Lina Cherkasova

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Lina Cherkasova is a clinical extern in the Learning and Development Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a third-year graduate student in bilingual school psychology at St. John’s University. Ms. Cherkasova is skilled in conducting culturally sensitive psychoeducational evaluations of diverse children with learning disorders, ADHD and social-emotional difficulties. She has experience conducting evaluations in both clinical and school settings to determine students’ educational strengths and weaknesses. During her undergraduate education, Ms. Cherkasova was part of the Communication and Play Skills lab at Hunter College, dedicated to studying the process of play and language development in children with autism.

Over the past three years, Ms. Cherkasova served as a teaching assistant in courses covering psychoeducational assessment methodology, cross-battery approaches in psychoeducational assessment, and issues in the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. She conducted research covering topics including psychometrics of assessment tools across cultures, assessment of therapeutic outcomes, and assessment of linguistically diverse children.


  • John’s University’s Center for Psychological Services, Bilingual Assessment Practicum, Howell Road Elementary School Intern


  • PsyD (expected 2020), School Psychology, St. John’s University
  • BA/BFA (2012), Interdisciplinary Studies, Hunter College