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Faculty

Dr. SinghDr. Leah Singh 

Dr. Singh is the Director of Clinical Services and a licensed psychologist in Florida. She earned her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Memphis, completed her clinical Internship at the FSU Multidisciplinary Center, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the FSU Children's Learning Clinic. She has received extensive training in assessment, consultation, and intervention across hospital, clinic, university, and school settings, and completed a subspecialty in pediatric psychology and assessment. She is a recipient of the Division 16 Blue Ribbon Research Award from the American Psychological Association. Her research interests are in examining psychometric properties of neuropsychological assessments to inform appropriate instrument selection and interpretation as well as the role of neuropsychological assessment in diagnosis and public policy.

Dr. KoflerDr. Michael Kofler

Dr. Kofler is the Founder and Director of Research Services for the Children's Learning Clinic. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Virginia, and has published more than 70 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to childhood ADHD. Dr. Kofler is on the Editorial Boards of Child Neuropsychology and the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from the national ADHD advocacy group CHADD. His research focuses on identifying strengths and building capabilities in children with ADHD. Currently, Dr. Kofler’s primary research goals are to identify ways to improve ADHD behavioral treatment, and develop ADHD-centric, game-based neurocognitive training. This research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the FSU Psychology Department.

 

Clinical Research Associate

Shana Carrington-FordeShana Carrington-Forde

Shana is a volunteer Clinical Research Associate in the Children’s Learning Clinic. She received her M.S in Clinical Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and her B.A in Management with a Minor in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She has practiced Clinical Psychology in Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica, and Montserrat, working in juvenile detention centers, schools and community clinics. Her extensive experience includes psychological assessment, consultation, and intervention. She also has also taught psychopathology and been an expert witness or participated in court proceedings on many occasions. Her research interests include identifing ways to improve emotional and behavioral functioning for children living with ADHD and other behavioral conditions.  

 

Clinic Staff

Emma JaisleEmma Jaisle

Emma is the Clinic Coordinator for the Children’s Learning Clinic. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Miami, where she completed an Honor’s Thesis on neonatal imitation and newborn social attention. In addition to completing her thesis, Emma also served as an assistant teacher for a social skills group where she worked closely with children diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, and/or social anxiety. Her research interests include social skill acquisition and emotion regulation in children, particularly those diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD.

 

Katie BlackKatie Black

Katie is the Research Coordinator for the Children's Learning Clinic. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University where she wrote an Honor's Thesis on children's social problem solving and gained clinical experience interning for a treatment program for young children with externalizing behavior and academic problems. After graduating, she spent a year as a lab manager working on a project focused on identifying drivers of depression in youth. She is broadly interested in improving children's learning and social-emotional outcomes through school-based intervention, especially for children involved in the welfare system.

 

Kathy HarveyKathy Harvey

Kathy is the Psychometrist for the Children's Learning Clinic. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the College of Charleston, and has worked as an in-home behavior therepist for children with ASD and as a Psychometrist at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a psychometrist, she conducted neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing with children with disabilities and/or complex medical histories and was awarded a prestigious fellowship in South Carolina's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND). Her research interests involve defining causal pathways in ADHD symptom presentation, and alternative interventions targeting ADHD symptoms in preschoolers and children.

 

Doctoral Students

Elia SotoElia F. Soto

Elia is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. Her previous research has focused on the development of executive function and childhood ADHD symptoms while considering other factors such as parenting practices, cultural values, and brain activity. Currently, Elia continues to focus on the interplay between neuro-processes and socio-environmental factors affecting childhood ADHD development and aims to develop intervention programs that improve executive functioning and decrease impairments for children with ADHD.

 

Lauren IrwinLauren Irwin

Lauren is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program and the Assistant Director of the Children's Learning Clinic. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University, her M.A. in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. Her previous research focused on cognitive impairments and vocational interventions in patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Currently, her research focus is on executive functioning in children with ADHD, examining associations between executive function impairments, ADHD symptomology, and activities of daily living, and the development of non-pharmacological cognitive interventions.

 

Nicole GrovesNicole Groves

Nicole is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. Her previous research experiences focused on the contribution of executive functioning deficits to ADHD symptoms. Her current interests include investigating the role of executive functioning in ADHD, along with developing non-pharmacological treatments for the disorder.

 

 

Lizzy ChanElizabeth Chan

Elizabeth is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Williams College and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from NYU. Her previous research experience includes working at a lab studying interventions for children with ADHD and on a longitudinal study on dyslexia. She also has extensive experience working as an educator and a counselor for children and adolescents. Currently, Elizabeth is interested in investigating the associations between executive function impairments, academic motivation, and reading achievement for children with ADHD. 

 

Carolyn MarshCarolyn Marsh

Carolyn is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College. She then worked as a postgraduate associate at the Yale Child Study Center, where she coordinated a study on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder. Her research interests focus on the interplay between internalizing/mood symptoms, social functioning, and executive functioning in children with ADHD.

 

 

Fatou GayeFatou Gaye

Fatou is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology and minor in neuroscience at the University of Maryland where she worked on a study that assessed the neural correlates of inhibitory control. She then worked as a lab manager at UMD where she coordinated a working memory and math intervention study. Her current research interests include the intersection of executive function impairments and academic outcomes in ADHD, as well as the efficacy of executive function training interventions.

 

Alissa ColeAlissa Cole

Alissa is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. Her previous research has focused on psycholinguistic mechanisms of language comprehension and the role of working memory and processing speed in reading and language. Her current research interests include investigating executive function impairments in ADHD and examining its association with disorders of reading and language in children.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

CLC Staff

Mariafernanda Macias

Jaida Condo

Chani Stark

Ana Michelena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLC Faculty Alumni

Dr. SinghDr. Leah Singh (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2018-2019)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Florida)

Faculty, Florida State University, Department of Psychology 

 

 

 

 

Dr. AustinDr. Kristin Austin (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2018)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Florida, North Carolina)

Faculty, University of North Carolina, Department of Psychology

 

 

 

 

Dr. HollandDr. Beth Holland (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2015-2016)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Washington)

Faculty, Western Washington University, Department of Special Education

Private Practice, Seattle Psychology

 

 

 

Dr. SchaeferDr. Hillary Schaefer (Youth-Nex Principal Investigator, 2014-2015)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (New York, Washington)

Faculty, Tufts University, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

 

 

 

Dr. SarverDr. Dustin Sarver (Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2013-2014)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Mississippi)

Faculty, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Advancement of Youth

 

 

 

 

 

CLC Doctoral Student Alumni

Erica WellsDr. Erica Wells

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Florida International University, Center for Children and Families

Psychology Intern, Dell Children's Hospital / Texas Child Study Center

 

 

 

 

Taylor DayDr. Taylor Day

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Psychology Resident, Duke University Medical Center

 

 

 

 

Paula AduenDr. Paula Aduen

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Consortium in Clinical Neuropsychology

Psychology Intern, University of Chicago (Adult Neuropsychology Track)

 

 

 

 

Sherelle HarmonDr. Sherelle Harmon

Director of Clinical Research, University of Miami, Child & Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Psychology Intern, Medical University of South Carolina

 

 

 

 

CLC Doctoral Student Affiliate Alumni

Jamie SpiegelDr. Jamie Spiegel

Major Professor: Dr. Chris Lonigan

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Florida International University, Center for Children and Families

Psychology Resident, Cincinnatti Children's Hospital

 

 

Allie MoltisantiDr. Allie Moltisanti

Major Professor: Dr. Jeanette Taylor

Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Psychology Intern, Missouri Health Sciences Consortium (Neuropsychology Track)

 

 

 

Clinic Coordinator Alumni

 

Kijana RichmondKijana Richmond

Graduate Student, George Mason University

 

 

 

 

Caroline MillerCaroline Miller

Doctoral Student, University of British Columbia

 

 

 

 

Shaline EscarfulleriShaline Escarfulleri

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Research Coordinator, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

 

 

 

Nicole FerrettiNicole Ferretti

Doctoral Student, University of Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

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