The Contrast of Brain Development With Healthy Versus Neglectful/Abusive Parenting
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Wed
Dr. Hillary Wynn’s family moved to Milwaukee from Chicago when she was just five years old. She grew up in a neighborhood that is now often referred to as the “53206 zip code” and was educated in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Due to her mother taking on the presidency of the Wisconsin Education Association, she relocated to Madison where she attended a public high school. Dr. Wynn is a proud alumna of a Historically Black College; Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelors of Science (pre-med Biology) and a Masters of Science (Chemistry). She later attended Drexel University Medical school in Philadelphia and did most of her postgraduate residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She is double board certified in General (Adult) Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Wynn has also been certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and is currently engaged in the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute with the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF).
She is most proud of her family and the fact that she and her husband are parents to seven amazing young adult children. They had three biological children and added to the family sixteen years ago by adopting a sibling group of four (from the Milwaukee Child Welfare system). She has both personal and professional interests and experience with public adoption and foster care. Her clinical work has been with county, government, tribal, and community-based programs throughout her twenty-four years of psychiatric practice. Dr. Wynn is passionate about supporting and training foster parents, treatment foster parents, front-line mental health staff, and clinicians.
Dr. Wynn is an Independent Contractor and the sole proprietor of The Center for Integrative Psychiatric Care, L.L.C. She has provided psychiatric and psychoeducational services at Milwaukee Co. Behavioral Health Division, Chickasaw Nation, Fond du lac Co Community Programs, Oneida Tribe of Indians, Phoenix Health Care System, St.Charles Youth & Family Services, Inc, AJA Enterprises, Fresh Start Family Services, Milwaukee Job Corps, Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, in the U.S. Virgin Islands and with the Navajo Nation (IHS). She volunteers as a clinical supervisor at HIR Wellness (who provides free mental health services and community support programming for Indigenous people and victims of trauma from underserved communities).