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CGC's Rosenberg to step down

Published 12:04 pm, Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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After 26 years of leadership, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut's clinical director, Larry Rosenberg, will step down from his position in the spring 2014.

The CGC has launched a national search for a successor.

Rosenberg has served as clinical director of the child and adolescent mental health agency since 1987. During his tenure, the CGC created a broad range of new programs based on emerging community needs, and implemented innovative treatment approaches based on the development of the latest and most effective options in mental health diagnosis and treatment of children.

"Though it is difficult to leave an agency where so much exciting work is being done, I feel very confident that this is a good time for me to transition, knowing we have the right people in the right positions to ensure that CGC will continue offering the highest level of professional mental health services," Rosenberg said of his planned departure. "With high quality directors of each of our programs and community offices, and outstanding clinical staff, I am certain that the agency is in position to continue to thrive for many years to come."

Rosenberg also taught and mentored mental health professionals.

"Delivery of high-caliber, compassionate services and commitment to training young professionals have been hallmarks of CGC during Dr. Rosenberg's tenure at the agency," said CGC President and CEO Sherry Perlstein. "Our challenge now is to find a new clinical director with the expertise to continue this legacy of clinical leadership."

The clinical director will be guided by CGC's mission, core values and principals of practice and will work with the senior management team to achieve strategic goals and foster an environment that values, supports, and builds the expertise of our staff and advanced practice trainees. The clinical director also takes lead responsibility for assuring all diagnostic and treatment services are individualized, child-focused, family-centered, culturally competent and sensitive, strength based, and built on a foundation of sound clinical theory.

Staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, APRNs and care coordinators, the CGC is an outpatient mental health center for children and adolescents who experience psychological, behavioral, developmental, social or family problems. Annually, the CGC's clinical staff works with more than 2,000 children in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.