Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2010 with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training in child psychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/USC School of Medicine and her postdoctoral training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN. In 2012, Dr. Hoffman began her career as a Psychologist at the University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (UTHSC COE), where she provided assessment, consultation, and treatment to children and families with child welfare involvement and collaborated on statewide projects to disseminate evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. A highlight of her early career at the UTHSC COE was her agency being awarded a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III Community Treatment and Service Centers grant, which made them a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Dr. Hoffman is certified as a Level II (statewide/regional) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainer by PCIT, International.
In 2018, Dr. Hoffman joined the Psychology Department at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) in St. Petersburg, FL as Director of Trauma Psychology. As part of this role, she collaborated with All Star Children’s Foundation on program innovation, evidence-based practice, and evaluation/research. Through this work, Dr. Hoffman has worked closely with All Star staff to identify, develop, and implement cutting-edge approaches to foster parent training and development, biological family engagement, clinical services, and trauma-informed care. Inspired and motivated by the mission and vision of All Star, Dr. Hoffman joined ASCF in 2020 as Chief of Programs, where she is responsible for program development and project oversight for All Star’s significant portfolio of innovative, trauma-informed programs.