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Spring 2024 Peer Consultation Groups: Clinical Focus on Children and Families; with Matthew G. Doyle, LICSW

  • April 26, 2024
  • May 24, 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • April 26, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom
  • 30



We are happy to announce our first round of Peer Consultation Groups for PPC members!

The PPC’s Inaugural Child & Family Peer Consultation Group will provide a collaborative forum where professionals can come together to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices related to child and family mental health/intervention. It's an opportunity to engage in enriching discussions, gain alternative perspectives, and strengthen your skill set.  The group will integrate clinical topics such as Attachment Theory, Bowenian Family Therapy, Brief Systemic Family Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and other themes identified by the group.  We will also allocate time for 1-2 clinical presentations each group based on William Madsen’s presentation format. (An outline of this format will be sent to attendees) 

These groups are free and open to members only.  Members can attend individual group dates or multiple offerings.  Space is limited,  please only register for a group date if you are able to attend. Please see the Group Member agreements listed after the leadership bio. 

Dates for Peer Consultation Group with Clinical Focus on Children and Families: 

Friday March 29, 12- 1:30 pm

Friday April 26, 12- 1:30 pm 

Friday May 24, 12- 1:30 

About the Peer Consultation Group Leader: 

Matthew G. Doyle, LICSW; Founding Director and Owner of Castle Hill Counseling & Consulting, Inc., brings over 25 years of experience in the mental health and education fields; working with individual children, adolescents, and families directly, and in a diverse range of program start-up, community, and organizational leadership roles. Matthew provides extensive training on home-based intervention, family therapy, attachment, trauma-informed intervention, and school avoidance/anxiety in addition to his Adjunct Faculty teaching role at a local Master’s in Social Work graduate school program. Matthew was featured in the Boston Globe* in 2017 and interviewed on National Public Radio** in 2017 and 2021. 

*Boston Globe link: When Anxiety Keeps Kids From School

**NPR link: Conversation about School Refusal 

**WGBH link: How to help anxious kids return to school after a year at home

Group Member Agreements: 

As participants in our PPC Child & Family Consultation Groups, we understand and agree to uphold the utmost confidentiality to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all members. Confidentiality is crucial in fostering trust, respect, and openness within the group.


  1. Respect for Privacy: We recognize that all information shared within the group, including discussions, case presentations, and personal experiences, is strictly confidential. This extends to any identifying details that could potentially reveal the identity of clients or colleagues.
  2. Non-Disclosure: Members agree not to disclose any information shared within the group to individuals outside of the group without explicit consent from the individual who provided the information. This includes refraining from discussing specific cases or personal anecdotes in any form of communication, including but not limited to verbal discussions, written notes, electronic messages, or social media.
  3. Professional Integrity: We commit to maintaining the highest standards of professional integrity and ethical conduct in all interactions within the group. This includes refraining from sharing information that could potentially harm clients, colleagues, or the reputation of the group.
  4. Boundaries: Members agree to respect personal boundaries and to refrain from pressuring others to disclose information they are not comfortable sharing. We understand that each member has the right to control the extent of their participation and disclosure within the group.
  5. Reporting Concerns: If a member has concerns about a breach of confidentiality or ethical misconduct within the group, they are encouraged to bring it to the attention of the group facilitator(s) or designated authority promptly and discreetly.

By participating in the PPC Child & Family Consultation Groups, we acknowledge our commitment to maintaining confidentiality and professional development. 


Spring 2024 Peer consultation group leaders are compensated for their time and expertise by the PPC as a member benefit. 

Please contact with any questions or concerns. 


Private Practice Colloquium, Inc.
49 Elmwood Street 

PO  Box 281

Swampscott, MA 01907


Phone: 978.224.8080