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Perkins Welcomes Dr. Anne Lutz To Its Team

Dr. Anne Bodmer Lutz

Perkins announces the appointment of Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D. as a part-time psychiatrist working with Perkins Behavioral Health and the residential services team.

Dr. Lutz is a board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a nationally renowned educator and trainer, and the Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy.  She has worked for many years in community mental health settings and spent nine years as a consulting psychiatrist for a residential treatment center for girls struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders.  She is a nationally renowned educator and trainer and is the author of Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: an Illustrated Guide.

Dr. Lutz received her M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University. Dr. Lutz also holds a degree in adult psychiatry from the Medical School of Wisconsin.  She completed her residency at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Lutz is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester and a visiting professor at Framingham State University.

President and CEO Michael W. Ames noted how excited he is to have Dr. Lutz join the Perkins team. “As a well-respected psychiatrist and leader in the field, Dr. Lutz, is a terrific addition to our team of talented clinicians. Her expertise, knowledge and experience will make her a great resource to both her colleagues at Perkins and for the children, youth and adults we work with.”

 

Perkins Hires Research and Innovation Director

Perkins announces the appointment of Kathleen J. Savage Mills, Ph.D., LICSW as its Director of Research and Innovation. Dr. Mills brings over twenty years of experience in the fields of child welfare, domestic violence, and early childhood mental health to Perkins. In her new role, Dr. Mills will further expand Perkins’ capability to evaluate itsContinue Reading

Senators and Representatives From Across the State Enjoy Day at Perkins

Senators and Representatives From Across the State Enjoy Day at Perkins Students and staff at the Doctor Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) welcomed Massachusetts Legislators to learn about the school’s programming and positive student impact during “Invite Your Legislator to School Day.”  The event provided State Senators and Representatives the opportunity to meet students and staff,Continue Reading

Art for a Purpose

In a throwaway world, a new dogma has taken hold – re-purpose, reclaim, and reuse. There is a new desire to create something new out of that which is old. In other words, create the things you wish existed.  Several of our students took that to heart as they joined a community service program inContinue Reading

Perkins Artist Creates Holiday Card Cover

Being creative is a way of life for Ben Allen, a way to express himself and to portray his thoughts on paper.  He was both honored and surprised to discover that his drawing of a winter scene was chosen to be the cover of Perkins holiday card. “I have always loved art and being creative,”Continue Reading

Music and Magic Bring the Holidays Closer

The stage was alive with the sound of music last Friday, December 15 as several of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School students and staff took to the spotlight for our annual holiday show.  The level of talent was unmatched this year as group after group outdid the performers in front of them. The event opened withContinue Reading

Perkin Holds Annual Board Meeting and Appointment of Trustees

The Eighty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School was held on Friday, November 17, 2017.  The thirteen returning trustees are Donald A. Lowe of Clinton as President; Suzanne M. Frisch, Esq., of Clinton as Vice President: Stanley B. Starr, Jr. of Lancaster as Treasurer; Beatrice M. Oakley ofContinue Reading

Packed House is Wowed by Lynn Lyons

In a world full of noise and negativity, Lynn Lyons, psychotherapist, and author of several books including Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, is a light in the darkness. With her expertise, quick wit and unending stories, Lynn educated a packed house at the kick-off event of the Dr. Charles P. Conroy Speakers Series with stategies for howContinue Reading

Perkins Kicks Off 2017 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends, During Perkins’ Evening Under the Stars gala earlier this month, author and guest speaker, Steve Pemberton, told the audience about his unfathomable adversity as a child. Despite predictions of having not a chance in the world, Steve rose above appalling circumstances through the investment of a few who believed in him. Like thoseContinue Reading

Perkins Welcomes New Child Development Center Director

Perkins is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Sinclair as the Director of our Child Development Center. Patty comes to us with several years of experience in the childcare industry, most recently having worked as a Field Director for Bright Horizons. Prior to that appointment, Patty had worked for Bright Horizons as the directorContinue Reading