Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D

Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D.


Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D - McCaskill Family Services - bio-photo-amanda-klingensmithDr. Amanda Klingensmith is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Amanda has specialized training in treating a variety of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral issues in children and teens. She utilizes many empirically based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral parent training and motivational interviewing. Amanda also has 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.

Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D - McCaskill Family Services - bio-photo-amanda-klingensmith-extraAmanda 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.

Publications

  • 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.

Under Review

  • Cooke, J., Kochendorfer, L., Stuart-Parrigon, K., Movahed-Abtahi, M., Koehn, A.J., & Kerns, K.A. (2016). Parent-child attachment and children’s experience and regulation of emotion: A meta-analytic review. Emotion.

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.

Trainings

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Two-Day Workshop
October 2017
James Marchman, Ph.D.
Director of Carl E Seashore Psychology Training Clinic

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training
June 2015
Scott Stuart, MD
Director of IPT Institute

WISC-V: Evidence-Based Use in the Assessment of Learning and Cognitive Challenge
June 2015
Ethan Schafer, Ph.D. and Kelly Christian, Ph.D.
The Assessment Center at Lawrence School

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale training
June 2015
Online Training
Columbia University

Advanced Topics in Structural Equation Modeling
May 2015
Greg Hancock, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents
February 2015
Torrey Creed, Ph.D.
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Aggression management training
October 2014
Douglas Straight, M.A., LPCC-S.
Akron Children’s Hospital

Electronic medical record keeping training
July 2014
Epic Systems
Akron Children’s Hospital

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale training
June 2014
Online Training
Columbia University

Comprehensive Meta-Analysis workshop
April 2013
Michael Borenstein, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children (ADIS-C) and the Kiddie-Schedule for
April 2013
Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS) training
Christopher Flessner, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Understanding and Treating Self-Injury workshop
October 2012
Melanie Harned, Ph.D and Wendy Lader, Ph.D.
Summa Health System Department of Psychiatry

Behavioral parent training workshop
May 2012
Beth G. Wildman, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Motivational Interviewing workshop
April 2012
Jeffrey A. Ciesla, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) workshop
February 2012
Yossef Ben Porath, Ph.D.
Kent State University

Working with Missing Values using Multiple Imputation workshop
October 2011
Alan C. Akock, Ph.D.
Kent State University

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