Specialty Areas: Learning Disorders, Neuropsychological and Educational Testing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluation
Office Location: Manhattan
Kirsten Cullen Sharma, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist in the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement and clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen Sharma provides neuropsychological and educational assessments for children and teenagers. She also provides cognitive behavioral therapy for children who have co-morbid learning or attention difficulties and emotional or behavioral difficulties. She provides school consultations and her work emphasizes use of evidence-based parenting practices in the home setting.
As part of the ParentCorps program, an evidence-based family intervention that promotes behavioral, academic, emotional, and physical health in early childhood, Dr. Cullen Sharma works closely with the NYC Department of Education and community organizations to support implementation and scale up of ParentCorps. She provides professional development to all DOE early childhood social workers and supervises clinical activities.
Dr. Cullen Sharma earned her doctoral degree from Pacific University in Oregon. She completed her clinical internship at Kings County Hospital Center, department of child and adolescent psychiatry, where she focused on neuropsychological assessment, and received advanced training in infant and toddler assessment and structural family therapy.
Dr. Cullen Sharma is very active in legislative advocacy at the state and national levels on behalf of the science and profession of psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association.
She has published in scholarly journals and presented at local, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics including neuropsychological assessment, educational advocacy, and cognitive behavioral interventions.