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Amanda Berns, Ph.D.
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Dr. Amanda Berns obtained her Bachelors of Science (BS) degree, Education Specialist
(EdS) degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Iowa. She has
obtained clinical training within school settings from birth to three through post-secondary
education; along with pediatric psychology outpatient settings at the University of Iowa's
Autism Clinic, providing diagnostic and behavioral assessment and consultation services;
as well as The Ohio State's Nisonger Center across several diagnostic clinics for youth
ages 3 and older. Dr. Berns also obtained practica experience completing diagnostic
evaluations for preschool and elementary school aged children suspected with autism
spectrum disorder (ASD) at St. David's Autism Treatment Program in the Minneapolis area,
as well as comprehensive evaluation and consultation for youth who were homeless in
Iowa City. Additionally, she gained valuable experience and training as a fellow in the
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) program at
the University of Iowa. Dr. Berns completed her internship at Devereux's Community
Behavioral Health organization in the greater Philadelphia area, completing
neuropsychological evaluations and other assessments for individuals of all ages, along
with therapy and consultation for youth and adults who experience a variety of difficulties
across home, school, and community settings.
In addition to these training experiences, Dr. Berns has obtained work experiences
relevant to her practice. She has coordinated many research projects in several research
laboratories in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University
of Iowa, where she gained significant training and experience in diagnostic assessment
measures for ASD. Dr. Berns has several years of experience providing therapeutic
mentorship and instruction to talented and gifted students, some of whom were twice
exceptional with disabilities, in a R1 university setting (offering the highest level of
research) at the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent
Development. Over the past two years, Dr. Berns has been licensed as a School
Psychologist in Minnesota and Washington states, practicing as a school psychologist
while completing her dissertation and presenting her research on friendship and
loneliness in talented and gifted adolescents with ASD. Throughout her experiences, Dr.
Berns has specialized in identification and treatment for individuals with ASD across all
ages, particularly those who are higher functioning and/or talented and gifted.
At The Counseling Center, Dr. Berns offers neuropsychological evaluations to provide
diagnostic clarity and inform interventions for individuals of all ages.