Dr. Amelia Rowley is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Associate Director of the Neuropsychology Program at the Boston Child Study Center. As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Rowley conducts assessments of children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting problems, including executive functioning deficits, social and emotional challenges, learning difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As a clinical psychologist at BCSC, she provides a variety of evidence-based treatments including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to children with behavior difficulties and their families, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders, and family-based behavioral interventions for selective mutism (SM) and anxiety. Dr. Rowley is also trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and leads an adolescent DBT skills group at BCSC.
Dr. Rowley graduated with departmental honors from the University of Miami where she received a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she trained at the University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the University of Miami Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program. Here, she received extensive training in providing evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment to children and adolescents with anxiety and depression. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the May Institute in Randolph, MA where she provided evidence-based assessment and treatment to children and adolescents with ASD and a variety of social and emotional difficulties. Dr. Rowley completed a postdoctoral neuropsychology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, where she conducted neuropsychological assessments of individuals with ASD and other social and emotional challenges across the lifespan. Throughout her training, Dr. Rowley has focused her research and clinical work on adapting evidence-based assessment and intervention to children with social and emotional challenges and their families. She has also authored many papers and presentations on anxiety disorders, PCIT, and ASD.
One of Dr. Rowley’s primary clinical interests is conducting neuropsychological assessment with children, adolescents, and young adults with co-occurring social and emotional difficulties and executive functioning challenges. Through this, she works to understand and explain how an individual’s neurocognitive profile contributes to their symptoms of emotion dysregulation and learning challenges.