Dr. Dwight Hood is a currently employed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Hood has over 20 years experience working in a variety of urban and suburban settings. His skills include assessment and designation of students in grades K through 12 presenting a variety of educationally handicapping conditions, such as learning disability, emotional disturbance, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Hood has performed duties such as intellectual assessment, social/emotional assessment, individual and group counseling, behavior modification planning and implementation, and consultation with parents and school staff.
Dr. Hood is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) and the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists (DVABpsi).
Dr. Hood is currently Chair of the ASPP Diversity Committee and past co-Chair of the DVABpsi Public Relations Committee.
Dr. Hood is an Adjunct instructor for the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education Applied Psychology and Human Development Division.
Selected accomplisments include:
Coordination of services of a mental health team for a large comprehensive high school, which included psychoeducational evaluation, individual/group counseling, consultation with parents and school staff, and case management.
Presentations at national and international conferences for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and the Grenada Nurse's Association regarding subjects such as teenage suicide and post traumatic stress disorder in children.
Assistance with behavior modification planning and counseling for a resident population of developmentally delayed adults.
Supervision of a residence hall of counselors for a state-funded program geared toward preparing middle school students for careers in math and science-related fields.
Experience counseling adult and child populations manifesting a variety of psychological conditions.
Experience teaching graduate students preparing for human service fields such as counseling and psychology.
Trainings include administration and interpretation of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule : Second Edition (ADOS-2).
Dr. Hood is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and an active member of Council #15456 in Schwenksville, PA.
Dr. Hood coaches baseball in the Challenger Division for the Upper Providence Little League.