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CURRICULUM VITAE
Kimberly Ann Kirkpatrick Justice

Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists
2660 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-898-2767 (work)
407-898-9443 (fax)
kjustice@oppsa.com
www.childrenssleeplab.com


LICENSE

Licensed Psychologist (PY 7064)

EDUCATION

June 2010 Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM)
The American Board of Sleep Medicine
*Please note: This certification is not recognized by the Florida Board of Psychology.

2000 – 2003 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited)
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Area of Special Study:  Pediatric/Clinical Child Track

2002 – 2003 Predoctoral Clinical Internship (Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology)
Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO

1998 – 2000 Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Area of Special Study:  Pediatric/Clinical Child Track

1993 - 1997 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, highest honors
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

12/2007 – Present Licensed Psychologist, Children’s Lung, Asthma & Sleep Specialists, The Adult Sleep Center, Winter Park, Florida
Provide pediatric and adult sleep patients and pediatric pulmonary patients of Dr. Akinyemi Ajayi with psychological services focusing on psychosocial, developmental and contextual factors contributing to the etiology, course, and outcome of sleep and pulmonary medical conditions; the assessment and treatment of comorbid behavioral and emotional issues; and the promotion of health and health-related behaviors.  Organize and contribute to the practice’s social media presence.  

1/2005 – 11/2007 Licensed Psychologist, Psychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, Florida
Provided individual adult, adolescent, child, and family therapy specializing in pediatric psychology issues (e.g. adjustment to chronic illness, adherence to the medical regimen, pain management) and clinical child psychology. Conducted psychological and psychoeducational assessments for individuals and the Department of Children and Families. Presenting issues include parenting, abuse, disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety (specialty in OCD and separation anxiety) and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, sleep issues, eating issues, behavior management, and learning disabilities. Supervision of practicum students and psychological residents.


1/2005 – 9/2007 Licensed Psychologist, Psychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, Florida
Conducted psychological assessments for the Child Protection Team. Consulted for the Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County Child Protection Teams during multidisciplinary staffings of cases of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and medical neglect.
9/2003 – 1/2005 Psychological Resident, Psychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, Florida
Provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Presenting issues included divorce and co-parenting, child abuse, disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders.  Provided supervised psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults for issues such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, medical neglect, custody, parenting skills, competency, sexual offending, treatment planning and learning disabilities.  Consulted for Orange and Seminole County Child Protection Teams during multidisciplinary staffings of cases of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and medical neglect.

8/2002 – 7/2003     Predoctoral Internship in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO (APA Accredited)

Child Psychology Clinic
Conducted psychological and psychoeducational assessments with children (ages 3-18) referred for a variety of learning and behavioral problems, including ADHD, ODD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, other academic problems, autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and PTSD.  Provided diagnostic feedback and support recommendations to families, schools, and primary healthcare providers; individual therapy to children, parent training and family therapy using primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach; after-hours emergency telephone services for clinic in three 1-month blocks. Documented client contact through chart notes and assessment reports. Participated in weekly didactic and professional issues seminars, and several play therapy seminars.  

Consultation and Liaison
Conducted psychological assessments with child and adolescent medical inpatients (ages 3-18) referred for a variety of emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues. Referral issues included adjustment to hospitalization and serious illness, acute and chronic pain management, medical adherence, anxiety, depression, neuropsychological sequelae of head injury/brain tumors, feeding disorders, and bereavement. Provided diagnostic information and support recommendations to families and acute care providers (e.g., nurses, physicians) within the inpatient medical setting; individual therapy to children and family therapy to custodial adults and siblings using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral and play approaches in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Worked closely with staff in other disciplines (e.g., child life, physical therapy, nursing, social work) to coordinate care.  Documented client contact through chart notes and consultation reports.

Special Needs/Autism
Conducted psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions with children who present with developmental delays, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral problems in an outpatient setting.  Participated in Down's Syndrome and autism interdisciplinary teams that included collaboration of a developmental pediatrician, speech, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, and psychology.

School Consultation
Observed children and adolescents with identified special education needs in the school environment who were referred for behavioral concerns. Conducted functional behavioral assessments and provided behavioral consultation and intervention to parents and school personnel. Participated in interdisciplinary school team meetings and offered recommendations for IEPs. Designed and implemented behavior management plans within the classroom. Provided education and support to school personnel related both to specific diagnoses and to general behavioral management strategies. Documented client contact through chart notes and assessment reports.

Behavioral Pediatrics      
Conducted psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and adolescents (ages 1 - 18) referred by pediatricians for a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders including anxiety disorders, adjustment reaction, ODD and ADHD, as well as common childhood problems such as enuresis, encopresis, noncompliance, and tantruming.  Provided diagnostic feedback and support recommendations to families, schools, and primary healthcare providers.  

ADDITIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

ASSESSMENT / CONSULTATION

2001 - 2002 Advanced Child Practicum, Endocrinology Clinic, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
2000 Child Neuropsychology Practicum, Shands Hospital, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL
2000 Primary Care / Rural Psychology, Hamilton and Levy County Health Departments, Jasper, FL and Bronson, FL
1999 - 2000 Health Psychology Practicum, Shands Hospital, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL
1999 Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology Practicum, Shands Hospital, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL

SUPERVISED PSYCHOTHERAPY / TREATMENT

2002 General and Advanced Practica in Child and Adult Psychotherapy , Shands Hospital, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL
2000 - 2002 Advanced Child Practicum, Endocrinology Clinic, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE

2010 – Present Mother Baby Connection
Orlando Medical Regional Center Maternal Education Center, Orlando, FL
Education and question sessions regarding sleep in infancy to a group of            approximately 20 mother and infants (ages 3 months to 1 year).
3/99 – 2006 Support Group Facilitator
Camp Boggy Creek, Eustis, FL
Facilitate parent support groups at family weekends for children with a variety of chronic health conditions, including children on ventilators, spina bifida, cardiac disease, and hemophilia.

8/02 & 11/02 Child and Parent Group Facilitator
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Facilitated support groups for school-age children with diabetes focusing on adjustment to a chronic illness.

10/98 & 10/99 Kids' Bereavement Group Co-Facilitator
Hospice of North Central Florida,  Gainesville, FL
Co-facilitated child and adolescent bereavement support groups during a daylong program addressing the process of grief and coping with the loss of a loved one.  

10/98 Camp Counselor, Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes
10/97 Camp Winona, DeLeon Springs
7/96 Worked with children 11 to 14 years old at an overnight camp for
children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes during both a week long summer session and two fall weekend sessions.  Responsible for the medical and psychological well-being of assigned cabin.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

2002 American Psychological Association Dissertation Award
2000 First Place, Psychology Research Paper Competition
1999 Research Travel Award
1998 Grinter Fellowship
1997 Phi Beta Kappa
1995                    Golden Key National Honor Society
1994 Magrudar Scholarship
1994-1997         Honors Program, University of Florida Undergraduate Program
1993-1997 Florida Academic Scholar

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

2018 Past President, Florida Psychological Association, Central Chapter
2017 President, Florida Psychological Association, Central Chapter
2016 President Elect, Florida Psychological Association, Central Chapter
2014 – 2016 Secretary, Florida Psychological Association, Central Chapter
2014-Present Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
2010-Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2008-2009 Association for Play Therapy, professional member
2000-Present Division of Clinical Child Psychology, APA Division 53, member
2000-Present Florida Psychological Association, member
1998-Present American Psychological Association, member
1998-Present Society of Pediatric Psychology, APA Division 54, member
2004-2006 The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, member

GRANTS

May 2001 National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship                                                  (F31), grant awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health to individuals for research training with evidence of potential for a productive research career based upon the quality of previous research training and academic record. "Eating Disorders in Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes"
Award included $16,500 stipend to student, $2500 for travel/study expenses,
tuition waiver, and allowance for health insurance.
Faculty Sponsor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D.

April 2001 "Eating Disorders in Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes"  Center for Pediatric Psychology & Family Studies Research Mini Grant, $500.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

8/00 – 6/02 National Research Service Award Grant (F31), Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Research, University of Florida.
• Proposed and submitted predoctoral research grant to NIMH to investigate the relationship of eating disorders and adherence in adolescents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
• Priority score:  146
• Prepared and submitted proposal for Institutional Review Board Approval
Supervisor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D.
8/98 – 6/02 Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Research, University of Florida.  
• Coordinated and tracked progress of adolescent subjects in NIH funded longitudinal study of intensive insulin therapy for adolescents with type 1 diabetes
• Collected, coded, and entered medical and psychosocial data
• Supervised undergraduate research assistants
Supervisor: Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D.

5/97 – 8/98 Postbaccalaureate Research – Project Coordinator
Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Research, University of Florida
• Tracked progress of adolescent subjects in NIMH longitudinal study of Intensive Insulin Therapy  
• Coordinated study nurses at two sites
• Assured integrity of study protocol  
• Trained and supervised research assistants
Supervisor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D.

4/97 – 8/97 Research Assistant, Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies, University of Florida in association with the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development.  
• Traveled with medical research staff to recruit subjects in the Florida Panhandle
• Administered questionnaires for an ancillary study of the Diabetes Prevention Trial – Type 1 (DPT-1) investigating the impact of environmental stressors on the development of diabetes
Supervisor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D., Desmond Schatz, M.D.

8/96 – 5/97 Senior Honors Thesis, Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Research, University of Florida.  
“A Randomized Trial of Intensive Insulin Therapy Offered to Adolescents with IDDM: Participation Rates and Characteristics of Those Who Consented Versus Those Who Refused.”
• Proposed, researched, and conducted an original project
• Input data and analyzed using SAS
• APA write-up, oral presentation /defense - received highest honors
• Prepared manuscript for publication  
Supervisor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D. and Kenneth Tercyak, Ph.D.

1/96 – 5/97 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Research, University of Florida.
• Longitudinal study funded by NIH examining compliance and control in adolescents with diabetes
• Supervised undergraduate research assistants
• Collected data and administered psychosocial questionnaires
Supervisor:  Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D.

5/95 – 12/95 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Developmental Psychology, University of Florida.  
Participated in an investigation of children’s social cognitive development, emerging theory of mind, and the implications for suggestibility.  
• Collected data with children ages 3 to 5 years using novel computer program
• Transcribed audio tapes
Supervisor:  Melissa Welch-Ross, Ph.D.


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

PUBLICATIONS
Tercyak, K.P., Johnson, S.B., Kirkpatrick, K.A., & Silverstein, J. (1998).  Offering a randomized trial of intensive therapy for IDDM to adolescents.  Diabetes Care, 21, 213 - 215.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein, J.H. (2004). Eating Disorders, Diet and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type I and Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes:  A Journal of the American Diabetes Association, 53, (Suppl. 2), A16.

Kirkpatrick, K.A., Johnson, S. B., & Silverstein, J. H.  (1999).  Predictors of success and failure of insulin therapy offered to adolescents.  Diabetes: A Journal of the American Diabetes Association, 48, (Suppl. 1), A318.


PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein J. (2004) Eating Disorders, Diet, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type I and Type 2 Diabetes. Paper presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 64th Scientific Session, Orlando, Florida.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Johnson, S.B., Valenzuela, J., Moulder, B., & Silverstein, J.  (2001).  Predicting BMI and disordered eating attitudes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.  Paper presented at the Florida Conference on Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein, J.  (2000). Adolescents’acquisition of behaviors necessary for intensive therapy:  Predictors of success or failure.  Paper presented at the University of Florida Graduate Student Forum, Gainesville, FL.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A. (2015, April). Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood. Presentation at the 2015 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Florida Chapter Conference, Orlando, FL.
Kirkpatrick, K. A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein, J.  (1999).  Predictors of success
and failure of intensive insulin therapy offered to adolescents.  Poster session and poster
discussion presentation presented at the American Diabetes Association 59th Scientific Session, San
Diego, CA.

Kirkpatrick, K. A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein, J.  (1999).  Predictors of success
and failure of intensive insulin therapy offered to adolescents.  Poster session presented at
the Florida Conference on Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, FL; 14th Annual Research
fair, University of Florida College of Health Professions, Gainesville, FL.

Tercyak, K.P., Johnson, S.B., Kirkpatrick, K. A., & Silverstein, J. (1997).  Offering a randomized trial of intensive therapy for IDDM to adolescents:  Reasons for refusal, patient characteristics, and recruiter effects.  Poster session presented at the 13th Annual Research Fair, University of Florida College of Health Professions, Gainesville, FL

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A. & Leinbach, M. (2010, January).  Pediatric sleep disorders.  Presentation to the Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group, Winter Park, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A.  (2002, November).  Eating disorders in adolescents with type 1 & type 2 diabetes.  Panel presentation at the Children's Mercy Hospital parent forum on Adolescent Issues in Diabetes, Kansas City, MO.

SEMINARS / DIDACTIC PRESENTATIONS
Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A.  (2016, June).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia in Children and Adolescents.  Continuing Education presentation sponsored by the Florida Psychological Association and Florida Hospital presented to local pediatricians, specialists, nurses and psychologists, Orlando & Winter Park, FL.  
Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A.   (2016, January). Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood.  Invited speaker for Florida Hospital Graduate Medical Education General Pediatrics Residency Program, Orlando, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A.  (2013, November). Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine: A brief introduction.  Invited speaker for University of Central Florida Department of Psychology Brown Bag, Orlando, FL.
 
Kirkpatrick Justice. K.A.  (2013, June). Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine part II: Sleep disorders and interventions. Presented at the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association Meeting, Fern Park, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A. (2013, February). Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine: An introduction to diagnosis and intervention for psychologists.  Presented at the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association Meeting, Fern Park, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Romano, D., Keck, A., Masten Hoese, V., Shanbhag, M., Cruse, N. & Samuels, K. (2012, September). Current topics in psychology: A symposium.  Presented at the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association Meeting, Fern Park, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A. & Ajayi, A. (2008, April). Tired or wired? A discussion on the relationship between sleep, hyperactivity, learning and other behavioral disorders.  Presented to local pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals, Orlando, Winter Park, Eustis, Melbourne, & Tampa, FL.  

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A. (2004, April), Medical neglect and adherence to the pediatric medical regimen. Presented at the Orange and Seminole County Child Protection Team Supervision Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Kirkpatrick Justice, K.A., Newman, D., & Johnson, S.B.  (2001, June).  Childhood obesity: The challenges of treating overweight children in a pediatric outpatient clinic.  Literature review and conceptualization presented at the weekly department of clinical and health psychology clinical case conference, Gainesville, FL

Kirkpatrick, K. A. & Johnson, S. B.  (2000, June).  Eating disorders in type 1 & type 2 diabetes:  A review of the literature. Grant proposal presented at the weekly teaching conference for the Center for Pediatric Psychology & Family Studies, Gainesville, FL.

Kirkpatrick, K. A., Johnson, S.B., & Silverstein, J.  (1999, May).  Predictors of success
and failure of intensive insulin therapy offered to adolescents.  Paper presented at
the weekly teaching conference of the Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies,
Gainesville,FL.

Tercyak, K.P., Johnson, S.B., Kirkpatrick, K.A., & Silverstein, J. (1997).  Offering a randomized trial of intensive therapy for IDDM to adolescents:  Reasons for refusal, patient characteristics, and recruiter effects.  Paper presented at the weekly teaching conference of the Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies, Gainesville, FL; Paper presented at senior thesis defense to the Department of Psychology, Gainesville, FL.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Miller, N.S. (2015, August 15). Experts: Shut off kids’ gadgets so they get shut-eye for school. Orlando Sentinel, pp. A1, A2.

Miller, N.S. (2015, July 26). Back-to-school sleep schedules disrupted by screen time. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved from http://www.orlandosentinel.com




 
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