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Christine Cukar-Capizzi, PsyD, BCBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

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Christine Cukar-Capizzi, PsyD, BCBA

Biography

Christine Cukar-Capizzi, Psy.D, BCBA, is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Cukar-Capizzi received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford with a concentration on children and adolescents. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the May Institute’s Center for Evaluation and Treatment in Massachusetts, with a focus on assessment for individuals with (ASD). Dr. Cukar-Capizzi completed her post-doctoral internship at the Yale Child Study Center, where she continued her specialized training in the assessment of ASD. Dr. Cukar-Capizzi is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who has a long history of providing consultation and behavioral supports for individuals with ASD and their families in a variety of settings. Her research interests have included evaluating the quality of behavior intervention plans written for children with ASD.

Presently, Dr. Cukar-Capizzi conducts diagnostic evaluations in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, provides therapy for children and adolescents in the Outpatient Clinic, and provides clinical characterization for a number of federally-funded studies of ASD.

Education & Training

  • PsyD
    University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology (2018)
  • MA
    University of Hartford, Clinical Psychology (2015)
  • MS
    Southern Connecticut State University, Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration (2008)

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