Jenny Klein-Sosa, Ph.D.Neuropsychology Department
Dr. Jenny Klein-Sosa received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in child and family therapy, and research in the area of family interactions, parenting styles, and predictors of child emotional and behavioral problems. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., an APA-accredited placement, where she focused on pediatric and clinical child assessment and intervention. Dr. Klein-Sosa has conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations in an array of settings (e.g., residential, acute inpatient and pediatric hospitals, private outpatient and community-based public clinics) serving children and adolescents with a broad variety of characteristics and diagnoses. Therapeutically, she is trained from a Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical orientation and has conducted short- and long-term individual, family, and group therapy. She has training and experience in evidence-based, manualized treatments, such as the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) for children with Autism spectrum disorders, parent-focused behavioral interventions (e.g., Barkley) for children with externalizing behavior problems, exposure and response prevention for youth with anxiety disorders, and behavioral activation and CBT for anxiety and depression. She has served on interdisciplinary treatment teams and worked closely with schools, medical staff, and other service providers in coordinating care for children and adolescents. She also holds a strong interest in how educational policies impact children’s learning and development, and for several years she worked at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where she assisted program offices (e.g., Special Education and English Language Learners) in linking data with policy development.
Dr. Klein-Sosa provides neuropsychological evaluations at ICCD with youth presenting with a wide variety of challenges related to learning, attentional and executive functioning, socio-emotional, and/or behavioral development. She believes that research must underlie practice, and she brings her knowledge of clinical psychology, child development, and MA special education laws and regulations to every evaluation she conducts. Her aim is to provide assessment results and recommendations that serve the needs of the whole child, including their family system.
Outside of ICCD, Dr. Klein-Sosa enjoys spending time with her husband, two young sons, and the family’s (high-maintenance!) chameleon named Yoda.