Karyn Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland.
She has published articles about therapeutic interventions with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), workbooks for individuals with IDD and two books. Her first book, Positive Identity Development was published in 2009 and Trauma –Informed Behavioral Interventions, published in 2011.
She is currently a consulting with the developmental disabilities departments of Connecticut and Maryland. In addition, she is the director of program development and training for the Park Ave Group practice. She regularly conducts a variety of trainings for both state level and individual agencies on trauma-informed care and positive identity development throughout the country.
In 2016 she received the Earl Loschen Award from NADD for Excellence in Clinical Practice.