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Kristin Landers, M.A., LMFT

Kristin Landers, M.A., LMFT

Clinical Director of Partner Operations

Kristin Landers, M.A., LMFT is the Clinical Director of Partner Operations for Youth Villages. Prior to this position, she served as Clinical Program Manager for the YVLifeSet program serving youth age 17 – 22 who are aging out of the child welfare or juvenile justice system or who otherwise find themselves without the necessary skills to make a successful transition to adulthood. She developed the program model, which specifies principles, practice elements, interventions, and outcomes; she also created and implements the model fidelity measurement system that provides a comprehensive review of program functioning from multiple perspectives. She oversees the implementation of the clinical model, which features structured supervision and consultation with model experts; she led the team that selects, trains, and monitors the work of the clinical consultants, who are all licensed clinicians as well as experts in the YVLifeSet model. She is responsible for ongoing development of the model through the identification of new evidence-based or research-informed practices for the population and the translation of those interventions into practice. The YVLifeSet Program was the subject of the largest clinical trial to date to test the impact of services for this population and remains one of the only programs to demonstrate multiple positive impacts. As a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, her work with victims of domestic violence, opportunity youth, and families with multiple challenges has informed her search for the most effective interventions to ensure long-term success for young people.Kristin Landers, M.A., LMFT is the Clinical Director of Partner Operations for Youth Villages. Prior to this position, she served as Clinical Program Manager for the YVLifeSet program serving youth age 17 – 22 who are aging out of the child welfare or juvenile justice system or who otherwise find themselves without the necessary skills to make a successful transition to adulthood. She developed the program model, which specifies principles, practice elements, interventions, and outcomes; she also created and implements the model fidelity measurement system that provides a comprehensive review of program functioning from multiple perspectives. She oversees the implementation of the clinical model, which features structured supervision and consultation with model experts; she led the team that selects, trains, and monitors the work of the clinical consultants, who are all licensed clinicians as well as experts in the YVLifeSet model. She is responsible for ongoing development of the model through the identification of new evidence-based or research-informed practices for the population and the translation of those interventions into practice. The YVLifeSet Program was the subject of the largest clinical trial to date to test the impact of services for this population and remains one of the only programs to demonstrate multiple positive impacts. As a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, her work with victims of domestic violence, opportunity youth, and families with multiple challenges has informed her search for the most effective interventions to ensure long-term success for young people.