Rene Jamison, PhD

Dr. Jamison is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Child Health andjamison_cchd Development (CCHD) at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas with training in clinical psychology and school psychology. Dr. Jamison has over 10 years of experience working with children and families, including experience working in public schools. Clinical and research activities over the past eight years focus on working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has extensive experience providing services to families with young children, including expertise in parent training, positive behavior supports, infant mental health, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Jamison has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on her research and clinical activities related to preventing and managing challenging behaviors in young children. She is also the mother of two young children and has a vested interest in child and family health and development.

Dr. Jamison is also the director of Girls Night Out (GNO), a social skills and self-care program for girls with autism and other developmental disabilities. She started the program in 2008 and since designed a curriculum to address the unique needs of this population. She has established relationships with schools, community partners, and families. Dr. Jamison is invested in improving the social and emotional health for children and families, including community and state-wide plans to reach rural or underserved areas.

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