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Postdoctoral Fellow

Supriya Williamson, Ph.D.

Phone: 484-440-9740, ext 717

Email: williamson@dragonflypsych.com

Office/s:

Media, PA

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Overview

Postdoctoral Fellow

Supriya Williamson received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education where she was trained to provide evidenced-based treatments through both psychotherapy and assessment. Supriya’s training gave her the opportunity to work with children, families, and individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings including University of Virginia Hospital’s Family Stress Clinic. There, she provided individual and family therapy to refugees as well as low-income and under-resourced populations. Her prior experience also includes work with youth in juvenile detention centers as well as facilitating mentoring groups for at-risk early adolescent girls. Supriya completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Terry Children’s Center in Delaware, where she helped children and families facing a variety of mental health challenges including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic distress disorder, as well as other behavioral and educational problems.

When treating children and adolescents, Supriya understands the importance of the entire family system, as well as the school, peer group, and community influences that contribute to a client’s success. With this in mind, Supriya believes in collaborative and integrative care and will consult with teachers, other professionals, and physicians as needed to provide holistic care to each client. Supriya also enjoys working with parents to provide guidance and support around a variety of issues related to raising healthy children and adolescents. In addition, Supriya works with couples in order to improve communication and support effective problem-solving within their relationships. Supriya brings a strengths-based and collaborative approach to her practice of therapy and pulls from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and family systems theory.

SPECIALTIES IN

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology anticipated August 2020, University of Virginia

M.Ed. in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia

B.A. in International Affairs, George Washington University

CAREER

Work Experience

Terry Children’s Center in Delaware, Predoctoral Intern

Virginia Hospital’s Family Stress Clinic, Practicum Student

Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center, Practicum Student

CAREER

Recent Publications

Williamson, S., Lawrence, E., Lyons, M. D., & Deutsch, N. L. (2019). What Mentees Bring: Relationship Characteristics Pre-Mentoring and Mentoring Relationship Satisfaction. The Journal of Early Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431619891251

Williamson, S., Deutsch, N. L., & Lawrence, E. C. (2020). A qualitative exploration of mentoring relationship development for girls experiencing maternal relationship difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105577.

Williamson, S., Lyons, M. D., Deutsch, N. L., & Lawrence, E. (2021). Mentees and their mothers: The association between maternal relationship difficulties and targeted outcomes of mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology.

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