Molly A. Algermissen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
Clinical Director, PROMISE at Columbia
Dr. Molly Algermissen is the clinical director of PROMISE at Columbia. Dr. Algermissen is a clinical psychologist in the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at Columbia University Medical Center. She also participates in research at the New York Psychiatric Institute. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Mason University in May 2000. She completed her internship in at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children's Hospital. Her areas of specialization include neuropsychology, learning disabilities, autism, and developmental disorders.
Dr. Algermissen is committed to helping impoverished children with learning disabilities get the support they need to succeed. She supervises and trains the staff of four postdoctoral fellows who administer the neuropsychological evaluations and who create recommendations for the child. She also oversees the work of the educational consultant who is responsible for educating the parents about the child's learning issues and helps the families get the services the child needs from the schools. Dr. Algermissen works closely with PROMISE at Columbia in developing the program and initiatives and assures the standards of excellence while maintaining the productivity goals.
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