The Hathaway Center for Excellence
The Hathaway Center for Excellence, a Research and Training Institute,The Hathaway Center for Excellence, a program of Sycamores, serves to promote learning as leaders in behavioral healthcare through trauma-informed, best practice implementation to advance the field and strengthen the workforce and communities.
As a program of Sycamores, the Hathaway Center for Excellence is a Category III Trauma Center and part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org). We provide cutting-edge, trauma-focused training, research, and psychotherapy services for behavioral health providers, youth, families, and community members. Please see our Trainings listed below or reach out to us directly in the Contact Us section to find out about upcoming training or direct service opportunities!
About The Center
The Hathaway Center for Excellence prides itself on providing enhanced learning in the field of behavioral healthcare to our staff and community. Our methods, products and resources are centered on evidence-based practices and implementation science principles. We specialize in a wide variety of training and consultation topics, some of which include:
- Trauma Informed Care Implementation Models, Assessment, and Practice
- Workplace Resiliency and Secondary Traumatic Stress
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Law and Ethics
- Trauma-Informed, School-Based Mental Health Practice and Implementation
- Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) – Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Practice and Implementation
- Peer Support Program Development and Implementation
- Group Home Administrator trainings
- LGBTQ+ Affirming Practices
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
- Data visualization
- Program evaluation
- Performance Based Metrics and Implementation
The Hathaway Center for Excellence employs highly qualified Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, other Licensed Practitioners, Researchers, and Research Assistants who hold various qualifications and certifications to be experts in their area(s) of practice.
Trauma Informed Care Implementation Models, Assessment, and Practice
- With more than 600,000 administrations worldwide, the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index is the gold standard in evidence-based assessment for childhood trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress reactions.
- As the preferred training and consultation partner for Behavioral Health Innovations, the Hathaway Center for Excellence endeavors to assist agencies, providers, and school districts across the globe with their training needs on the use and scoring of the measure, as well as the integration of the assessment findings into clinical applications.
- In partnership with the developers, the Hathaway Center for Excellence provides training, consultation, and other resources which serve as standardized and comprehensive aids to providers in ensuring that assessment findings are actionable.
Who We Are
Cameo Stanick, Ph.D., LCP
Vice President of Training
Nick Ryan, Psy.D,. LMFT, ATR-BC
Assistant Vice President of Training
Gayle Wiler, M.A
Assistant Vice President of Peer Support
Rozlyn Kwong, LMFT
Dr. Cameo Stanick is a licensed clinical psychologist and Vice President of Training at Sycamores. Dr. Stanick received her Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa, where she focused her research and clinical work on childhood trauma, including completing her predoctoral internship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2016, Dr. Stanick joined Sycamores and she and her team are committed to advancing the field by providing training, consultation, and technical assistance for evidence-based assessment, practice, and implementation science in children’s mental health.
Dr. Nick Ryan graduated with his Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy with a specialization in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University and earned his doctorate from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2012. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist, and Certified Psychoanalyst. Currently, Dr. Ryan is Assistant Vice President of Training at Sycamores. He worked in residential care for 20 years serving in various roles and also has specialty training and experience working with children and adolescents and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Gayle Wiler is the Assistant Vice President of Peer Support for Sycamores. She successfully completed the Peer Parent Specialist Certification from Georgia State Behavioral Health and the Los Angeles County Parent Partner Training Academy – Essential Skills Certification, and assisted with the development of PPTA-ES exam as a subject matter expert. Her history as a pioneer Family Partner, hired within the children’s mental health field 25 years ago, began after her son failed in multiple residential settings and transitioned home successfully with Wraparound services. This experience influenced her educational and professional pursuits in developing and implementing effective peer-delivered programs and services across the country, and advancing family-driven, youth-guided care in system transformation.
Rozlyn Kwong is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently the Implementation Specialist at Sycamores. She obtained her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Rozlyn holds multiple certifications to provide treatment, supervision, and training across multiple Evidenced-Based Practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P), Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children. She is also endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator II. She is passionate in utilizing evidence-based and trauma-informed practices to support children and families in improving relational dynamics, to heal from trauma and relational losses, and to restore their potentials to be in meaningful relationships.
Eleanor Owen, LCSW
Implementation Support Practitioner
Janine Quintero, Psy.D
Vice President of Research and Continuous Improvement
Eleanor Owen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with children and families. Eleanor received her Master’s in Social Work from San Diego University in 2012. She started with Sycamores in 2010, and has worked in several direct service positions and programs. Currently, she is the Implementation Support Practitioner. Eleanor holds certifications to provide treatment, supervision, and/or training in multiple Evidence-Based Practices including Managing and Adapting Practice and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Dr. Janine Quintero is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Vice President of Research and Continuous Improvement at Sycamores. Dr. Quintero received her BA in Psychology from UCLA and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. Dr. Quintero has over 15 years in working with a non-profit in evaluating the effectiveness of an array of mental health services as well as prevention/early intervention and residential programs. Dr. Quintero oversees the Research and Continuous Improvement department for Sycamores where the team is dedicated to working collaboratively with leadership to review organizational and clinical program effectiveness to target areas of improvement.
Kautouya Dixon is the Hathaway Center for Excellence Training Coordinator. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Ashford University, now known as University of Arizona Global Campus. She is also credentialed to teach CTE courses in the state of California. Her passion for youth development and education led her to working with numerous educational institutions and non-profit agencies with a primary focus on youth development. This experience and drive to develop and lead essential community programs began over 16 years ago and has brought her to her current position at Sycamores.
Our Trainings Provide Continuing Education for Professionals!
The Hathaway Center for Excellence is a Continuing Education vendor for the American Psychological Association (APA), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) including STRTP and GHA, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
The Hathaway Center for Excellence is the preferred training partner of Behavioral Health Innovations (BHI). BHI’s founders developed the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 suite of measures, which have been widely adopted across the US, Europe, and Asia as the preferred evidence-based assessment for trauma exposure and PTSD. Other partners include the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), and Advocates for Human Potential as part of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Sycamores is also accredited through the Joint Commission and the Solid Foundation for Inclusion tier from All Children All Families (ACAF), the LGBTQ+ program for Human Rights Campaign.