Sarah Shankman Kerner

Sarah Shankman Kerner, PsyM
Jamila Irons-Johnson, PsyD Achievement Award

Sarah is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center--New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is expecting to complete the requirements of the PsyD degree in October 2015. Among her clinical experiences at GSAPP, Sarah completed practica at Columbia University Medical Center--New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York University Child Study Center, and the Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She has had direct clinical experiences with providing outpatient empirically-supported psychotherapy to predominantly low-income children, adolescents, and adults, including those diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders. Sarah has led trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy groups consisting of African-American and Latino children/adolescents who had been sexually abused. In terms of evaluations, Sarah has conducted forensic psychosocial assessments of children and adolescents who had been sexually or physically abused and/or maltreated. She has participated in several presentations and engaged in extensive research, including investigating factors that influenced treatment recommendations following suspected child physical and/or sexual abuse. While at student at GSAPP, Sarah received the Cooper Graduate Fellowship.