Elena Poznyak



Current position and affiliation

PhD Student, Developmental Clinical Psychology Unit, University of Geneva

Clinical Psychologist, Geneva University Hospital, Service of Psychiatric Specialties

Involvement with youth mental health and research interests and activities

I am a PhD student at the Developmental Clinical Psychology Research Unit of the University of Geneva led by Prof. M. Debbané. My research primarily focuses on better understanding the nature of socio-emotional difficulties in adolescents with ADHD and on informing clinical interventions targeting interpersonal problems in this population. More specifically, my PhD thesis explores the relationship between ADHD symptoms and the development of social cognition in adolescence.

I also work as a clinical psychologist in an adult psychiatry service at the Geneva University Hospitals, supporting clients with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities.

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