Jaclyn Zocca is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a neuropsychologist at the Promise Program at Columbia within the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Zocca is a licensed clinical psychologist and a neuropsychologist specializing in working with children and adolescents.
Dr. Zocca provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing learning, attention/executive functioning, language, and developmental disorders. Dr. Zocca’s evaluations assess aspects of an individual’s academic, neurocognitive, social, and emotional functioning through a culturally sensitive, developmental framework in order to understand each person’s unique strengths and areas of growth. Using this knowledge, Dr. Zocca creates individualized, effective recommendations designed to target areas of academic, neurocognitive, and socioemotional difficulty. She also provides ongoing consultation for families, school personnel, and service providers to ensure that each individual receives the appropriate supports and services to foster growth.
Dr. Zocca received her B.A. in psychology, cum laude, from Georgetown University. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she worked on research projects investigating early child development and learning, parent-child interaction, and child obesity prevention at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zocca received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), where she specialized in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Zocca completed her pre-doctoral internship in the child psychology track at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is trained in the provision of evidence-based treatments for a range of internalizing and externalizing disorders. Following her doctoral training, Dr. Zocca completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She sees youth and families through the Promise Program and through Faculty Practice. In addition, as part of her work at the Promise Program Dr. Zocca is developing a school-based screening program to identify young children at risk for developing learning difficulties. This program will also seek to help link schools with additional services to support these children’s learning needs.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Adjustment Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Developmental Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Neuropsychology Evaluation
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship Problems
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Stress Management
- Work-Related Stress
- Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
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- Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- Rutgers School of Applied Psychology
- Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center