The Writers

photorssElliott L. Conklin, Psy.D. (@ElliottConklin), has been with The Kingsbury Center since 2013. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides psychotherapy, psychological testing, and consultation to children, adults, and families. He provides treatment for depression, anxiety, relational and family problems, anger, aggression, childhood behavioral issues, and ADHD. He is also adept in helping people work through problems they don’t fully understand, such as feelings of emptiness or instability. Dr. Conklin is the chief writer and producer of the Kingsbury Transforms blog. His writing explores psychological research, books, parenting, education, therapy, and the general practice of good living.

In his psychotherapy practice, Dr. Conklin carefully examines how individuals process and manage their emotions, thought patterns, and relationships. He employs an integrative therapeutic approach, which tailors evidence-based methods to meet individual needs and capabilities. He is well versed in relational psychodynamic, attachment, cognitive-behavioral, and family-based interventions. In his therapeutic work, he strives to create an individualized therapeutic space for people to explore their difficulties and change in ways that make sense to them. Dr. Conklin is also skilled in a variety of psychological assessment methods, which include measures of personality, intelligence, academic achievement, and neurocognitive functioning.

Dr. Conklin earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, where his research examined the relationship between attachment and posttraumatic stress. In addition to his studies in psychology, Dr. Conklin is a classically trained pianist with a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University.

 

 

ellenEllen Iscoe, Ph.D., has been a member of the Diagnostic and Psychological Services Division (DAPS) since 1997, and Director of DAPS since 2008. She brings a spirit of optimism and creativity to the leadership of a dozen outstanding doctoral-level psychologists who serve the Kingsbury Center and the Kingsbury Day School by providing therapy, consultation and assessment.

At Kingsbury, Dr. Iscoe has been at the forefront of innovation, developing a pre-reading screening battery (TIPS), and The Iscoe Grid, a visual-spatial display of student data which helps teachers differentiate instruction to optimize mood and learning amongst Kingsbury Day School students. In her ongoing work as a therapist with children and adults, she uses an eclectic approach including metaphor, play, cognitive and mindfulness approaches to help each individual understand current issues and make beneficial changes. When conducting assessments and providing feedback, Dr. Iscoe is always aware of an individual’s strengths as well as weaknesses, and communicates a clear picture of how to optimize function in various arenas while supporting areas of vulnerability.

Dr. Iscoe earned her B.A. in Psychology from Brown University. After working as a wilderness counselor, she earned a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins (Bloomberg) School of Hygiene and Public Health in Mental Health Administration before returning to school for a Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology. At her internship at the University of Maryland Hospital, Department of Child Psychiatry, she studied neuropsychological assessment and closed head injury in addition to providing child, adolescent and family therapy in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Ann Rowe bio picDr. Ann Rowe has been a staff psychologist at the Kingsbury Center since 1994.  Her work includes neuropsychological testing, individual and group psychotherapy, and speaking to groups about learning issues.  She also consults frequently with faculty, other service providers, and parents.  Dr. Rowe specializes in the assessment of gifted students with learning challenges.
 
Prior to joining Kingsbury, Dr. Rowe was a staff psychologist at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development where she provided developmental evaluations for children and infants with multiple disabilities.
 
She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of America and completed her pre-doctoral internship with the D.C. Commission on Mental Health Services where she worked with children and families.  She also earned a master’s degree in philosophy of science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree in educational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.  Dr. Rowe is originally from Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her undergraduate education at Emory University.
 
A Rowe BookDr. Rowe has presented workshops for the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association for Gifted Children, the Learning Disability Association of America, and the Council for Exceptional Children, as well as for state and local conferences.  Dr. Rowe is a co-author of the book, Creating Effective Programs for Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities (Prufrock Press, 2013).