Christina Galese is a neuropsychology 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. Christina earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Trinity College and her master’s degree in neuroscience and education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Christina 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. Christina has received training in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She also received formal training administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) to students suspected of having autism. Christina’s current research interests include the impact of executive functioning on reading skills as well as the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions for students with learning or other neurodevelopmental challenges. Christina is passionate about learning and education being accessible and equitable for all students, and she is motivated to help students and families advocate for their educational needs.
- Clinical Psychology Extern, The Center for Attention and Learning at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, New York, NY
- Student Clinician, Kean Psychological Services, Hillside, NJ
- School Psychology Extern, Livingston Public School District, Livingston, NJ
- PsyD (expected 2024), Combined School and Clinical Psychology, Kean University, Hillside, NJ
- MA, Educational Psychology, Kean University, Hillside, NJ
- MS, Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York, NY
- BS, Neuroscience, Trinity College, Hartford, CT