Katherine “Leigh” Josie, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Katherine “Leigh” Josie is a clinical psychologist with an extensive background in pediatric psychology, neuropsychological testing, and child/adolescent clinical psychology. Dr. Josie has conducted numerous psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational evaluations over the past 16 years. She has provided school consultation and liaison services, individual/family psychotherapy, case management, and neuropsychological assessment with children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with a variety of neurocognitive disorders (ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders), medical conditions (pediatric cancer, sickle cell, asthma, hemophilia, HIV/AIDS), and a variety of social-emotional, behavioral, developmental, and mental health conditions. Dr. Josie obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and completed her predoctoral internship and her postdoctoral fellowship through the Yale Child Study Center – Yale School of Medicine, with a specialization in pediatric psychology. Following her clinical fellowship, Dr. Josie completed a two-year research fellowship in Child Health and Behavior Research at Case Western University School of Medicine, funded by a National Research Service Award. Following her research fellowship, Dr. Josie was employed as a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio for 5 years. Dr. Josie also participated in a two-year post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology through Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC. This specialized training included coursework in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, didactics in foundations of clinical neuropsychology, and supervision by a clinical neuropsychologist.  Her extensive training and experience have been a great asset to CReATE where she provides comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations, as well as training to graduate students and other psychologists.