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About Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She plans to obtain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2025, with specialization in child and adolescent psychopathology. She received her Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from PCOM in 2018, and a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Temple University. During her graduate studies, Samantha worked as an Intern Therapist at Devereux Community Services in Phoenixville, PA offering individual and family therapy to a diverse range of children and adolescents. She received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy while at Devereux. She also worked as a Research Assistant at Temple University's Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic and has continued to maintain interests in child and adolescent psychopathology. Samantha enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, cycling, and playing sports in her spare time. Samantha also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and dog, Bear.

Assessing ADHD in Diverse Cultures

Clinician Guidelines to Culturally Competent Care

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly prevalent and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD typically occurs in early development, prior to a child’s school enrollment and is characterized by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects an individual’s functioning and/or development. Individuals with ADHD can present with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a […]

Cycling Improving Mental and Physical Wellness One Ride at a Time

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Domestic Violence and COVID 19: A Pandemic within a Pandemic

The pandemic within the pandemic

As COVID-19 cases increased around the United States toward the end of March 2020, governmental regulations issued stay-at-home orders, school closures, and caused many individuals to be laid off, furloughed, or to work from their homes. Although stay-at-home orders were intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities […]