Dennise Garcia Sevilla, PhD
Instructor in Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
Bilingual Program Coordinator, PROMISE at Columbia
Dr. Garcia Sevilla is a clinical psychologist and developmental neuropsychologist. She completed postdoctoral training, under the supervision of Dr. Molly Algermissen, in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for youth with neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric conditions, including learning and language disorders, autism, executive dysfunction, and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Dr. Garcia Sevilla also has expertise in the area of bilingual neuropsychological testing (Spanish and English), as well as training in the consideration of how significant socio-cultural factors impact development. She regularly conducts bilingual evaluations and consults on cases with youth who come from diverse, multicultural, and bilingual backgrounds. Dr. Garcia Sevilla is active in her approach to treatment and collaborates closely with other important stakeholders, including parents, educators, pediatricians, and mental health providers, to ensure that appropriate educational and psychological interventions are implemented following her evaluations.
Dr. Garcia Sevilla received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota, where she trained in child psychology and participated in delivering evidence-based mental health treatment to Native American children and adolescents who resided in an emergency youth center. Following this, she completed her internship training at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, with an emphasis on working with youth with disruptive behavior disorders, as well as providing emergency-room consultations for children and families in crisis. Dr. Garcia Sevilla went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at CUMC. She is presently faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition to conducting comprehensive evaluations and seeing a small number of patients for ongoing treatment, Dr. Garcia Sevilla also supervises fellows and interns, and conducts seminars and didactics for trainees.
Dr. Garcia-Sevilla is a clinical psychologist and developmental neuropsychologist, with expertise in learning disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Garcia Sevilla also has expertise in the area of bilingual neuropsychological testing (Spanish and English) as well as training in the consideration of how significant socio-cultural factors may impact development.
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