Dr. Marie Klain-Kim is a Postdoctoral Resident in Clinical Psychology at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center. She has earned a PhD and an MA in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She also holds a MA in Applied Psychology in Education from Columbia University/ Teachers College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Klain-Kim completed an APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship at the Devereux Foundation where she worked as a therapist for adolescents receiving mental health treatment at the Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health Services – Brandywine Residential Treatment Facility in Glenmoore, PA. Additionally, Dr. Klain-Kim held pre-doctoral practicum placements and externships at the St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital and Medical Center, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and the Columbia University Medical Center/ New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Klain-Kim is a pre-license professional practicing under the supervision of Dr. Stacy Hunt and Dr. Kathryn Shipley, Licensed Clinical Psychologists at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center in Newtown, PA. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Psi Chi Honors Society in psychology, Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS).
Dr. Klain-Kim uses evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and adults to address mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, disruptive behaviors, conduct disorder/ rule-breaking behaviors, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, familial conflict, substance abuse, and ADHD. She primarily uses a CBT approach in treatment, but is also comfortable incorporating aspects of Motivational Interviewing, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Management Training, Problem-Solving Skills Training, and Family Systems approaches to treatment to best meet her clients’ needs. In addition to therapy, Dr. Klain-Kim is experienced in the administration and interpretation of standardized clinical assessments, and psychoeducational testing.
Aside from her clinical practice, Dr. Klain-Kim also serves as an adjunct professor at Immaculata University in Malvern, PA teaching undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. She has also been active in psychological research including publications and presentations of study results. Her research interests include rule-breaking behaviors among adolescents, conduct disorder, peer aggression, school violence, weapon carrying among youth, and juvenile delinquency.
Perceived Parental Monitoring, Social Cognitions and Weapon Carrying Behaviors Among High School Students: A Longitudinal Analysis (2015). Doctoral Dissertation
Keilp, J. G., Klain, H. M., Brodsky, B., Oquendo, M., Gorlyn, M. & Mann, J. J. (2007). Early visual information processing deficit in depression with and without borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 149, 139-145.
Gorlyn, M., Klain, H. M., Keilp, J. G., Oquendo, M. A., Sackeim, H. A., & Mann, J. J. (2005, February). Slowing of information processing speed in major depression. Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. St. Louis, MO.
Klain, H. M. & Hodges, E.V.E. (2007, April). The association between parental monitoring and weapon carrying behavior in high school students. Poster presented at the annual St. John’s University Student Research Conference. Queens, NY.
Klain, H. M. (2012, June). Increasing parental engagement in adolescent residential treatment to improve treatment outcomes. Devereux Foundation Pre-Doctoral Internship Research Conference. Villanova, PA
Klain, H. M., (2001). Therapeutic interventions available to juvenile delinquents at Project Revive. In B. Donahue, H. M. Klain, J. Newton, & A. Snyder (Eds.), Project Revive: An alternative to traditional juvenile detention centers (pp. 29-47). University of South Florida Honors Program Special Collections, Tampa FL.
Midlarsky, E. & Klain, H. M. (2005). A history of violence in the schools. In F. Denmark, H. Krauss, R. Wesner, E. Midlarsky, & U. Gielen, (Eds.), Violence in schools: Cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives (pp. 37-57). New York: Springer Publishers.
Dr. Klain’s fee is $120 per session.