Allegra Califano, MA
Allegra Califano, MA, is a clinical extern in the Healthy Brain Network at the Child Mind Institute. She is a third-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Long Island University, Brooklyn (LIU), where she also received her master’s degree in clinical psychology. Allegra has experience treating children, adolescents, and adults in various research and clinical settings. She has provided individual psychotherapy in a college setting and worked with individuals who exhibit serious mental illnesses such as prodromal psychosis, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia, as well as with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. She has basic training in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) and selective mutism interventions.
Allegra specializes in neuropsychological testing and assessment. She conducts cognitive assessment batteries for post-concussion patients and occasionally works with NFL players through a remote company based in New York and Delaware. She is also a Teaching Assistant for a Tests and Measures course for first-year students at LIU. She provides training and feedback on conducting ability, performance, and personality assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports.
Before joining the Child Mind Institute, Allegra trained as an extern at Small Brooklyn Psychology,where she underwent intensive training in neuropsychological testing with individuals from 6 to 33 years old. She mainly assessed for learning, anxiety, mood, and attention disorders and wrote comprehensive reports for academic settings and the Department of Education. For her second externship, she served as a student clinician at LIU’s Psychological Services Center, providing both individual therapy and assessments for college-aged students.
Allegra’s research interests involve early intervention practices and trauma-related and psychotic disorders. She has also worked on projects involving the relationship between family trauma and animal abuse, the relationship between violence and psychotic disorders, and understanding the impact of neurodevelopmental disorders on psychosis presentations and onset in early adolescents and adults.
- MS, Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
- BA, Psychology and Film Studies, Barnard College of Columbia University