Jessica Gurley, Ph.D.

Dr. Gurley received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Superior Court of DC Child Guidance Clinic, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Office of Forensic Services at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland. Prior to joining Quince Orchard Psychotherapy, Dr. Gurley was a core faculty member in the doctoral program at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia, where she taught doctoral level courses on psychological assessment.

Dr. Gurley is licensed as a psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. She specializes in psychological assessment, including psychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and forensic evaluations. In addition to conducting assessments, she regularly runs workshops on assessment for licensed psychologists in the area, including for local universities, psychological associations, state hospitals, and attorneys. She has experience participating in IEP meetings and testifying in court. She has been qualified as an expert in both criminal proceedings and educational hearings.

Dr. Gurley is also a published author. She has presented over 50 times at state, national, and international psychology conferences and has published book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on assessment. She is the author of the book, Essentials of Rorschach Assessment: Comprehensive System and R-PAS.

You can contact her at DrGurley@quinceorchardpsychotherapy.com.