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About Me

General Information
Juan Carlos Silva, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. He maintains a private practice in Herndon, Virginia. Dr. Silva has been in the mental health field since 1991 and has performed multiple functions as a frontline clinician, consultant, researcher, grass-roots activist, and manager for large evaluation projects. He is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidence-based and highly effective treatment technique designed to help clients resolve traumatic memories. For more infromation about EMDR visit www.emdr.org or www.emdria.org. He is a former director of the behavioral health division at Baltimore Medical System, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the state of Maryland. In 1994, he co-founded a private, non profit organization incorporated in Virginia designed to assist at-risk youth and deter teenage pregnancy, school attrition, and juvenile criminal involvement.

Dr Silva has written articles and made local and national presentations on the psychosocial development of boys and men as well as the emotional intelligence of adult males with difficulties expressing their emotions. He is particularly interested in the correlation among mental health, public health, and public safety. Finally, since 1995 he has been delivering trainings to highly diverse audiences such as physicians, licensed mental health clinicians, law enforcement staff, students, and parents.

Dr Silva got a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1999 at the Universidad de Belgrano, in Buenos Aires - Argentina. In 1991 he was awarded an MA/BA in psychology (licenciatura) at the Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy. In 1989, he completed a Diploma of Liberal Arts at the Universidad Catolica del Peru. Dr Silva is expected to complete a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from George Mason University by the end of 2014. 

License, Certifications & Awards
Dr Silva is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia, license # 0810003949. He is also certified in EMDR. Contact Dr Silva for academic and professional awards received.

Additional Training
Multiple trainings attended and delivered throughout the years. Please contact Dr Silva for more details

Professional Activities and Memberships
Dr Silva is a member of the American Psychological Association, its division 51 (Psychology of Men), EMDR International Association, and the American Public Health Association.