Dr. Kim Arrington is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in African-American studies.  She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York.  It was here that she began her research on African-American women and stress.  She went on to complete a Doctorate in School-Clinical Psychology at Pace University in New York City.  She extended her research on stress to include African-American adolescents, and her dissertation was in fact on this subject.  She later completed a program of study in child psychoanalysis.

Throughout graduate school Dr. Arrington worked with substance abusers, first working as part of a research project at Mount Sinai Hospital.  There, she was part of a team doing clinical work and research on a cognitive-behavioral treatment for cocaine abusers.  She was published in the Journal of Substance Abuse with this team.  Dr. Arrington then worked for several years in a another clinical setting with substance abusers up until her internship for her doctoral program.  It was at that time that her interests shifted to children and family work.  However, Dr. Arrington found that having such a strong foundation in work with substance abusers was helpful in her work with many families.  To this day she will often take on difficult substance abuse cases that other clinicians feel ill-equipped to handle.

After graduation from her doctoral program, Dr. Arrington worked as a School Psychologist at the Churchill School, a private school in New York city with a focus on children with learning disabilities.  She worked there for five years. 

Dr. Arrington is presently in independent practice in New York city and Northern New Jersey.  She is also the Clinical director of the Harlem Family Institute, a psychotherapy training institute that involves its candidates in direct service with children in schools throughout the Harlem community.

5 Responses to “Who Is Make it Plain?”

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  2. […] Dr. Kim Arrington is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in African-American studies.  She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York.  It was here that she began her research on African-American women and stress.  She went on to complete a Doctorate in School-Clinical Psychology at Pace University in New York City.  She extended her research on stress to include African-American adolescents, and her dissertation was in fact on this subject.  She later completed a program of study in child psychoanalysis.  There’s more so please, continue reading because it’s freakin’ impressive! Makeitplainonline.wordpress.com […]

  3. […] Dr. Kim Arrington is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in African-American studies.  She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York.  It was here that she began her research on African-American women and stress.  She went on to complete a Doctorate in School-Clinical Psychology at Pace University in New York City.  She extended her research on stress to include African-American adolescents, and her dissertation was in fact on this subject.  She later completed a program of study in child psychoanalysis.  There’s more so please, continue reading because it’s freakin’ impressive! Makeitplainonline.wordpress.com […]

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