Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
location_on United States
Member since 1 year
Kelly Kinnish, PhD, is the Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in Atlanta, Georgia, where she oversees the Center’s clinical service programs to sexually abused and traumatized children. She is also the Director of Project Intersect, a SAMHSA-funded program of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that targets the mental health needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Project Intersect supports clinical services to CSEC-identified clients at the Georgia Center and also supports the training of a network of providers throughout the state to serve commercially sexually exploited children and their caregivers utilizing trauma-focused evidence-based practices. She is active in both state and national task forces and working groups addressing this complex public health concern with particular focus on effective mental health interventions and collaborative systems response. Dr. Kinnish has worked with maltreated and at-risk children and families for over 20 years in clinical, research, and administrative capacities. Kelly received MS and PhD in Psychology (Clinical-Child), from the University of Utah and completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the University of Miami (FL).