Dr. Jessica L. Schleider (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Stony Brook University (SUNY). She also serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was an Academic Consultant to the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
Dr. Schleider completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University in 2018, along with a Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College in 2012. In support of her research on brief, scalable interventions for depression and anxiety in young people, she has secured >$6 million in federal (NIH, NSF, HRSA), foundation, and industry grant funding as PI or Co-I. Dr. Schleider been recognized via numerous awards, including the NIH Director's Early Independence Award; the ABCT President's New Researcher Award; the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology's Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Research Award; and the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology's Abidin Early Career Award. Her work has also been featured in multiple media outlets, including the Atlantic, Vox, and U.S. News & World Report, and in 2020 she was chosen as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Healthcare.
Dr. Schleider has published >80 scientific articles and book chapters. She has created or co-created six open-access, single-session mental health programs, which have reached >30,000 teens and adults to date. Based on these programs, Dr. Schleider and her colleagues wrote a self-help workbook, The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens. She is also co-editeor of the Oxford Guide to Brief and Low-Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People and wrote a nonfiction book, LITTLE TREATMENTS, BIG EFFECTS (forthcoming, 2023) on how single-session interventions and meaningful moments can transform mental health.
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Books: Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens | Oxford Guide to Brief and Low Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People