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Celenia DeLapp, MA

Psychology Extern

Celenia DeLapp (She/her/hers), M.A., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently a fifth-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master’s Degree from the Catholic University of America.

Celenia has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has also been trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and has received a certification in Clinical Suicidology from the National Register. Celenia has training and experience working with children and adolescents in various clinical settings. Prior to working at CBC, Celenia was a psychology extern at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry Department where she treated youth with a range of anxiety and behavioral disorders. During the year prior, she was a psychology extern at JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage school in Westchester County where she provided CBT to adolescents as well as assessment and CBT to youth living in a residential treatment facility. She has also worked in a community mental health center in Northern Virginia where she provided CBT to children and adolescents who were court mandated to care and the juvenile justice system was involved. Celenia has experience working with youth diagnosed with developmental disabilities and she is also trained in crisis intervention and prevention.

Celenia’s current research interests involve the psychological resiliency and strength of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their families. Her previous research has also focused on other aspects of the Latinx immigrant experience. She is also interested in how BIPOC clients cope with racial stress and trauma. In addition, she was involved in the creation of an assessment of racial trauma. Celenia is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Oppression and Resilience Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She has presented her research at numerous national conventions.