-conflict custody situations, Alana co-created Rochester’s first Therapeutic Visitation Program and worked as the Clinical Supervisor of this program for 5 years. In addition to work through her psychotherapy private practice, Kaleidoscope Wellness, Alana is an active member of NYSAIMH’s endorsement committee and holds particular expertise in providing and consulting in areas of Reflective Supervision/Consultation, parent-child Emotional Availability®, child welfare, child-centered high-conflict custody, child-centered play therapy, the impact of trauma on children, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Relationships are at the core of who Alana is and she deeply values the impact of healthy relationships between multidisciplinary systems, in the supervisory relationship, and with clients alike; Alana is grateful for the personal and professional relationships that give her the fuel and grounding to do this work, especially her greatest teacher, her daughter.