Katie Fleischman, PhD LP

Katie Fleischman, Ph.D., L.P.

Staff Psychologist

Instructor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 781-216-2586
  • Fax: 617-919-4339

My approach to case conceptualization, evaluation, and treatment planning is primarily based on cognitive-behavioral and behavioral theory, as well as, strength based approaches.

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Headaches

Departments

  • Psychiatry

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Headache Program
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Katie Fleischman, PhD LP

As an adolescent, I always had an appreciation for different cultures and therefore, immersing myself in travel. 

I chose graduate training that would expand my multicultural competencies and prepare me to work in an urban context with diverse populations. I gained a key understanding of how contextual factors influence a person’s experience and illness expression. I sought experiences working with clients with a vast array of medical and mental health issues. My approach to case conceptualization, evaluation, and treatment planning is primarily based on cognitive-behavioral and behavioral theory, as well as, strength based approaches. These theories have allowed me to integrate a cultural and developmental framework developed through my worldview, training, and working with children and their families from various backgrounds. Furthermore, I believe that an active systems intervention is needed when the problem resides not only within the individual, but also from a problem of societal forces. When choosing interventions, I examine the relevant literature to identify empirically supported treatments that can be appropriately modified both culturally and developmentally.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree, Psychology

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh,

Oshkosh, WI

Graduate School

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2007

Milwaukee, WI

Doctorate, PhD - Education Psychology, Counseling Psychology

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2012

Milwaukee, WI

Internship

CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County/UCI Medical School, 2011-2012

Orange County, CA

Fellowship

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA)/USC Medical School, 2012 - 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Certifications

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy

  • Medication Administration Program

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional History

While working with clients, I found consistency, warmth, structure and a focus on positive coping skills essential in their care. More importantly, all these experiences reinforced my belief in the practice of a strength based treatment approach. My clinical interests evolved from treating children with co-morbid medical and mental health conditions and their families. I found adjustment to illness/injury to be an important factor in finding treatments that balance psychosocial and medical well-being. Furthermore, I gained an appreciation for the multidisciplinary team approach, learning the importance of utilizing all members’ knowledge and skills through collaboration and communication for the comprehensive management of children with medical problems. These experiences further shaped me as a pediatric psychologist working in a hospital setting.

Publications

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  1. Brouwer AM, Salamon KS, Olson KA, Fox MM, Yelich-Koth SL, Fleischman KM, Hains AA, Davies WH, Kichler JC. Adolescents and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a qualitative analysis of the experience of social support. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec; 51(12):1130-9.
  2. Gorodzinsky AY, Tran ST, Medrano GR, Fleischman KM, Anderson-Khan KJ, Ladwig RJ, Weisman SJ. Parents' initial perceptions of multidisciplinary care for pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Treat. 2012; 2012:791061.
  3. Salamon KS, Brouwer AM, Fox MM, Olson KA, Yelich-Koth SL, Fleischman KM, Hains AA, Davies WH, Kichler JC. Experiencing type 2 diabetes mellitus: qualitative analysis of adolescents' concept of illness, adjustment, and motivation to engage in self-care behaviors. Diabetes Educ. 2012 Jul-Aug; 38(4):543-51.
  4. Fleischman KM, Hains AA, Davies WH. Practitioner perceptions of peer relationships in adolescents with chronic pain. J Child Health Care. 2011 Mar; 15(1):50-8.
  5. Salamon KS, Hains AA, Fleischman KM, Davies WH, Kichler J. Improving adherence in social situations for adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM): a pilot study. Prim Care Diabetes. 2010 Apr; 4(1):47-55.
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