Dr. Kerry Bordieri

Place of Employment:     Pennyroyal Mental Health Center

Role with Internship:      Supervisor

Dr. Kerry Bordieri received her M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at Towson University. While there, she obtained a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Studies. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Mississippi under the mentorship of Kelly Wilson, Ph.D. and Kate Kellum, Ph.D. Her dissertation focused on using Relational Frame Theory to teach emotion recognition skills in high functioning children on the Autism Spectrum.

Her theoretical orientation is Contextual Behavioral Science, with a strong emphasis on using behavior analytic principles in case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment.  She has training in Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also has experience working with trauma, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, as well as mood and anxiety disorders.  Her supervisory style is direct and detail oriented, incorporating the functional and contextual elements of the Discrimination/Integrative models of supervision.

When not working, Dr. Bordieri enjoys geeking out about science or random facts, playing with her dog and chinchilla, hiking, and travel.

“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”—B.F. Skinner