Brooke Edelman, MA is the 2020-2021 clinical psychology extern at Kurtz Psychology Consulting P.C. specializing in the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety disorders. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and recently earned her MA in Psychology from St. John’s University. Brooke is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Child Psychology at St. John’s University.
Brooke has extensive experience providing evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents, and their caregivers with a wide range of presenting problems. She has received extensive training and supervision in evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy as well as specialized training in Incredible Years, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, exposure and response prevention, treatment for selective mutism, and grief. Further, she has experience providing children with comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments. Brooke collaborates and consults with parents, teachers, and providers to develop individual therapeutic and behavioral plans.
Brooke has experience providing intensive individual and group interventions for children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, social skills deficits, and selective mutism.Brooke is actively involved in research about the relations between parenting and physical aggression in infants and toddlers. Brooke is also involved in research examining relations between executive functioning and dyadic wellbeing, for example in mothers of preschoolers. Her prior research experience includes examining the effectiveness of a school-based psychotherapy intervention and measuring parental resistance and adherence to pediatric OCD interventions.
Brooke is committed to promoting social and emotional coping skills for children and fostering strong, supportive parent-child relationships.