Ida Jeltova, PhD


Following her studies in clinical psychology at St. Petersburg State Univ. in Russia, Dr. Ida Jeltova earned a doctorate at CUNY in the U.S. specializing in bilingual school psychology, followed by post-doctoral training in research psychology at Yale Univ. She has worked for many years as a Consulting Psychologist and Assistant Professor in various school systems and universities in the metropolitan New York area, including doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. Overall, she specializes in the psychological and educational adjustment of internationally adopted youth in the U.S., with particular focus on those born in Russia. She has published and given many presentations on areas of special interest: Contributions of Russian psychology to systemic approaches to giftedness, use of therapeutic board games with foster and adoptive families, biopsychosocial approaches and multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of developmental trauma in internationally adopted youth, college students, and young adults in the U.S. Dr. Jeltova co-authored a chapter in Conceptions of Giftedness, UK Cambridge U.Press (2005), co-authored a chapter in the Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education (2008), and authored Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorders at School, Springer (2013). She is currently in fulltime private clinical practice in New Jersey, U.S., providing assessment, treatment, and neuropsychological and projective testing.

Allendale, NJ  07401