Clinical psychology/neuropsychology is a second career for Dr. Rebecca Resnik, who began working with children and adolescents as a Special Educator. Her experience working within schools gave her a unique understanding of special education law and policy, as well as hands-on experience implementing best practices for students. Dr. Resnik left teaching to begin doctoral training at the George Washington University, graduating as a Doctor of Psychology in 2005. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, receiving training in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology. Her internship training included: neuropsychology, in-patient pediatric psychology, behavioral psychotherapy, infant and toddler assessment, and pediatric feeding disorders. During her pre-doctoral training, she participated in research of early interventions for pre-school aged children with emotional and behavior disorders, as well as best practices for special education service delivery. Dr. Resnik currently consults with researchers in computational linguistics who are studying how language technology can be used to diagnose mental health disorders.
Dr. Resnik enjoys sharing her love of psychology. She serves as a Medical Expert for Medhelp for the ADHD and Learning Disability Forums. She has appeared on Fox News, Lets Talk Live, and Voice of America. She regularly presents at local, state, and national events (http://www.resnikpsychology.com/speaking-consultations/presentations/.
Dr. Resnik’s book, A Family’s First Guide to ADHD was published in 2016. Dr. Resnik has written for Washington Parent Magazine and contributes to articles about psychology and child development. She loves giving parent education talks, professional training, and conducting teacher training for private schools.
View Dr. Resnik’s Presentation The Science of Motivation Helping our Children learn to Motivate Themselves, presented at the McLean School of Maryland’s Cecily’s Advocacy Day, 2014.
Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Post Doctoral Training in Psychological Assessment at Mindwell Psychology Northern Virginia
Doctor of Psychology, The George Washington University
(2005); Master of Education, Special Education, The University of Maryland at College
Park (1997); Bachelor of Science, Special Education, Cum Laude and with Honors, The University of Maryland at College Park (1996)
Voting Member of the Board of Directors, Maryland
Psychological Association (from 2011), Fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association, Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee (2011-14), Chair of the Communications Committee (current), Future of Psychology Taskforce
Licensed Psychologist, Maryland, Licensed
Clinical Psychologist, Virginia (inactive), Certified Special Educator, Maryland, Birth through Adulthood (inactive)