Alexandra Zagoloff, PhD, LP

Director for Child & Adolescent Clinical Programs, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, Interprofessional Director, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Alexandra Zagoloff

Contact Info

zagol001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-261-0665

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB)
Room 1-170B
2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Mailing Address:
Psychiatry
7962B
Room 1-339 MIDB
2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Email
jokim004@umn.edu

Director for Child & Adolescent Clinical Programs, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, Interprofessional Director, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Psychologist


Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Mood Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010

MS, Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

BA, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2004

Internship, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2010

Summary

I received my BA in Psychology from Emory University, Atlanta. I completed both my masters and my PhD (with highest honors) in clinical psychology, from Illinois Institute of Technology. I further completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the child and adolescent mood program from Emory University School of Medicine.

I am a Clinical Child Psychologist with an expertise in trauma and anxiety related disorders. In my role as Director for Child & Adolescent Clinical Programs, I oversee clinical services and training at multiple locations. My passion is interprofessional education for which I provide individual supervision as well as administrative oversight of several programs.

My research focuses on interprofessional collaboration and education. This includes directing the department's move toward team based care and disseminating outcomes relating to this experience. Additionally I track efforts at enhancing interprofessional learning opportunities among numerous groups of learners.

I train and supervise clinical psychology graduate students and interns as well as psychiatry fellows. I am also a member of the training faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School APA-accredited psychology internship. I am a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides clinical services in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety program. I conduct psychological assessments as well as individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. In conjunction with individual therapy, I conduct family therapy and parent guidance sessions when indicated. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused CBT.

Expertise

  • Trauma-Informed Care of Youths and Families 
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Education

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Medical Staff Award, 2019

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Div. 53)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International Society for Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT)
  • Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Zagoloff’s research focuses on interprofessional collaboration and education. This includes directing the department's move toward team based care and disseminating outcomes relating to this experience.  Additionally she tracks efforts at enhancing interprofessional learning opportunities among numerous groups of learners.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Dr. Zagoloff trains and supervises clinical psychology graduate students and interns as well as psychiatry fellows. She is also a member of the training faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School APA-accredited psychology internship.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Dr. Zagoloff is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and provides clinical services in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety program. She conducts psychological assessments as well as individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. In conjunction with individual therapy, Dr. Zagoloff conducts family therapy and parent guidance sessions when indicated. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused CBT.

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Zagoloff has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies as well as Behavioral Activation for depression.

Media

In The News

Life at the new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain brings integration in care and learning, and opens opportunities for collaboration

- UMN Medical School, 12/20/2021

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR FAMILIES REFLECTS ON A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO VIRTUAL CARE

- M Physicians, 12/14/2021