My major areas of focus are Behavioral Management, Developmental Disabilities, Individual Psychotherapy, and Child Study Team Testing and Placement. I have served as an adjunct professor teaching college level psychology courses and presented multiple times at The American Psychological Association's National Conference as well as the Maryland Psychological Conference.
My original doctoral dissertation research was on the prevention of eating disorders in young girls.
In 2006 I decided to take a career hiatus to raise my four girls; three of whom were not yet school aged and one of whom has significant special needs. My eldest daughter has been diagnosed with severe cognitive impairments, an uncontrolled seizure disorder, and Autism. She requires round-the-clock supervision and needs 1:1 assistance with all self-care. My psychologist husband, four girls and I reside in New Jersey.
You can read some of my personal backstory HERE.
During my time at home, I have been working as a writing consultant for Bennett School Placement WorldWide providing writing and editorial services for college application essays. I freelance for the Parenting Channel at SheKnows, one of the nation's most popular websites for women, writing about family, lifestyle and parenting. I also freelance for Suburban Life Magazine and The Art of Living Well on topics of Health and Fitness. I was a regular, paid contributor writing about holistic health and wellness on the web resource WholesomeOne.
I am excited to be on staff as the Poetry Editor at Pentimento Magazine, a new literary magazine designed for the community of individuals with disabilities. My own personal essays have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mamalode Magazine, Stealing Time Literary Magazine, Pentimento, Something Special Magazine, The Gloucester County Times, South Jersey Times and Mom It Forward.
I am currently working on my first non-fiction book.
Please feel free contact me at aliciajclarke(at)yahoo(dot)com with questions, comments or for further info.