Areas of Expertise: autism spectrum disorders
Cortney received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii, and an M.A. degree in clinical mental health counseling from Hawaii Pacific University. Cortney has worked as a research assistant at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) at San Diego State University, where she participated in a project to develop a toolkit intervention for parent participation in community mental health clinics. Her professional experience includes working as an intern at an outpatient clinic that serves children with emotional and behavioral issues as well as developmental disabilities. Cortney was also a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities program (LEND), which prepares health professionals for leadership roles to improve services for children with special health care needs. She is currently enrolled as a clinical doctoral student at the University at Albany, SUNY.