Dr. Jessica Cerniak’s training as a clinical psychologist has led her to study and work in various parts of the country. She first earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Cerniak then relocated to California and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, at Pepperdine University. As part of that program, her clinical training experiences focused on Narrative therapy and work with culturally diverse children, adolescents, and families in school settings. Dr. Cerniak then transferred to the University of Denver where she completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with concentrations in psychological assessment and child and adolescent treatment. While there, she trained in diverse settings including college counseling and employee assistance programs; hospital-based inpatient, day treatment and eating disorder programs; community mental health centers and private practices. She then returned to Chicago to complete her predoctoral internship training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.To date, her professional experience includes working as a clinical training director and teaching at the master’s and doctoral levels. Dr. Cerniak has co-presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and is an active member of the CPA/SVPA Grassroots Stakeholder Team. Dr. Cerniak also is an Early Career Scholarship winner and Registrant with National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a licensed clinical psychologist.