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Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacqueline Atunrase, Ph.D.

Phone: 484-440-9740, ext 718

Email: atunrase@dragonflypsych.com

Office/s:

Willow Grove, PA

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OVERVIEW

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jacqueline Atunrase received her PhD in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH). Dr. Atunrase is a proud graduate of Upper Dublin High School and is happy to be working and serving those in the community she calls home. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and master’s degree in elementary education from Wilmington University. In her professional career prior to beginning her graduate training, she worked as a third-grade teacher through the Teach for America program and conducted research on mental health interventions in schools at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She has more than a decade of experience working in public and private schools in various capacities including as a classroom teacher, clinical research coordinator, and mental health clinician. Her training experience also included working as a therapist and conducting comprehensive psychological assessments in an outpatient community mental health clinic.

Dr. Atunrase specializes in providing individual and family therapy to school-aged children and their families as well as consultation with schools and comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. She works with individuals and families to address a range of issues including anxiety, depression, externalizing behavior problems, ADHD, learning issues, school difficulty, family stress/conflict, and trauma. She utilizes an individualized, client-centered, and systems-focused approach to therapy and integrates components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family-systems theory. Dr. Atunrase is passionate about collaborating with caregivers, families, teachers, and influential people in childrens’ lives to help them thrive and overcome challenges.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia
M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Virginia
M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Wilmington University
B.A. in Psychology, Temple University

CAREER

Training and Work Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for School Mental Health
Predoctoral Intern, VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine
Advanced School Psychology Practicum Student, Orange County Public Schools, VA
Psychology Practicum Student, Little Keswick Therapeutic Boarding School, Keswick, VA

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