Columbia University, Master of Science in Clinical Social Work within Health, Mental Health & Disabilities, (magna cum laude) Lehigh University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English (summa cum laude; Roy Eckardt College Scholar) Additional certifications: SIFI - Columbia University Lecturer in Social Work (September 2012 to May 2013); Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (May 2013); Actively working toward becoming Registered Play Therapist (RPT); Jillian also has a budding interest in integrating nutrition, mindfulness, and holistic interventions within mental health treatment and has taken several courses in cultivating that interest!
New York Association for Play Therapy, Vice President and Communications Coordinator Association for Play Therapy, Leadership Academy Graduate Girl Scouts of America, Gold Award Recipient
Publications and Presentations: Crenshaw, D. A & Kelly, J. E. (2015). “Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Nurturing Resilience in Children Facing Loss and Grief.” In D. A. Crenshaw, R. Brooks, & S. Goldstein, Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience. Guilford Press. Manuscript submitted. Crenshaw, D. A & Kelly, J. E. (2014). “Cultivating Resilience in Children & Adolescents through Play Therapy and the Creative Arts.” Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, NY. Abstract submitted. Kelly, J. “Honoring, Grieving, Healing.” Association for Play Therapy Newsletter (NY Branch). August 2013: 1-2. Kelly, J. & Halperin, T (2013). Tools for Trauma Intervention in the Classroom. Poster presented at: The Institute for Family Health 2nd Annual Research and Innovation Symposium. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Kelly, J. “Using Play Therapy after a Traumatic Event.” Institute for Family Health Newsletter. February 2012: 3-4. Kelly, J. “Inexpensive Play Therapy Techniques.” Association for Play Therapy Newsletter (NY Branch). February 2012: 3-4. Kelly, J. “The Doll House.” Association for Play Therapy Newsletter (NY Branch). November 2011: 3-4. Kelly, J. “The Gift of Play.” Association for Play Therapy Newsletter (NY Branch). May 2011: 1-2.