Leslie A. Rescorla, who served as Director of the Child Study Institute (Ph.D. 1976 Yale University), passed away on Oct. 12, 2020.
A licensed and school certified psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College, she received her clinical training at the Yale Child Study Center, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Her clinical areas of interest included psychological assessment of learning disabilities; assessment and treatment of young children with language delay and autism spectrum disorders; individual and family therapy for youngsters with attention deficit disorder, anxiety problems, and oppositional defiant disorder; and psychoeducational intervention with adolescent under-achievers. Her research interests included empirically based assessment of children and adults, language delay, and academic achievement trajectories.
Mara Erin Dixon (Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College 2007), a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, has clinical training in assessment and in individual, family, and group therapies in school, college, and outpatient clinic settings, including Villanova University and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has worked as a school psychologist in the Rose Tree Media and Upper Darby School Districts. She has specific interest and experience treating and assessing young children (ages 3 through 10). Other professional areas of interest include anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, social skill development, school consultation, and family therapy. Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com, 484-380-1490
Klodjana Duri (Psy.D. 2013 Chestnut Hill College, Ed.S. 2012 Bryn Mawr College) is a certified school psychologist. She received clinical training in assessment and in individual, family, and group psychotherapies at Central Montgomery MH/MR Center, Gwynedd Psychological Services, Lenape Valley Foundation, the Melmark School, and the Crefeld School. She completed her school psychology internship at Cheltenham High School in connection with Bryn Mawr's School Psychology Certification program. She then completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. At CSI, she provides individual therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults, with particular expertise in working with adolescents who have emotional and behavioral regulation issues. She also conducts psychological/psychoeducational evaluations. She has a strong interest in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, and oppositional/defiant behaviors. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-401-3220
Timothy Edge (Ph.D. 2005 Bryn Mawr College), a licensed and certified school psychologist, has received clinical training in assessment and in individual, family, and group psychotherapies at the Child Study Institute, Marple Newtown School District, St. Gabriel's System, the Princeton University Counseling Center, and the University of Pennsylvania Counseling Center. He has served as a school psychology consultant in a suburban independent school. He has been employed as a school psychologist in various Main Line public schools since 2002. His interests are in learning and emotional disorders, student development, attachment, and family systems.Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com, 484-380-1490
Staci Heindel (Ph.D. 2003 Bryn Mawr College), a licensed and Pennsylvania certified school psychologist, formerly served as the co-director of assessment services (2008–10) and the coordinator of school admission services (2004–08) at the Child Study Institute. At present, her primary focus of practice is in the identification and remediation of learning, behavioral, and emotional differences in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has received clinical training in psychoeducational and psychological assessment, as well as individual, family, and group psychotherapies through work at Child Study Institute, Elwyn Nonpublic School Program, St Gabriel's System, and Villanova University Counseling Center. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and her postdoctoral training at the Child Study Institute. She has served as a school psychology consultant in inner-city and suburban independent school settings. She taught the year-long Introduction to Assessment course in the Bryn Mawr College Clinical Developmental Doctoral Psychology Program (2009–11). Contact: email@example.com, 215-920-6435
Roberta Krauss (Ph.D. 1996, M.Ed. 1991, Temple University) is a licensed and school-certified psychologist. Prior to joining the staff at CSI, she worked in the public school system (Delaware County Intermediate Unit) with children from preschool through high school providing psychological evaluations, designing special education programming, consulting with parents and teachers, and providing crisis intervention services. She was an adjunct professor in special education at St. Joseph's University, where she taught courses in educational assessment and instructional strategies. She specializes in early childhood development and has provided developmental assessments and designed intervention programming for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in local early Intervention programs, Head Start centers, and hospital settings. She served on the conference planning committee of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, and has provided talks on reading development and the importance of play at local independent schools. Since joining the staff of CSI in 2002, she has focused her clinical practice on evaluations and therapy with toddlers through high school aged students, combining her expertise in psychology, education, and development. In therapy, she addresses social-emotional and behavioral concerns using developmentally-appropriate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches. She also consults with parents and teachers to support appropriate educational progress, and provides independent educational evaluations. Contact: www.drrobertakrauss.com, 610-715-7793
Jennifer Mirak Leach (Ph.D. 1999, M.A. 1995, Bryn Mawr College) is a certified school psychologist and was Director of CSI’s Student Support Services. Dr. Leach has received training is assessment and individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents at the Children's Seashore House, Northwestern Human Services in Philadelphia, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). For six years, she conducted comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for both early-intervention and school-age children. At CSI she provided executive function coaching to middle school and high school students, both individually and in a group format. Areas of interest include ADHD, executive function, and reading disabilities. Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com, 484-380-1490
Suzanne Mischell Nangle (Ph.D. 2014, M.A. 2006, Bryn Mawr College; M.S. 2001 Old Dominion University) is a certified school psychologist. She has worked in both the home and school settings, in-patient and residential settings, and in the community-based mental health setting. She has training in individual, family and group therapy, as well as in assessment in children, adolescents and adults. She has worked as a school psychologist in Haverford Township School District, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at NHS Human Services. Her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, and psychoeducational assessment. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-283-8407
Mary M. Riggio (Ph.D. 2009 Bryn Mawr College) is a licensed and certified school psychologist. She received clinical training in assessment and individual, family, and group psychotherapies at the Child Study Institute, Upper Darby School District, Warwick House, the University of Pennsylvania Counseling Center, and John F. Kennedy Community Center. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Her primary areas of interest include psychoeducational evaluations of children and young adults as well as treatment of anxiety, depression, social deficits, and behavioral difficulties. She co-leads social skills groups for children and young adolescents. Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com, 484-380-1490
Carol Roberts (Ph.D. 1981, M.A. 1966, Bryn Mawr College), who served as CSI's coordinator of psychotherapy services, school admissions testing, and special education consultation services, is a licensed and school-certified psychologist. Prior to taking an appointment at Bryn Mawr in 2000, she spent 23 years as a psychologist in the Upper Darby School District. In addition to having done many assessments of school age children, she has taught Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Psychology in Bryn Mawr's doctoral program in psychology. Her current professional specialties include parent as well as parent-school consultation on assessment, Section 504 and special education issues, mediation of school-parent disagreements, and participation in IEP meetings. Contact: email@example.com, 610-639-1100
Michele Robins (Ph.D. 1992 Bryn Mawr College) is a licensed and school certified psychologist. She is a clinical/developmental and neuropsychologist with expertise in the area of assessment of children, adolescents and adults with learning and emotional problems including autism spectrum disorders. As a clinical associate at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and a former director of psychology training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she consults and lectures widely on the treatment of disorders throughout the lifespan. As a fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as well as family therapist, she uniquely integrates cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy and school consultation to create individualized treatment for individuals with learning and mood disorders. Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com, 484-775-0348
Danielle D. Trucksess
(Ph.D. 2009 Bryn Mawr College) is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. Dr. Trucksess' clinical training includes developmental psychology, psychoeducational assessment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Trucksess received specialized training in exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders at the Center for Treatment and the Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently conducts cognitive-behavioral therapy at The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Dr. Trucksess has also worked as a school psychologist at the Upper Darby School District and The Philadelphia School. At Child Study Institute she conducted psychological testing and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Contact: Info@BrynMawrCenter.com
Elna Yadin (Ph.D. 1979 Bryn Mawr College) is a licensed and school certified psychologist. A native of Israel, she received her doctoral degree in physiological and experimental psychology at Bryn Mawr College. She spent 20 years studying the neuroscience of anxiety and relief mechanisms in the brain as it pertains to anxiety disorders and their treatment. She then specialized in clinical psychology and had worked at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania since 1998, where until August 2015 she acted as the director of the OCD Clinic and as the foreign visitor liaison. She has been treating patients with a variety of anxiety disorder and training and supervising professionals around the world in the implementation of evidence-based treatments for OCD and PTSD. She specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety. She is co-author with Edna Foa and Tracey Lichner of Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder therapist guide and patient workbook. She is fluent in English and Hebrew. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-420-2184