Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Substance Abuse; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dr. Kuriakose is the clinical director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Service at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She specializes in evidence-based behavioral treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and in adolescent substance abuse disorders. She has advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis, Pivotal Response Training, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her research interests include use of assessments in children with ASDs, behavioral interventions for ASDs, and parent training.
Dr. Kuriakose earned her PhD in counseling, clinical, and school psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where was a Regents Special Fellow. While a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical, she completed her internship at Children’s Hospital Boston and her post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Kuriakose worked at the Koegel Autism Center and Broad Asperger Center in Santa Barbara, California, on the psychiatric outpatient, inpatient, and consultation services at Children’s Hospital Boston, and on the adolescent dual-diagnosis residential treatment unit at McLean Hospital.
Dr. Kuriakose has presented at national conferences of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavior Analysis. She has published articles and book chapters in the area of autism spectrum disorders. During her graduate training, she was awarded the Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 33 (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities).