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Ryan Mijumbi, M.A.

Ryan Mijumbi, M.A., is a predoctoral extern at the Child and Family Institute (CFI). He is a third-year student at Adelphi University’s Derner School of Psychology pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Child & Family Concentration). He graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Religion from High Point University. He has certifications in Youth Mental Health First Aid USA from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (obtained Oct. 2023) and Interfaith Leadership from Interfaith America (obtained Aug. 2023). He is a member of a few American Psychological Association Divisions (36, 44, & 53). He also attends workshops hosted by the Gender Health Training Institute and NYU Langone’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

He previously externed at the Derner Child & Family Center where he delivered psychotherapy to school-age children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Ryan has experience with Mentalization-based therapy and Play therapy to address mental health issues such as emotional and behavioral dysregulation. He also co-led a middle school group on developing social, coping, and conflict-resolution skills. Through the Center for Psychological Services at Adelphi University, he conducted comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents with cognitive and executive functioning problems.

In addition to his clinically supervised experience with children and adolescents, Ryan’s research focuses on the intersectional identities of sexuality/gender and religion/spirituality. By integrating various therapeutic approaches (e.g., CBT and psychodynamics) and multicultural perspectives, he aims to become a Child Psychologist that can provide youth with tools, compassion, and insight towards their well-being and goals. Ryan looks forward to collaborating with the CFI team, youth, and families.

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