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News Media Contacts

Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
Lauren.Laferla@boystown.org
Twitter: @LaurenLaferla

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Our Experts

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​Kristen Abbondante, Ph.D.

Kristen Abbondante, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She currently provides outpatient services to adolescents, young adults and their families. She is part of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) team where she both facilitates and supervises DBT groups for outpatient adolescents and Boys Town youth. Dr. Abbondante is currently the psychologist liaison for the marketing team.

Dr. Abbondante received both her Ph.D. and M.A. from Louisiana State University (LSU). Her clinical interests include adolescence with a variety of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, family conflict, and the role of social media and technology in the lives of adolescence. Dr. Abbondante have been involved in a variety of forums (i.e. blogs, new interviews, conference presentations, outreach) to discuss issues (i.e. social media, technology, culture, anxiety, self-care) that affect adolescence.