TTP #96: Dr. Amanda Zelechoski – Legal and Ethical Issues in Assessment

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How many times have you run into challenging or ambiguous ethical situations and looked around your office, wishing an attorney would appear to answer all of your questions? For me, it’s countless. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski doesn’t answer ALL the questions that have ever come up, but she came really close on today’s episode! As a dual attorney-psychologist and risk management …

TTP #94: Dr. Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian – Early Identification of Psychosis

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How many of us have been in a clinical interview and wondered, “Could this be a thought disorder?” Sometimes it’s unclear which symptoms are worth concern and which ones are more typical. My guest today, Dr. Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, has been conducting research and practice with psychotic disorders and prodromal states for nearly her entire academic career. We cover a lot …

TTP #93: Dr. Aimee Kotrba – All About Selective Mutism

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Have any of you worked with non-verbal kids? Many of us have. I’ve had several kids who were not speaking well into childhood and struggled with diagnostic impressions. In a few cases, it turned out to be selective mutism. My guest today, Dr. Aimee Kotrba, is an expert in this area. Aimee has specialized in selective mutism for years and …

TTP #92: Dr. Julie Cradock O’Leary – Assessing Shame

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Have you ever formally assessed shame? Me neither. My guest today, Dr. Julie Cradock O’Leary, has made a career of research and practice all around shame. She is the co-author of the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame, a projective measure aimed at assessing shame in individuals of all ages. Julie talks with me today all about shame: what it is, …

Podcast Crossover with School Psyched – Rebecca Comizio, Rachael Donnelly, and Eric Elias

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If you haven’t heard of the School Psyched podcast, you’ve got to check it out. As one of the only other podcasts out there that’s focused on psych testing, we’ve shared many guests and topics of discussion. I’m so fortunate to have the three co-hosts – Rebecca Comizio, Rachael Donnelly, and Eric Elias – on the show with me today …

TTP #90: Dr. Rob McNamara – Decision Making and Capacity Assessment in the Hospital

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I’ve known Dr. Rob McNamara longer than any other psychologist friends. We met a few days before starting grad school together, and he has remained one of my closest friends over all the years since. Rob is here today talking with us all about his role as a hospital-based psychologist, which allows him to conduct capacity evals and evaluate medical …

TTP# 89: John Clarke – Crushing the Google Game

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My good friend John Clarke is back for the first “business-y” episode in quite a while. John is walking us through digital marketing and specifically focusing on the Google side of things. We talk all about good website copy, tips to help rank higher in search engines, how to find keywords, ways to nail the FREE Google My Business listing, …

TTP #88: Reflections on Two Conferences – AACN & GPOS

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This has been a busy summer as far as conferences go. I attended the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology’s annual conference in early June and just returned from the Group Practice Owners Summit a few days ago. Both were in Chicago, though they were held in different areas of the city. I thought about going to APA in August for …