“My goal as Director of Mindwell Psychology Bethesda” says Dr. Resnik, “Is that everyone we serve receives the excellent care that I want for my own family.” Dr. Resnik strives to make the Bethesda office both a center of clinical excellence, as well as a place where every client is valued as an individual with unique gifts. “Every person we see should leave feeling more hopeful, less stressed, and better prepared to handle life’s challenges,” she states.
EDUCATION: Doctor of Psychology, The George Washington University (2005); Master of Education, Special Education, The University of Maryland at College Park (1997); Bachelor of Science, Special Education, Cum Laude and with Honors, The University of Maryland at College Park (1996)
INTERNSHIP AND POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Post Doctoral Training in Psychological Assessment at Mindwell Psychology Northern Virginia
CREDENTIALS: Licensed Psychologist, Maryland, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia (inactive), Certified Special Educator, Maryland, Birth through Adulthood (inactive)
MEMBERSHIP: Voting Member of the Board of Directors, Maryland Psychological Association (from 2011), Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee (2011-14), Chair of the Communications Committee (current), Future of Psychology Taskforce, Women Business Owners of Montgomery County
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- ADHD and Executive Functioning Difficulties
- Specific Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia
- Gifted and Talented (also ‘GTLD’ and ‘Twice Exceptional’ individuals)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developmental Delays and Developmental Disorders
- Testing to inform IEPs, 504 plans, and standardized test accommodations
SERVICES: Psychological and neuropsychological testing, educational consulting, adult psychotherapy
BACKGROUND: Clinical Psychology is a second career for Dr. Rebecca Resnik, who began working with children and adolescents as a Special Educator. Her experience working within schools gave her a unique understanding of special education law and policy, as well as hands-on experience implementing best practices for students. Dr. Resnik left teaching to begin doctoral training at the George Washington University, graduating as a Doctor of Psychology in 2005. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, receiving training in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology. Her internship training included: neuropsychology, in-patient pediatric psychology, behavioral psychotherapy, infant and toddler assessment, and pediatric feeding disorders. During her pre-doctoral training, she participated in research of early interventions for pre-school aged children with emotional and behavior disorders, as well as best practices for special education service delivery. Dr. Resnik currently consults with researchers in computational linguistics who are studying how language technology can be used to diagnose mental health disorders.
MEDIA/PUBLIC OUTREACH: Dr. Resnik enjoys sharing her love of psychology. She serves as a Medical Expert for Medhelp for the ADHD and Learning Disability Forums. She has appeared on Fox News, Lets Talk Live, and Voice of America. Dr. Resnik has written for Washington Parent Magazine and contributes to articles about psychology and child development. She loves giving parent education talks, professional training, and conducting teacher training for private schools. For a list of Dr. Resnik’s presentations, or to request her for your school/group, please visit speaking engagements. View Dr. Resnik’s Presentation The Science of Motivation: Helping our Children learn to Motivate Themselves, presented at the McLean School of Maryland’s Cecily’s Advocacy Day, 2014
PERSONAL LIFE: Dr. Resnik is married to a college professor and resides in Bethesda. She and her husband love raising their two rambunctious young boys. Her stepson is currently studying Political Science at Brown University.