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Jen L. Crockett, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director, Behavioral Health Program for Military Families
Director of Training
Department of Behavioral Psychology

Phone: (410) 874-1825
Email: crockettj@kennedykrieger.org

Jen Crockett is a licensed psychologist. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Crockett graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in 1999 in the experimental analysis of behavior from Auburn University. Dr. Crockett completed a pre-doctoral internship at Bancroft in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was a two-year research fellow at the University of Kansas Juniper Gardens Children’s Project. She also spent three years in private practice as a behavior analyst in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Crockett is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland and a board-certified behavior analyst. She is a member of the Military Child Education Coalition, the Association for Behavior Analysis and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.

Serving Military Families:

Dr. Crockett has coordinated the clinical services for military families since 2009. She was the Project Coordinator for a two-year service grant entitled “Behavioral Health Services for Military Families” funded by the Department of Justice. She has incorporated military topics and issues within the Behavioral Psychology training program so that our postdoctoral fellows receive the knowledge and skills necessary to provide culturally competent services to military families while they are here and once they leave Kennedy. Dr. Crockett has participated in numerous trainings on serving military families, and was an invited member of the Military Child Education Coalition’s Maryland Public Engagement strategic planning session for providing for the needs of Maryland’s military-connected children. Dr. Crockett is also the spouse of a retired Army officer who spent 23 years on Active Duty, and understands first-hand the challenges of raising children in the constantly changing environment of the military.


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Jaime L. Benson, Ph.D., NCSP

Behavior Management Clinic (BMC)
BMC Director of Clinical Services, Odenton
Department of Behavioral Psychology

Jaime Benson is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist at the Behavior Management Clinic within the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Benson graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Education Studies. She received her doctoral degree in 2011 from Lehigh University in School Psychology with a subspecialization in Pediatric School Psychology. Dr. Benson completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute, which is part of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Benson completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Benson is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Division 54 and Division 16) and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Serving Military Families:

Dr. Benson has provided direct clinical services to military-connected children and families since 2011. As part of her post-doctoral fellowship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dr. Benson participated in several departmental trainings that focused on the military community. She has attended Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) National Training Seminar, as well as other MCEC trainings, in order to ensure the delivery of culturally competent care and to address the unique needs of military families.


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Susan Parks, Ph.D.

Director
Behavior Management Clinic (BMC)
Department of Behavioral Psychology

Susan Perkins-Parks is a licensed psychologist and director of the Behavior Management Clinic. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Parks graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her masters of arts in school psychology from Trinity University and her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in school psychology. Dr. Parks completed pre-doctoral internships in clinical and cognitive neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and also within the Howard County Public School District. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and in behavioral pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Parks is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis.

Serving Military Families:

Dr. Parks has provided clinical services for military families since 2009. She participated in Department of Justice grant funded activities targeting military families. She has provided training and consultation to teachers at Child Development Centers at Fort Meade and has been a presenter along with KKI colleagues at the Military Child Coalition annual conference. She provides behavioral health services to military families and supervises postdoctoral fellows providing outpatient therapy to military families.