Psychologist joins Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health staff
The Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health at Cook Children's is pleased to welcome Cortney Wolfe-Christensen, Ph.D., to the division of Psychology. Dr. Wolfe-Christensen earned her Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. She completed a Pediatric Psychology internship and Neuroimaging/Neuropsychology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Wolfe-Christensen's clinical work focuses on helping parents and children adjust to new diagnoses in an effort to manage uncertainty while promoting resiliency. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wolfe-Christensen received research funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for development of an internet-delivered intervention for parents of children with chronic medical conditions. She has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed medical and/or psychological journals and has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. In her free time, Dr. Wolfe-Christensen loves to spend time with her family and is a huge fan of Detroit and Michigan sports!
Dr. Wolfe-Christensen's clinical practice will initially focus on cognitive/behavioral evaluations of children with chronic neurological conditions – most notably developmental epileptic encephalopathies, as part of the Genetic Epilepsy program at Cook Children's. She also will provide research support for multiple clinical trials involving new treatments for rare genetic epilepsies at Cook Children's.