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Inspirational Woman Of The Day: Barbara Van Dahlen

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Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour™, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the Washington, D.C., area for 19 years. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children. Dr. Van Dahlen has spent her career interacting with and coordinating services within large systems, including school districts and mental health clinics. In addition, for many years, she served as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, where she trained and supervised developing clinicians. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland in 1991. Concerned about the mental health implications of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Van Dahlen founded Give an Hour™ in 2005. The organization has created a national network of mental health professionals who are providing free services to U.S. troops, veterans, and their loved ones. Currently, the network has nearly 5,000 providers, who have…

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