Jessica Weiss, MA, MS, is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at CBC. Jessica is a certified school psychologist and a fifth-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at St. John’s University. Prior to her doctoral training, Jessica received her Master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Teachers College, Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University at Buffalo. Jessica has received extensive training in providing evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents and young adults with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and cognitive and language-based learning disabilities. Jessica has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In addition, she has been trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and adaptations of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has provided individual, parent, parent-child, family and group therapy in both clinical and school settings.
Prior to her internship at CBC, Jessica served as a clinical psychology extern in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. In this role, she provided individual and group treatment to individuals struggling with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, selective mutism, and comorbid mood disorders. In addition, she co-led exposure based intervention groups for children and adolescents with selective mutism as well as social anxiety. Jessica also previously held a school psychology externship position in the Great Neck Public School District at both the elementary and middle school levels. In this role, she delivered individual counseling, group social skills counseling, teacher and parent consultation, and assessment. She has also served as a student clinician at the St. John’s Center for Psychological Services, where she provided both therapy and assessment.
Jessica’s doctoral research examines the associations between training clinicians in REBT, clinician competency and client outcome.