Rebecca Stetson WernerPh.D., Maine Licensed Psychologist Specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Rebecca Stetson Werner earned her B.A. in Psychology and English from Amherst College and her doctoral degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. She completed her pre- and postdoctoral clinical training at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven with specialized training in the psychological assessment and clinical treatment of young and school aged children, adolescents, and families. She then completed an NIMH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship at the Child Study Center investigating the social development and understanding of young children. She also worked with the Center's Young Child Team, providing developmental evaluations and clinical intervention for families with infants through their early school years. Dr. Stetson Werner's training and experience also focused upon the assessment of academic and learning-based capacities and behaviors from the early school through post-secondary education years. She is trained in family systems and psychodynamically-informed play therapy as well as parenting support and intervention.
At NCMA, she works with individuals across the lifespan with an emphasis on the assessment of young children, school-aged children and adolescents, and emerging adults providing psychological, developmental, and psycho-educational evaluations. Her training continues to inform a developmental and systems-based perspective and focus upon processes that support typical pathways of growth and resilience and where areas of vulnerability can emerge. Her evaluations are oriented toward increasing understanding of each individual's strengths and weaknesses across a broad range of areas of functioning, including social relationships and capacities, emotional and behavioral regulation, education and learning-based skills, attention and executive functioning, and adaptive and emotional functioning, including neurodevelopmental and significant psychiatric concerns. She works collaboratively with parents and guardians, teachers, and other providers as a part of the evaluation process. Dr. Stetson Werner lives in Portland with her family and enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, and exploring Maine with them.