Jessica Floyd, Psy.D. is currently a Psychology Associate at the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children in Rockville, Maryland. There, she provides play and family therapy services, assessment services, and consultation services to daycare centers, and supervises intern and practicum students on comprehensive mental health assessments. She previously completed her psychology internship at the Multicultural Human Services Program of Northern Virginia Family Services in Falls Church, Virginia. She provides therapeutic and assessment services to racial/ethnic minority and immigrant adults, children, and families.
Dr. Floyd earned her doctorate in psychology in May 2008 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rutgers University. Her dissertation is titled “Former Foster Care Individuals’ Experiences of Racial/Ethnic Socialization and Identity Development: An Exploratory Study.” Dr. Floyd interviewed ten young adults who recently transitioned out of the foster care system about their experiences of learning about racial and cultural issues from their families of origin, same race and different race foster care placements, and social service providers. These participants also provided recommendations for social service providers on how to address racial and cultural issues with foster care youth and foster care families.
Dr. Floyd was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland and is the first in her family to earn a doctorate degree.