Kevin Plummer, Ph.D is licensed psychologist, practicing for more than thirty years with an exclusive focus on children, adolescents and families; and a specialty in developing therapeutic programming in school and therapeutic treatment settings.
He graduated University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1977, then received a Master’s Degree, followed by a Doctorate in psychology in 1983 from the University of Rhode Island.
His career began conducting child and family therapy —with school consultation—in a children’s’ mental health center, culminating in becoming Clinical Director/ Director of Professional Services; and finally Executive Director of the RI Youth Guidance Center. In 1993, he started his own consulting organization, School Clinical & Consulting Services, where Dr. Plummer sets up programs for troubled children and trains teachers, staff and parents to implement these custom programs. Since then, his practice has provided professional development, program development, and staff consultation to more than 30 school districts, psychiatric hospitals, and therapeutic treatment settings in RI, CT and MA.
In 2007, Plummer created the seminal Brain-Based Therapeutic Intervention Program for Children, a fusion of applied brain science, child therapy, and school/classroom intervention. His current practice is devoted almost exclusively to this endeavor, with new programming and articles written every year to reflect the latest advances in brain science.
Additional endeavors have included designing The Social Challenge Program and the New Frontiers Game; therapeutic social skills programs, both widely distributed in the United States as well as several foreign countries (no longer in print), as well as The Green Zone; a reinforcement/recognition program using a magnetic board for continuous visual student feedback. Based on his work with emotionally challenged children, he also wrote a novel, Long Run (self published), which is often used with educators and clinicians to help them better understand the positive impact adults can have on children.
Kevin Plummer has invented children’s toys, built stone walls and designed perennial gardens. When he is not writing or designing programs and specialized materials, he tries to stay fit and enjoys reading, listening to music, and throwing the Frisbee around with his grown children when they visit.