Following internship, Kelly accepted an appointment in the Medical Psychology Division of Duke University Medical Center. For approximately 1 ½ years, Kelly worked in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service at the Duke Child and Family Study Center. Following this in January 2006, Kelly was promoted to Assistant Professor and accepted a clinical position within the Department of Pediatrics at the Durham Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic, where worked for 6 years prior to joining the TCBH. While at Duke, Kelly:
Provided outpatient clinical services with an emphasis on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression and mood disorders, ADHD, emotional/behavioral difficulties secondary to medical pain-related illness, learning disorders, and developmental delays.
Served as the coordinator of the Psychological Testing Service at the Durham Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic. In this role, Kelly gained extensive experience conducting psychological, psycho-educational, and neuro-psychological evaluations for children through young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, intellectual disabilities, cognitive impairments or developmental delays related to a genetic or medical disorder, giftedness and/or twice-exceptional giftedness (i.e., intellectually gifted with learning disabilities), and other emotional/behavioral disorders.
Worked as a consulting psychologist with the former Pediatric Pain Clinic. This included interviewing and diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents presenting with a chronic pain condition, consultation with a multidisciplinary team, development of multidisciplinary treatment plans, and consultation with families regarding CBT based intervention for pain and pain coping skills training.
Worked with the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service as a pediatric psychologist conducting psychological, psycho-educational, and neuro-psychological evaluations for children through young adults with chronic medical conditions including cancer, brain tumors, seizure disorders, lupus and other rheumatic diseases, and sickle cell disease.
Trained psychology interns and Ph.D. psychology graduate students on techniques for psychological assessment as well as techniques for individual and family therapy including CBT and behavioral parent training.
Served as a guest speaker on Psycho-educational Testing for the Children’s Education Law Clinic at Duke University Law School. Kelly will continue in this role while at the TCBH.