Post Doctoral Fellow
Maguire Brinkley, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral clinical fellow at CAAT under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Gates Ulanet, Psy.D., and Dr. David Black, Ph.D. Dr. Brinkley focuses on completing developmental assessments of young children and diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan. In addition to conducting assessments, Dr. Brinkley facilitates group therapy, including the PEERS Social Skills Group.
Prior to joining CAAT, Dr. Brinkley obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She has experience in completing assessments and providing therapy in a variety of settings, including children’s hospitals, outpatient and community clinics, and in private practice. While studying at Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Brinkley received extensive training in developmental assessment at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, as well as diagnostic assessment at the Loyola Clinical Centers and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Brinkley is also trained in providing therapy for a range of challenges, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, and attention and learning differences. Dr. Brinkley completed training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is in the process of becoming certified in this modality. In treatment, Dr. Brinkley takes a collaborative approach, working with clients and their families to set treatment goals and participate in the therapeutic or assessment process. Dr. Brinkley strives to create a warm, accepting, and person-centered environment in all of her clinical work, taking into consideration the unique needs of each child and family.