Child, Adult, & Family
Psychological Center

Kristen M. Kelly, Ph.D., CRNP

Kristen M. Kelly, Ph.D., CRNP

Dr. Kelly received her bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wellesley College, her certificate and master's degree in psychiatric nursing from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York. Her training at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital, included a formal sub-specialization in the assessment and treatment of individuals and families experiencing psychological difficulties arising during physical illnesses and hospitalizations. While training at the City University of New York, Dr. Kelly conducted research with mothers and infants, and she currently works as a consultant to a parent-infant research program at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. As both a psychotherapist and psychiatric nurse practitioner*, Dr. Kelly provides a wide range of psychotherapy and medication evaluation services at Child Adult and Family Psychological Center and Penn State University's Psychological Clinic. Dr. Kelly specializes in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing relationship problems, parenting problems, anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, as well as emotional difficulties arising from health problems.

* A psychiatric nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has specialized advanced education in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. They provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy, medication treatment, as well as order diagnostic tests (e.g. blood tests) when indicated. In Pennsylvania, nurse practitioners hold the credential, CRNP (Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner) and are nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.    

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