Kayla J. Davidson

Education                                                                                                    

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology                                                                              9/2013
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (APA accredited)
Pasadena, CA                        
Dissertation: Exposure to Violence and Grades: What Role Do Adults Play?                                       7/2010

Master of Arts in Psychology                                                                                                             9/2009
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (APA accredited)
Pasadena, CA                                                      

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology                                                                                              12/2003
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA                                                                                
Minor: Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies

Licensure

Licensed Psychologist, State of Iowa                                                                                    6/27/2014

Employment

Central Iowa Psychological Services, Ames, Iowa                                                    9/2014 – present

Licensed Psychologist

  • Setting: Private group practice
  • Responsibilities: Complete initial assessments, provide diagnostic impressions, provide therapy from a variety of modalities, administer psychological assessments, score assessments, interpret and write integrated reports, provide group therapy, supervise practicum students.
  • Population: Clients range in age from 3 to 78. Client diagnoses include Developmental Disorders, Childhood Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders.

Supervised Post-Doctoral Clinical Experience

Central Iowa Psychological Services, Ames, Iowa                                                     9/2013 – 8/2014

Psychology Associate

Supervisors: Warren Phillips, Ph.D., Amy Cantazaro, Ph.D.

Hours: 40/week

  • Setting: Private group practice
  • Responsibilities: Complete initial assessments, provide diagnostic impressions, provide therapy from a variety of modalities, administer psychological assessments, score assessments, interpret and write integrated reports, provide outreach to the community.
  • Tests administered: MMPI-2 RF, MMPI-A, MCMI-III, MACI, P-MACI, PAI, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WRAML-III, Woodcock Johnson, House-Tree-Person, Children’s Apperception Test, BASC-2, MAST, Pediatric Behavior Checklist, IVA, Comprehensive Trailmaking Test, Stroop, Beery VMI, EVT, PPVT.
  • Population: Clients range in age from 3 to 78. Client diagnoses include Developmental Disorders, Childhood Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
  • Supervision: One hour of individual supervision with a licensed psychologist weekly. Two hours of group supervision with a licensed psychologist weekly.

Supervised Doctoral-Level Clinical Experience

Premier Psychiatric Group, LLC, Lincoln, Nebraska                                                            9/2012 – 8/2013

Pre-Doctoral Intern

Supervisors: Rebecca Braymen, Ph.D., Vickie Bulling, Psy.D., John Herdman, Ph.D., & Daniel Fudge, Ph.D.

Hours: 40/week

  • Setting: Private practice
  • Responsibilities: Complete initial assessments, provide diagnostic impressions, provide therapy from a variety of modalities, administer psychological assessments, score assessments, interpret and write integrated reports, compile collateral data for Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Assessments (CCAA) for the court system, provide neurofeedback treatment, conduct research for pharmaceutical companies, collaborate with psychiatrist and medical providers.
  • Tests administered: MMPI-2, MMPI-A, MCMI-III, MACI, P-MACI, PAI, PAI-A, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WPPSI-III, WASI-II, KBIT, WRAT-4, Woodcock Johnson, WMS, RBANS, Rorschach, House-Tree-Person, Good Enough Draw a Person, BASC-2, SCARED, Achenbach Parent and Teacher Ratings Scales (CBCL), Youth Rating Scale (YSR), Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL), Adult Self-Report (ASR), BDI, BAI, Hamiltion D, ADOS 2, ADI-R, GADS, GARS, ASDS, SRS, ABAS, Conner’s 3, Conner’s CI, CPT-II, Trailmaking Parts A and B, Attention subtests from the NEPSY.
  • Population: Clients range in age from 3 to 78. Client diagnoses include Developmental Disorders, Childhood Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
  • Supervision: Two hours of individual supervision with a licensed psychologist weekly. Two hours of group supervision with a licensed psychologist weekly. Two hours of didactic training weekly.

Greg Schwarz, Psy.D. and Associates, Pasadena, California                                     10/2010 – 9/2012

Psychological Assistant

Supervisor: Greg Schwarz, Psy.D.

Hours: 10-12/week

  • Setting: Skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • Responsibilities: Completed initial assessments, provided therapy, collaborated with an interdisciplinary team, and performed regular case reviews.
  • Population: Clients ranged in age from 25 to 94; many have physical disabilities such as blindness, hearing loss, or inability to independently ambulate. Client diagnoses include Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Spectrum Disorders, Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, Early Dementia, Mental Retardation, and other developmental disorders.
  • Supervision: Weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist.

Greenhouse Therapy Center, Pasadena, California                                                  10/2007 – 9/2012

Developmental Interventionist

Supervisors: Michelle Harwell, LMFT & Andrea Davis, Ph.D.

Hours: 4-8/week

  • Setting: Private practice wherein the Development, Individual differences, and Relationship-based (DIR) model is implemented to provide in-home play therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Responsibilities: Provided DIR play therapy for children; promoted social facilitation with peers and siblings; provided parent coaching; wrote session notes; wrote follow-up reports; videotaped interventions and presented case conceptualizations to supervision group on a regular basis in order to facilitate treatment planning.
  • Population: Children age 4 to 10 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Supervision: Weekly group supervision and quarterly staff trainings.

Neurobehavioral Services, Inc., Pasadena California                                                8/2010 - 8/2011

Psychological Assessment Clerk                    

Supervisors: Sarah Marion, Ph.D. & Janiece Turnbull, Ph.D.

Hours: 12-16/week

  • Setting: Private elementary school.
  • Responsibilities: Administered a standardized neuropsychological assessment battery. Scored, interpreted, and wrote integrated assessment reports. Consulted with teachers in order to gather assessment data and provided feedback to parents after the assessment was complete. The battery was used as part of a research study evaluating the effectiveness of CogMed®, a computerized intervention for improving working memory.
  • Tests Administered: NEPSY-II, WIAT-III, WISC-IV, BYI, CPT, Stroop, Achenbach Parent and Teacher Rating Scales (CBCL), BRIEF, Conner’s Rating Scale for Parents and Teachers.
  • Population: Children ages 5 to 13 at private school in Pasadena.
  • Supervision: One hour weekly individual supervision and two hour weekly group supervision.

Hillview Mental Health Center, Pacoima, California                                                 9/2009 - 9/2010

Practicum II Clinician

Supervisors: Farzana Bland, Psy.D. & Esther Coleman, Ph.D.

Hours: 16/week

  • Setting: Community Mental Health Clinic.
  • Responsibilities: Provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals, led an anger management group for transitional age youth (TAY) and young adults, worked in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, and gained experience with Department of Mental Health documentation and policy. Also developed and implemented a level system for the Independent Living Program (ILP) for which the youth were to complete specific tasks (i.e. a cooking assignment) in order to transition to the next level and learn the skills necessary to live independently.
  • Population: Worked primarily with 18 to 22 year olds who had recently transitioned from foster care or group homes to the TAY program. Also provided therapy for adults with severe mental illness. Clients were ethnically diverse and from underserved communities.
  • Supervision: Weekly individual and group supervision; two interdisciplinary team meetings weekly.

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California                                                9/2008 - 6/2009

Practicum I Clinician

Supervisor: Terry Liepmann, MFT

Hours: 1.5-2.5/week

  • Setting: Graduate school counseling center.
  • Responsibilities: Performed an intake assessment and conducted individual outpatient psychotherapy with a client, participated in individual and group supervision, provided peer consultation, and gave a video case presentation to facilitate treatment planning.
  • Population: Graduate school students and community members.
  • Supervision: One and a half hours of group supervision each week, in addition to quarterly individual supervision.

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California                                                 9/2007 - 6/2008

Clinical Foundations Clinician

Supervisors: Jeanette Lantz, M.A. & Steve Simpson, Ph.D.

Hours: 2-3/week

  • Setting: Graduate school counseling center lab.
  • Responsibilities: Conducted Rogerian therapy with one role play client for five weeks of individual psychotherapy. Participated in live observation of four other clinicians treating role play clients. Wrote case notes on all clients, participated in individual and group supervision, and provided peer consultation and feedback.
  • Population: Adult role play clients presenting a variety of issues.
  • Supervision: Group supervision for two hours each week and quarterly individual supervision.

Relevant Work Experience

Glenwood Resource Center, Glenwood, Iowa                                                                                  10/2005 - 9/2007

Psychology Assistant

Supervisors: Dixie Butler, M.A. & Steve Taylor, Ph.D.

Hours: 40/week

  • Setting: State institution for individuals with mental retardation.
  • Responsibilities: Authored Behavior Support Plans under the supervision of a psychologist, trained staff to implement Behavior Support Plans, conducted functional analyses, conducted preference assessments, conducted functional assessment interviews, recorded and analyzed data, collaborated with treatment team on the progress of clients, conducted simplified habit reversal research, and assisted psychologist with leading anger management group therapy for teenage females diagnosed with mental retardation.
  • Population: Individuals diagnosed with mental retardation. Some clients were diagnosed with an additional developmental diagnosis such as Autism or Down’s Syndrome. Many clients also carried psychiatric diagnoses such as psychotic spectrum disorders, depressive disorders, or anxiety spectrum disorders.

Quakerdale, Manning, Iowa                                                                                     12/2003 - 10/2005

Resident Counselor

Supervisors: Jeff Mickelsen, M.S. & Duane Eberle, B.A.

Hours: 44/week

  • Setting: Residential treatment facility.
  • Responsibilities: Counseled at-risk youth, facilitated group therapy sessions under the supervision of the Case Worker, supervised youth in the completion of daily routine, trained direct care staff to implement behavior modification techniques, assisted a case worker in writing treatment plans for the youth, attended Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings, and provided consultation to parents regarding their child’s treatment and behavior.
  • Population: Adolescents age 12 to 17 who had been temporarily removed from the home due to behavioral problems.

 

Teaching Experience

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Pasadena, CA                         
Teaching Assistant                                                                                                2009 - 2012

            Psychometrics Theory
    Instructor: Jeff Bjorck, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                       2009
Life Span Development
    Instructor: Pamela Ebstyne King, Ph.D.

Northwestern College
Orange City, IA          

Teacher’s Assistant                                                                                               2002 - 2003
            Psychology Department
            Instructor: Sandie Kinsinger, M.A.

Department Appointed Tutor                                                                                2002 - 2003
    Research Methods I and II
    Instructor: Adrienne Forgette, Ph.D.

Research Experience

The Center for Research in Child and Adolescent Development Lab, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California   

Doctoral Dissertation                                                                                                 Defended: 7/2010
Committee Members: Linda Wagner, Ph.D., James Furrow, Ph.D., Pamela Ebstyne King, Ph.D.

Title: Exposure to Violence and Grades: What Role Do Adults Play?   
Used hierarchical regression to determine if adult support acted as a moderator between youth exposed to violence and their academic functioning.

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California
Research Clerk                                                                                                             8/2010 - 8/2011

Supervisor: Sarah Marion, Ph.D.

Studied the effectiveness of Cogmed® by administering a neuropsychological battery prior to receiving the intervention. Assisted in planning, organizing, and executing the pre-test component of the study in order to ensure standardization and accuracy of the research.

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California
Research Assistant                                                                                                       6/2008 - 9/2008
Supervisor: James Furrow, Ph.D.

Coded qualitative data in order to analyze themes of coping used by victims of infidelity.

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California
Copyeditor                                                                                                                                6/2008
Supervisor: Pamela Ebstyne King, Ph.D.

Provided proofreading and editing on a chapter, written by Dr. King for the Handbook of Adolescent Development, exploring adolescent spirituality.

Glenwood Resource Center, Glenwood, Iowa
Psychology Assistant                                                                                                   7/2006 - 9/2007          
Supervisor: Steve Taylor, Ph.D.

Assessed the effectiveness of simplified habit reversal on an individual diagnosed with Tourette’s Disorder.

Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
Senior Thesis Researcher                                                                                                      12/2003

Research Advisor: Laird Adman, Ph.D.

Explored social aggression among college students by surveying students to determine the prevalence of social aggression, gender differences between types of aggression, and levels of self-esteem among students who experienced social aggression.

Northwestern College and the City of Orange City, Iowa                                       1/2003 - 5/2003

Orange City Satisfaction Survey Investigator

Supervisors: Jeff VanDerWerff, Ph.D., Adrienne Forgette, Ph.D.

Investigated Orange City, Iowa resident’s levels of satisfaction with their town. Collaborated with two other selected students to construct the survey, distributed it to a random sample of the community, analyzed the data, and presented the results at a City Council meeting.

Professional Presentations and Publications

Still, C., Davidson, K. J., Coleman, B., Rizzo, A., Turnbull, J., & Marion S. D. (In preparation). The effectiveness of a computerized working memory training program on executive functioning in children with learning and attention problems.

Still, C. M., Marion, S. D., Davidson, K. J., Green, R., Coleman, C., Turnbull, J., & Rizzo, A. (2013, February). The virtual reality classroom Stroop task as a measure of executive dysfunction. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Waikoloa, HI.

Purington, K. R., Davidson, K. J., & Taylor, S. L. (2007, May). Assessment and treatment of vocal tics in an individual diagnosed with severe mental retardation. Poster presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, San Diego, CA.

Purington, K. R., Davidson, K. J., & Taylor, S. L. (2007, May). Using augmented simplified habit reversal in the treatment of Tourette’s Disorder in an individual diagnosed with severe mental retardation. Poster presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, San Diego, CA.

Davidson, K. J. (2003, December). Social aggression: Does self-esteem matter? Paper presented at the Northwestern College’s Senior Thesis Presentation Day, Orange City, IA.

 

References


Dr. Warren Phillips
Clinical Psychologist and Director
Central Iowa Psychological Services
Ames, IA
515-233-1122
whp@iowacounseling.com

Dr. Jeffrey Bjorck
Professor of Psychology
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Pasadena, CA
626-584-5530
jbjorck@fuller.edu

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