William L. Blout
Divorce and Family Mediation

Adolescent and Family Therapy



Office:
3 Wallis Court, Suite 7, Lexington, MA 02421
HelpNet: 781-862-5215
Lexington Mediation Associates: 781-862-1166


Resume Summary:
Education
1973-1975 Boston College Graduate School of Social Work - MSW in Casework
1965-1969 University of Pennsylvania - BA in Psychology, Pre-Med
Professional Experience
1995-Present Founder and President
HelpNet, Inc., Lexington, MA
2004-Present Divorce and Family Mediator
Lexington Mediation Associates, Lexington, MA
2001-2003 Clinical Reviewer
Magellan Behavioral Health, Burlington, MA
1978-1995 Executive Director
RePlace, Inc., Lexington, MA
1975-1978 Social Worker
Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, MA
1974-1975 Social Work Intern
Cambridge Court Clinic, Cambridge, MA
1973-1974 Social Work Intern
Arlington Youth Consultation Center, Arlington, MA
1972-1973 Therapist in Training
McLean Hospital Outpatient Clinic, Belmont, MA
1971-1973 Drug Program Coordinator
Department of Mental Health, Waltham, MA
1970-1971 Caseworker/Street Outreach Worker
Department of Public Welfare, Watertown, MA
1969-1970 Research Assistant in Neurophysiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Divorce and Family Mediation:
Lexington Mediation Associates is a collaborative of caring professionals who specialize in relevant areas of expertise including legal, accounting, consultation and financial planning. Our goal is to provide very personal, responsive mediation services to families and couples who are seeking a powerful and lasting alternative to resolve conflicts.

Professional Philosophy:
I've always believed in "empowering"... even before it was in vogue. This concept has guided my professional career as a clinician and administrator. I am convinced that, given the right information, people are going to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. My job is to provide information, support, and sometimes, perspective. It's not real complicated. I care a lot about people, and I really like my work.

Professional Style:
Although my style is rather casual, I can be fairly traditional in my approach. Since most of my past work has been with adolescents in crisis, very little surprises me. I fully recognize how difficult it is to seek help to resolve conflicts so I am most willing to reach out to my clients. In sessions I am usually quite active. I tend to push for progress. I believe that we can accomplish a lot in in few sessions. Finally, although I practice psychotherapy and mediation, I don't think that either therapy or mediation is the only answer. I appreciate each person's capacity to find his or her own solutions.

Personal:
I am a husband and father of four. My youngest, Anthony, is a Senior in college. Emily is the Press Secretary to Jim Moran, a congressman from Virginia. My oldest daughter, Sarah, is getting her graduate degree in media studies from Emerson while she raises her two beautiful children, Alexander and Samantha. Jesse, my oldest, is a financial developer in the Bay Area. Jesse and his wife, Hillary, a talented attorney in the San Francisco's DA office, produced Dylan, a most remarkable 14 month old. My wife, Stephanie, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at NESCA, a private practice group in Newton, Stef is an avid hockey player, playing four times a week and traveling all over for tournaments. We live in Lexington with our beloved, cute, and brighter-than-I-thought, dog, Molly. I am a very lucky man.

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