Dr. Rankin

Dr. Rankin CV


District of Columbia Psychologist License #1000411
Commonwealth of Virginia Psychologist License #0810003743

Clinical Experience

Private Practitioner (June 2008-Present)

  • Current Work (2008- Present): Conduct psychotherapy for older children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Previous Work (2008-2016) 
    • Conducted psychological evaluations and advanced placement and admissions testing for clients of all ages
    • Served as consultant to area schools
    • Provided clinical supervision to psychology resident

Clinical Professor of Psychology (August 2017-Present)

Meltzer Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

  • Provide Clinical Supervision to Psychology PhD students for psychotherapy and assessment services

Staff Psychologist Supervisor - Temporary Position (February 2016-September 2016)

Psychiatric Institute of Washington

  • Consult with administrative heads of departments in multidisciplinary planning meetings
  • Lead Assessment and Supervision Dydactic Seminars for graduate students and Interns
  • Provide Clinical Supervision to 3rd and 4th year graduate students and interns for
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Psychological Assessment

Consulting Psychologist (July 2008 – June 2010)

Law Enforcement Assessment Center, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Conduct psychological screenings for law enforcement applicants

Psychology Associate (June 1998 – June 2008)

The Wake Kendall Group PLLC, Washington, D.C.

  • Served as consultant to schools conducting presentations, school observations, and psychoeducational testing
  • Conducted independent school admissions testing
  • Conducted psychological evaluations using cognitive, educational, and psychological testing instruments
  • Conducted psychotherapy for children, families and adults
  • Conducted group and individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Evaluator (Spring 2002, Spring 2003)

George Mason University Psychological Clinic, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Tested children in groups for Fairfax County Gifted and Talented admission
  • Evaluated individual children for Fairfax County Gifted and Talented admission using WISC-IV

Intern in Clinical Psychology, APA approved (June 2002 - June 2003)

Virginia Treatment Center for Children (APA approved), Richmond, Virginia
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Conducted child psychological evaluations
  • Completed two 6-month rotations in day treatment and residential units as child psychotherapist and treatment coordinator
  • Co-led adolescent process group in the acute unit
  • Completed one month rotation as psychotherapist in the acute unit
  • Conducted psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults at Chesterfield Mental Health Center

Clinical Psychology Extern (August 1999 – May 2001)

Loudoun County Mental Health Center, Leesburg, Virginia

  • Conducted psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults
  • Co-led girls’ social skills and adolescent process groups
  • Conducted psychological and forensic evaluations
  • Served as consultant to develop adolescent life skills resource guide

Psychotherapist and Examiner (December 1997- July 1999)

George Mason University Psychological Clinic, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Conducted psychotherapy with children and adults
  • Conducted intellectual and psychological evaluations

Research Experience

Dissertation Researcher (September 2000 – May 2004)

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

  • Completed dissertation research on how women of different social classes experience, work, family and role strain.
  • Research data later used to support work and family research for publication

Graduate Research Assistant (September 1998 – December 1999)

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Work and Family Research Team

  • Conducted literature reviews, revised statistical procedures, revised survey administration, and interpreted statistical results on how dispositional and perceived support moderate work-family conflict

Developmental Psychology Intern (September 1996 – May 1997)

University of Texas Mental Health Sciences Institute, Houston, Texas

  • Analyzed data and coded videotapes of children with autism acting out puppet shows to study their communication and social understanding
  • Wrote two literature reviews on autism research

Human Factors Psychology Research Intern (May – August 1996, May 1997- January 1998)

Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

  • Wrote instructions, conducted experiments, and analyzed data for experiments on modes of communication on Navy ships and recall of maps in human-computer interface experiment

Cognitive Psychology Research Assistant (February 1995 – May 1996)

Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Conducted experiments and wrote literature reviews on visual and auditory modality specificity and morphological relationships in long term word priming


George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (APA approved)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, August 2004
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, December 1999

Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1997


American Psychological Association (APA)
Virginia Psychological Association (VPA)
Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP)
Northern Virginia Society of Clinical Psychologists (NVSCP)
Board Member, The Field School (2008-2013)
Member, Falls Church City Special Education Advisory Committee (2013-2014)