Jane Paley, Psy.D.

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Jane Paley has been a Co-Coordinator of the Assessment Services Division at Interactive Discovery since 2011.  Dr. Paley earned a master’s degree in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education (1994) and a doctorate in Applied Psychology from New York University (2004).  For nearly a decade, Dr. Paley worked in the Marsha Winokur Learning Center and the Learning Resource Network of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, offering neuropsychological assessment, parent and school consultation, and therapeutic remediation to children from public, private and parochial schools, and writing for a quarterly newsletter, Thinking Children.  From 2003-2011, Dr. Paley served as the Brooklyn Clinical Coordinator for the Loss and Bereavement/Loss and trauma program for Children and Adolescents at JBFCS.

A longtime proponent of bridging gaps between education and psychology, Dr. Paley has taught preschool, elementary and high school students in special education and bilingual settings, held workshops for teachers, and taught School Consultation to graduate students at CUNY and New York University. At Interactive Discovery, Dr. Paley conducts comprehensive neuropsychological and psycho-educational assessments with children and adolescents in a variety of school settings, and offers parent, teacher and school consultation.  Dr. Paley is committed to providing testing that is thorough, comprehensive, and realistic - aimed at improving clients’ learning, self-awareness and self-advocacy skills - and developing, in collaboration with families, a thorough, integrated, and empathic understanding of a child’s strengths, development and needs.

Dr. Paley maintains a private practice in Brooklyn. Dr. Paley attends regular trainings, supervisory groups and workshops, and has been an active participant in trainings offered through the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute (Needham, MA) and the New York Center for the Study of Groups (an affiliate of the AK Rice Institute). Dr. Paley has presented twice at annual forum co-sponsored by the Kinship Care program of JBFCS and the Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition. Dr. Paley is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and Section IX of APA’s Division 39 (Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility).