Allison Garefino, PhD
Dr. Garefino is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Research Scholar in the Dean's office of Wellstar College of Health and Human Services as well as a Part-Time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University. Garefino is a recipient of the Part-Time Distinguished Teaching Award three years in a row. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Part-Time Distinguished Teaching Award for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her mentor Dr. William Pelham, Jr. developed a state of the art Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD. Dr. Garefino served as the Clinical Director of the STP at the Center for Children and Families in Buffalo. She has also led many parenting strategies workshops, and helped develop and implement school-wide behavioral interventions. She is the Clinical Director of the Children and Family Programs (CFP) at the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services.
Her clinical and research interests include increasing the dissemination and effectiveness of behavioral interventions for the treatment of the disruptive behavior disorders across multiple settings. Other areas include promoting the health and wellbeing of student parents. Therefore, the CFP offers services for: students who parent; children and families at risk for academic, social and behavioral problems; Impairments often associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder; Prevention efforts; Individual parent training; Group based parent training; Social Skills training; Preventative evidenced based disciplinary strategies and proactive academic supports.
Sign up for Free Student Parent Workshops and Resources: Children and Family Programs at Wellstar College of Health and Human Services in partnership with Cobb Collaborative are proud to announce our Spring 2022 Student Parent Workshops. Please share this invitation with your students who are also parenting while attending KSU. Our workshops are free to students. We also offer other resources at KSU that support student parents and free drop-in student parent sessions each semester. To register or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org