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Jessica Mattingly (pronouns: she/her) is a Licensed Psychologist in Hershey, PA. She is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at PennState College of Medicine where she provides outpatient services to youth (ages 2-18) and their families. Dr. Mattingly received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) with a Concentration in Child & Adolescent Psychology from Adler University. She completed her Masters of Science and Educational Specialist (M.S./Ed.S.) degrees in Counseling and Human Systems with specialties in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling at Florida State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Horn Performance and Instrumental Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Mattingly received her post-doctoral training at Seven Counties Services, Inc. in the Transitions Program, an outpatient clinic specialized in treating children and families involved with Child Protective Services.
Dr. Mattingly has devoted her professional career to developing expertise in providing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She completed her PCIT Therapist and Level I (In-House) Trainer requirements under the consultation of PCIT International Master Trainer, Elizabeth Brestan-Knight, Ph.D. who described Dr. Mattingly as "one of the best supervisors I have observed to date!"* Dr. Mattingly is an award-winning PCIT Therapist, having been the 2015 recipient of the PCIT International Advocacy and Community Service Award. In addition to her extensive experience within community mental health centers, she is skilled in PCIT training and PCIT program development, has worked in private practice, and has consulted with schools to implement an adaptation of PCIT for elementary schools (Teacher-Child Interaction Training-Kentucky or TCIT-KY). At present, Dr. Mattingly is advancing her PCIT training to fulfill requirements to apply for Level II (Regional) Trainer status and serves on the PCIT International Task Force for Communications.
In addition to PCIT, Dr. Mattingly is trained in a number of trauma-focused treatments and is the founder and Chair of the Trauma-Informed Care Steering Committee at PennState Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Mattingly enjoys listening to music, gardening, spending time with her two cats, coloring, doing jigsaw puzzles, studying German, playing board games, and exploring central Pennsylvania.
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