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Aubree Guiffre

Clinical Psychologist

Farmington NY USA

Home Phone: 585-545-9700

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Mental Health Professional

Ages

  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other

Environments

  • Agency / Mental Health
  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other

Specialties

My work is focused in several areas. As a Clinical Psychologist and Family therapist, I assess for and treat children and families (often who are coming from under-resourced and high-risk living situations) when someone is or they are struggling with trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, the acculturation process, or require support in parent and behavioral training. As a University faculty person, I aim to teach and model mindfulness to graduate students, who are adjusting to new demands and expectations.

I teach school administrators, teachers, parents, and students in classrooms and self-selected teen groups to bring mindfulness to daily activities, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Using the Mindful Schools curriculum in classrooms and in small groups allows for attention to be paid in very focused ways that allow students to cultivate a sense of calm or energy. They then learn how to bring those practices to daily activities so that they are practicing small moments of mindfulness daily.

Biography

Aubree earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2004 and PhD in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University in 2009. Her professional time is shared between two hospitals and a School Based Health Clinic, where she provides therapy, clinical supervision, teaches graduate students and medical residents.

When Aubree was writing her Psychology dissertation a clinical supervisor offered a recording of a body scan by Jon Kabat-Zinn to help her manage the increasing stress she was experiencing. Since that time, she have had a personal practice that benefited from several rounds of MBSR and mini-retreats. She has been incorporating mindfulness based therapies (DBT, ACT) in her work since 2006, but more fully appreciated it once she started my own practice. Aubree started bringing the curriculum to classrooms in 2015 and continue to grow this program in the Rochester City School District. She met weekly with a boys varsity basketball team to teach mindfulness and how to bring it to their sport (and all parts of life). Aubree is working with local school districts to continue to bring mindfulness practice to athletic teams.

Aubree appreciates the training she’s received the Mindful Schools community as it allows me to share the magic of beginning of truly knowing oneself. She is grateful to be a part of this community!