Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Ms. Walsh is a Child and Adolescent Psychology Track intern; which combines training in child and adolescent cognitive-behavioral, evidence-based therapies with clinical experiences treating adults. As an intern, she is supervised and mentored by faculty of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and serves on the clinical staffs of both the Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital.
She also receives diverse clinical experiences with inpatients and outpatients from both sites, and opportunities to specialize in focused, evidence-based treatment modalities and assessment techniques. She is also provided with a rich and extensive didactic program to augment the practical training.
Furthermore, Ms. Walsh is working on her Dissertation, The Impact of Children with and without Developmental Disabilities on Marital Satisfaction and the Parenting Alliance.
Ms. Walsh, earned her BA in Psychology with high honors, Magna cum laude at the University of Miami. While completing her undergraduate degree Ms. Walsh was a research assistant in the Early Education Laboratory and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. She also worked as a behavior therapist for young children with autism spectrum disorders.
Presently, Ms. Walsh is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University where she also received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Her graduate research has focused on family factors such as marital discord, parent stress, and social support that may influence parents’ ability to implement behavioral interventions for their children with autism.
Prior to beginning her internship, Ms. Walsh completed training experiences with children, adolescents, adults, and couples at the Krasner Psychological Center and the University Marital Clinic at Stony Brook. She also worked as a forensic evaluator for child custody cases through the Domestic Violence court in Suffolk County. Ms. Walsh received specialized training in assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders at ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development and completed an externship at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center where she was trained in parent management interventions and parent-child interaction therapy.
Ms. Walsh has authored and co-authored several articles on the topics of pain, problem behavior, and sleep problems in ASD and parent stress in families of children with ASD. Her research has been presented at several professional organizations including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association of Positive Behavior Support, and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. She has also given many workshops for parents and teachers on assessing and treating challenging behaviors in children with developmental disabilities. Ms. Walsh is a member of the American Psychological Association, Graduate Student Affiliate, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Graduate Student Member, and Association for Positive Behavior Support, Student Member.
Ms. Walsh has also taught several advanced undergraduate psychology courses at Stony Brook University. Further, she has received numerous honors, including the Stony Brook University 2nd Year Research Project Award and the Association for Positive Behavior Support Edward G. Carr Research Award.