Kimberly Gilbert is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. She is also the director of the Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, a specialty clinic of the Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic at Hofstra University. Currently, she supervises doctoral students in the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis as well as in objective diagnostic assessments, such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) for diagnosis along the Autism Spectrum.
Dr. Gilbert is a New York state-licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. She has held positions such as assistant professor in the Child Development Center at Vanderbilt University and school psychologist in New York elementary and high school settings. Currently, Dr. Gilbert serves as a behavioral consultant with the Greenwich Autism Program in Connecticut, where she conducts functional behavioral assessments, develops functional behavioral plans, and provides supervision for various home programs. Utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, Dr. Gilbert also maintains a private practice in Manhattan at which she treats patients with various clinical needs, such as anxiety disorders, depression and stress management.
Dr. Gilbert's current research interests include exploration of the phenotypic expression of children along the Autism Spectrum to further delineate early onset predictive behaviors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has explored the efficacy of behavior and language interventions for children with special needs through support from the National Institute of Mental Health at Vanderbilt University. Additionally, her research interests include prelinguistic interventions, social skills training, behavior and language interventions, parent training, stress management, and academic integrity. Dr. Gilbert has presented her work at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, and her research has been published in the Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.
At Hofstra, Dr. Gilbert teaches doctoral courses such as Psychopathology of the Emotionally Disturbed Child, Advanced Development, Exceptional Child, and Cognition and Perception, as well as undergraduate courses such as Child Development, Developmental Research Seminar, and Clinical Research Seminar. She currently supervises doctoral dissertation students in the Psy.D. Program, and serves on numerous dissertation committees in both the Psy.D. and Ph.D. programs.
Hofstra Horizons Articles
- Fall 2006: Reflections on the Autism Spectrum