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Patricia Hanes Meyer, LCSW, PLC, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Meyer has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of mental health counseling

Patricia Hanes Meyer has hosted seminars and lectured throughout her career on various topics.

    WILMINGTON, NC, May 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Patricia Hanes Meyer, LCSW, PLC, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Meyer celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Meyer is a respected mental health practitioner and licensed clinical social worker who has maintained her own private practice in Herndon, Virginia, for more than 45 years. She utilizes Bowen Family Systems Theory as the basis for her assessment and work with families and individuals, a framework for understanding one's family history, its emotional patterns, as well as the emotional patterns of self, creating the potential of building a more solid, productive and fulfilling life. An expert in individual and family psychotherapy, she works with adolescents and adults of all ages.

Initially inspired to work with juveniles while she was still in college, Ms. Meyer had the opportunity to take part in the 4-1-4 Program during her senior year. The program allowed her to experience what it was like to work in the field, while also gaining invaluable exposure to law enforcement and the juvenile court system. After graduating, Ms. Meyer was hired by the juvenile court where she became a pioneer in the use of the Bowen Family Systems Theory.

As an extension of her work, Ms. Meyer served as the director of family therapy for Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court from 1970 to 1977. She also spent a significant period of time as a consultant for the Fairfax County Crossroads Drug Abuse Program from 1972 to 1974 and the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court between 1977 and 2009. Additionally, Ms. Meyer garnered expertise as a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Georgetown University Family Center at Georgetown University Medical School from 1976 to 1984.

Ms. Meyer has hosted seminars and lectured throughout her career on various topics such as "The Bowen Theory Concept of Differentiation," "The Journey to Solid Self," "Raising Competent Children" and "The Functional characteristics of Leaders and Champions." She has also served as a principal investigator of a research project called "Education as a Vehicle for Therapeutic Change" on behalf of the Fairfax County Crossroads Drug Abuse Program between 1972 and 1974. Widely published in her field, Ms. Meyer has contributed chapters to several books, including "Differentiation of Self: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives" via Rutledge in 2014, and other leading publications such as Annals of American Psychotherapy. Furthermore, she served as an advisory editor for "The Family: A Journey of Family Systems, Theory and Practice" from 1977 to 1984.

Ms. Meyer received a Bachelor of Arts at Carroll College in 1969 and a Master of Social Work at the Catholic University of America in 1976. Well qualified in her field, she is a licensed certified social worker and a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work.

In addition to Ms. Meyer's achievements professionally, she has been a consistent contributor to the Community. She was a youth travel soccer coach for two decades, a Girl Scout leader for twelve years, and has been a leader in her church in various capacities.

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