Jill Kessler (Berry) McGovern, Ph.D
P.O. Box 10021
Portland, OR 97296
|Ph.D.||Department of Educational Psychology,
|M.S.||Department of Behavioral Disabilities, University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|B.A.||College of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Bloomington. Major: Psychology, Minor: Religion. Degree granted in May, 1974.|
Certified Forensic Evaluator - State of Oregon
Licensed Psychologist - State of
Licensed Psychologist - State of Washington
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist 1 - State of
Treatment & Consultation of Infants, Children, Adolescents & Adults; Psychological evaluation of infants, children, adolescents & adults in civil and criminal litigation cases as well as those with developmental disabilities; psychological assessments of adults and professionals in employment related matters; assessment of children, adolescents and adults with learning disorders or other school-related matters; and assessment of potentially violent youth.
Treatment of children & adolescents with sexual behavior problems; treatment of adolescent & young adult sexual offenders; treatment of children, adolescents and adults with anger management problems,divorce/adjustment issues, relationship problems, social skill deficits, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety/mood disorders; treatment of children with learning disorders, school phobia, elective mutism, anxiety/depression, conduct problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental disorders. Parent training provided.
Treatment approach includes psycho-dynamic treatment, problem-solving approach, use of cognitive-behavioral strategies, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Supervision of psychologist residents also provided.
Psychological Consultant to mental health professionals and attorneys related to school problems, behavioral difficulties and developmental issues in children, adolescents and adults.
School Psychologist for Beaverton School District #48. Areas of specialty:
April, 1983-June, 1984
School Psychologist for Washington County Education Service District. Areas of specialty: evaluation, consultation, play therapy & parent training with preschoolers and children with developmental disabilities, autism and emotional problems.
April, 2000- April, 2001
Residency under the supervision of licensed psychologists Dale Brounstein, Ph.D. & Fred Grossman, Ph.D. for school-based and private practice.
July, 1981- July, 1982
American Psychological Association Internship at Oregon Health Sciences University, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Crippled Children’s Division. Experience consisted of evaluation, treatment & consultation with year long didactic instruction in family therapy at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Diagnostic assessments of infants, children, adolescents & adults including at-risk premature infants, mild to profound mental retardation, learning disabled, behaviorally disordered, physically handicapped, and those with concomitant medical problems. Parenting evaluations were conducted. Treatment comprised of behavior therapy, play therapy, parent training, family therapy, individual psychotherapy, marital therapy, & individual as well as group therapy with neglectful & abusive parents. Consultations were with Headstart, classroom teachers, & other professionals in a multidisciplinary setting.
September, 1979-May, 1980
Practicum in the Psychology Clinic at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Experience involved diagnostic evaluations, group therapy for children with eating disorders, marital therapy, cognitive-behavioral treatment of adolescents & adults in the Fear Clinic, psychophysiologic assessment, & individual therapy of schizophrenic adults.
January, 1979- May, 1979
September, 1978-December, 1978
Internship in the Psycho-Educational Clinic at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Experience in diagnostic evaluations, family therapy & consultation with community agencies (e.g., Headstart & schools)
September, 1976- August, 1977
Practicum at the Diagnostic and Treatment Unit of the
Project Assistant/Research Assistant at
January, 1978-August, 1978
Graduate Assistant for the Wisconsin Research and
September, 1976-September, 1977
Project Assistant at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Behavioral Disabilities. Completed literature reviews to determine the treatment efficacy of various behavioral strategies with mentally retarded youth & assisted with the Introduction to Behavior Modification course. Responsibilities involved journal research, test development & grading projects & tests.
September, 1973-January, 1973
Research Assistant at Indiana University-Bloomington in the Psychology Department in the area of visual perception & illusions. Responsibilities comprised of the development of research materials & conducting studies.
August, 1971-May, 1972
Research Assistant at Indiana University-Bloomington in the Psychology Department in a study designed to evaluate children’s & adolescent’s leisure time activities, community involvement & family history. Responsibilities included interviewing, data collection & data analysis.
September, 1980-December, 1980
Reader for the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assisted with test construction & grading for the Abnormal Psychology course.
January, 1976-August, 1976
Instructional Assistant at
September, 1974-December, 1975
Supervisor of a group home for emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disordered, mentally retarded, & conduct disordered children & adolescents at Browndale, Inc. Responsibilities entailed supervision & training of staff, development of treatment plans, program evaluation, coordination of daily activities & collaboration with mental health professionals and families.
American Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
|Publications in Professional Journals
Levin, J.R. &
Levin, J.R., McCormick, C.B., Miller, G.E.,
Levin, J.R., Shriberg, L.K. & Berry, J.K. A concrete strategy for remembering abstract prose. American Educational REsearch Journal, 1983.
Pressley, M., Levin, J.R., Hall, J.W., Miller, G.E. & Berry, J.K. The keyword method and foreign word acquisition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 1980, 6, 163-173.
McGovern, J.K. Peterson, R. & Goldner, R. Procedural guidelines for threat assessment of potentially violent youth.
McGovern, J.K. Guidelines for risk screening of violence potential in youth. Beaverton School District’s Handbook for School Psychologists, 2005.
|Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
McGovern, J.K., Evaluating very low functioning children, adolescents and adults. Presented to Beaverton School District special education staff. April 2012.
McGovern, J.K. & McGovern, K.B. How to prepare your client for a psychological evaluation. Presented at the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association workshop. December 2006.
McGovern, J.K. Risk screening to determine children and adolescents violence potentional. Handbook information presented to Beaverton Schol District psychologists. September 2006.
McGovern, J.K. Threat assessment procedures with potentially violent youth. Paper presented to Beaverton School District psychologists. September 2001.
Shriberg, L.K., Levin, J.R. & Berry, J.K. Symbolic versus mnemonic pictorial representations of abstract prose content. Paper presented at the International Reading Association meeting, Chicago, May 1982.
Berry, J.K., Levin, J.R., McCormick, C.B., Miller, G.E. & Pressley, M. The keyword method and children’s learning of new vocabulary. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association National Meeting, in Los Angeles, April 1981.
Berry, J.K. & Levin, J.R. Learning from the newspaper via pictures. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association National Convention in Boston, April 1980.