Staff

Erin McDonough, PhD

Dr. McDonough is the founder and owner of Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations of New York, PC.  She is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey and specializes in psychological assessment. Her areas of expertise are in the area of identifying learning disabilities and other disorders that interfere with achieving full academic potential. Her mission is to help parents understand why their children struggle and what can be done to help their children succeed. Dr. McDonough co-edited Contemporary Intellectual Assessment (4th Ed.) and has co-authored chapters on learning disability identification. She currently serves as Clinical Assessment Supervisor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University and director of a diagnostic center at a special education school for children with dyslexia and ADHD. Her passions include horseback riding, gardening, and enjoying time with her nephew and nieces.  

Kathleen Hurley, PsyD

Dr. Hurley earned her Psy.D. in School Psychology from St. John’s University. She is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. Dr. Hurley has worked as a school psychologist for a local district for the past several years and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. Dr. Hurley specializes in psycho-educational assessment including the identification of specific learning disorders, emotional and attention disorders, and executive functioning deficits. She strives to offer clients a supportive and collaborative evaluation environment to identify short- and long-term goals and develop individualized, evidence-based strategies to meet these goals successfully. In addition to her clinical and assessment practice, Dr. Hurley supervises psychology interns, provides training to graduate level interns, and has been invited to present at local schools, agencies, and professional conferences. Dr. Hurley is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New York Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Hurley has presented at national conferences including the New England Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Dawn Flanagan

Dawn Flanagan, PhD

Dr. Flanagan is a consultant to Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations of New York, PC and lends her decades of expertise in cognitive assessment and learning disability identification to our practice. She is Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University and has authored and co-authored numerous books and chapters on the topic of learning disability assessment. She has served as an expert witness on numerous high-profile cases related to cognitive assessment and learning disability identification. She is currently developing an intervention library for practitioners to use to link assessment results to specific, evidence-based interventions to remediate areas of weakness.

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