Dr. Kristina Osborne-Oliver is a Licensed Psychologist who has practiced at Capital Psychology in Schenectady, NY, since November 2009. In 2011, she became a co-partner/owner of the practice with the founding partners, Dr. Laura A. Assaf, Psy.D., and Dr. Debra Felsman, Ph.D. In private practice, she works with a variety of patients including adults, children, adolescents, and their families. Her areas of specialty include any issue related to a child or adolescent's education, including learning, behavioral, or social-emotional issues that may arise. She also has specialized training working with children and adolescents/young adults who have endured any type of trauma, including sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, as well as those youth who have engaged in sexual acting-out behaviors.
Dr. Osborne-Oliver earned her Doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University at Albany/State University of New York. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, she is a New York State and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She received a M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics, and a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in School Psychology, both from the University at Albany/SUNY. She earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Political Science.
Dr. Osborne-Oliver has presented and published research related to school violence, bullying, parent-child attachments, school connectedness, social support, positive psychology, ethics and educational policies, sexualized behavior of youth with developmental disabilities, and best practices in educational and school psychology.
She is an adjunct faculty at the University at Albany/SUNY and the Sage Colleges, where she has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Positive Youth Development, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Assessment of Social-Emotional and Behavioral Functioning, and Evaluation and Treatment of Court-Involved Youth. She also has been invited to present inservice presentations for the Union College Graduate School as well as several local school districts within the Capital District.