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Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D
Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D. | Clinical psychologist| McCaskill - bio-photo-amanda-klingensmith

Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D

Dr. Amanda Klingensmith is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults and families.


Dr. Amanda has specialized training in treating a variety of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral issues in children and teens, as well as couples and family therapy. She utilizes many empirically based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral parent training and motivational interviewing. Dr. Amanda also specializes in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), a behavioral treatment for tics and Tourette’s. Dr. Amanda has extensive experience conducting comprehensive psychological assessments which focus on providing accurate diagnoses and helpful recommendations for children with ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and a variety of other presenting difficulties. In addition, Dr. Amanda also supervises many of our therapists, including master’s level psychologists and practicum students.

Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D. | Clinical psychologist| McCaskill - bio-photo-amanda-klingensmith-extra

Here is a bit of background on Dr. Amanda:

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wayne State University, and earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she worked with patients across the lifespan in a variety of hospital and outpatient-based settings.

Dr. Amanda currently serves as the Professional Development Director of McCaskill Family Services and is responsible for providing and organizing training opportunities for our clinical staff.

Publications
  • Koehn, A. J., & Kerns, K. A. (2022). Validating the supervision partnership as a phase of attachment. The
    Journal of Early Adolescence, 42(4), 482-513.
  • Cooke, J. E., Kochendorfer, L. B., Stuart-Parrigon, K. L., Koehn, A. J., & Kerns, K. A. (2019). Parent–child
    attachment and children’s experience and regulation of emotion: A meta-analytic review. Emotion, 19(6),
    1103.
  • Koehn, A.J. & Kerns, K.A. (2015). The supervision partnership as a phase of attachment. Journal of Early Adolescence.
  • Parrigon, K.S., Kerns, K.A., Abtahi, M.M., Koehn, A. (2015). Attachment and Emotion in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. Psychological Topics 24(1), 27-50.
  • Kerns, K. A., Mathews, B. L., Koehn, A. J., Williams, C.T. & Siener-Ciesla, S. (2015). Assessing both safe haven and secure base support in parent-child relationships in late middle childhood and early adolescence. Attachment and Human Development, 17(4), 337-353.
  • Mathews, B. L., Koehn, A. J., Movahed Abtahi, M., & Kerns, K. A. (2016). Emotional competence and anxiety in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysic review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.
  • Kerns, K. A., Koehn, A. J., van Dulmen, M. H., Stuart-Parrigon, K. L., & Coifman, K. G. (2016). Preadolescents’ relationships with pet dogs: Relationship continuity and associations with adjustment. Applied Developmental Science, 1-14.
  • Cooke, J., Stuart-Parrigon, K.., Movahed-Abtahi, M., Koehn, A.J., & Kerns, K.A. (2016). Children’s emotion understanding and mother-child attachment: A meta-analysis. Emotion.
  • Kerns, K.A., Parrigon, K.S., Coifman, K.G., van Dulmen, M.H.M., Koehn, A. (2018). Pet dogs: Does their presence influence preadolescents’ emotional responses to a social stressor? Social Development..
  • Koehn, A.J. & Kerns, K.A. (2017). Parent-child attachment and parenting behaviors in middle childhood and adolescence: A meta-analytic review. Attachment and Human Development.
 
Conference Presentations
  • Kochendorfer, L., Cooke, J., Stuart-Parrigon, K., Movahed-Abtahi, M., Koehn, A.J., & Kerns, K.A. (2017, April) Parent-child attachment and children’s affective experiences and regulation of emotion: Meta-analytic evidence. Paper to be presented to the Society for Research in Child Development conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Koehn, A.J. & Kerns, K.A. (2015, August). Parent-child attachment and parenting behaviors in middle childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis. Paper presented in symposium to the International Attachment Conference in New York, New York.
  • Kerns, K.A., Stuart, K., Coifman, K., van Dulmen, M., & Koehn, A.J. (2015, March) Pet Dogs: Does Their Presence Mitigate Preadolescents’ Emotional Responses to a Social Stressor? Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development conference in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
  • Koehn, A. J., Mathews, B. L., & Kerns, K. A. (2014, March). Anxiety and emotional competence in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis. Poster presented to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Williams, C., Koehn, A., Mathews, B., Siener, S., & Kerns, K. (2014, March). Safe haven and secure base functions of attachment with mothers and fathers: Relations with adolescents’ social development. Symposium presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence conference in Austin, Texas.
  • Kerns, K. A., Mathews, B. L., Koehn, A. J., & Siener, S. (2013, August). Assessing both safe haven and secure base support in parent-child relationships. Poster presented to the 6th International Attachment Conference in Pavia, Italy.
  • Koehn, A.J. & Kerns, K.A. (2013, April). The supervision partnership as a phase of attachment. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development conference in Seattle, Washington.