The Loop Center for Social & Emotional Development
Kristen A. Roorbach, M.T., Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Dr. Roorbach specializes in brain-based strategies and techniques, developmental research, and best practices in therapeutic intervention, general education, special education, and child development. She is trained in Positive Behavior Support, Behavior Modification, Functional Behavior Assessment, the Responsive Classroom Approach, early childhood special education, psychopathology, and educational psychology. She founded The Loop Center for Social and Emotional Development in Charlottesville, VA in response to a clear need for early childhood social and emotional intervention resources in the area.
Dr. Roorbach is a Governor-appointed member of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council. She has been invited to speak across the country as an early childhood social & emotional development expert. Prior to founding The Loop Center, Dr. Roorbach served as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Richmond in the Department of Psychology teaching courses in Traumatic Stress, Educational Psychology, Social & Emotional Development, Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Roorbach previously worked to develop behavioral interventions, observation codes, and quality child care measures being implemented nation-wide as a Research Associate for the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Roorbach received her B.A., M.T. (Early Childhood Developmental Risk), and Ph.D. (Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science) from the University of Virginia and is currently in supervision for her LPC. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Batten School for Public Policy at the University of Virginia teaching Poverty in U.S. Education Policy and Special Education Policy. Dr. Roorbach lives in Charlottesville, VA with her daughter, son, and a rescue pup.