Casey Theriault is a psychology extern in the Learning and Development Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in the combined school and clinical psychology program at Kean University. Her current research interests include identifying the barriers to early diagnosis and intervention for children on the autism spectrum through telehealth, in-person assessment, and treatment modalities. Casey earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of the Sciences, which has since merged into Saint John’s University. She earned her master’s degree in educational psychology from Kean University.
Casey has experience evaluating and providing evidence-based interventions to children with a wide range of conditions that impact learning, behavior, and social-emotional functioning. She has worked within public school systems, community-based outpatient settings, and private practice. Casey has provided comprehensive assessments across a wide range of referral questions, including concerns for neurodevelopmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, as well as behavioral challenges and mood concerns. She has also received training in mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treatment, along with various social skills and executive functioning interventions.
Casey is passionate about making education and treatment more accessible and equitable for all students. She is motivated to help children and families throughout the evaluation process, and advocate for their needs.
- Clinical Psychology Extern, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Union, NJ
- Student Clinician, Kean Psychological Services, Hillside, NJ
- School Psychology Extern, Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29, Elizabeth, NJ
- MA, Educational Psychology, Kean University, Hillside, NJ
- BS, Psychology, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA