127: Essentials of Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Dr. Katie Scott

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The world of traumatic brain injuries is complex and nuanced. Dr. Katie Scott, a neuropsychologist at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute, is here to talk through the essentials of this multi-layered area. She also provided a fantastic resources list for the Cool Things Mentioned section. Here are just a few pieces that we touch on during our …

TTP#126 Ideas and Precautions for Returning to In-Person Assessment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a complete rollercoaster for many of us. As some parts of the country are returning to in-person assessment, we’re now scrambling to figure out what assessment looks like in the age of social distancing. I’ve gathered a number of ideas, both from research and anecdotal situations, to share with those of you considering a return …

TTP#125 Parenting as a Developmental Stage w/ Dr. Rita Eichenstein

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“Parenting should be a separate developmental stage.” Dr. Rita Eichenstein is here today to talk with me about parenting and the changes that happen when adults adopt this new identity, particularly when parenting “atypical” kids. We focus on the stages of grief model that she discusses in her book, Not What I Expected, which walks through the classic 5-stage process …

TTP#124: Options for Remote Autism Assessment

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I’m back with you today for a “business” episode talking all about the options for remote assessment of autism. Many of us have adopted remote assessment options for cognitive and behavioral assessment, but autism remains the final frontier during COVID-19 simply because many of us rely on in-person, non-socially distanced interactions to make accurate autism diagnoses. The good news is …

TTP #123: Cultural Competence in Assessment w/ Dr. Linda McGhee

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I’m incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Linda McGhee here for a conversation around cultural competence and assessment. Please note that this episode was recorded just after George Floyd’s murder, before the video was widely available and the protests began. As such, we do not discuss the events explicitly, though we do speak about a variety of related topics. Although we …

TTP #122: New Directions for the Podcast

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This podcast has been a huge part of my life for going on four years. When it began, I had no idea if people would care enough about assessment-related content to make it a viable pursuit. All I knew was that there was a lack of resources for building a testing practice, and I wanted to help solve that problem. …

TTP #121: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) w/ Dr. Katherine Jonas

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I think many of us would say that our current categorical system of diagnosis is imperfect. The episode today shines a light on an alternative approach that relies on a hierarchical model.  I’m honored to have Dr. Katherine Jonas here today to talk all about the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology. If you haven’t heard of HiTOP, you’re not alone, but …

TTP #120: Finances During COVID-19 w/ Jennie Schottmiller

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Jennie Schottmiller, Certified Public Accountant and LMFT, is here to talk all about COVID-19 finances. We cover SO much ground in this episode, starting with how to manage finances during the pandemic and moving through everything you need to know about the PPP (whether you received it or not). Here are just a few things that we get into: How …

TTP #119: Autism in Girls & Women w/ Dr. Donna Henderson

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A few months ago, I got the same email from several people within a couple of days: “Jeremy, you HAVE to have Donna Henderson on your podcast to talk about autism in girls!” At the time, Donna had just circulated a comparison table of autism symptoms and presentation in the PED-NPSY listserv, and it spread like wildfire. I’m so fortunate …

TTP #118: Assessing Toddlers w/ Dr. Linda Daniel

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Dr. Linda Daniel joins me today to talk through her best-practice strategies for assessing toddlers. We look through the lens of autism for most of the conversation, but these ideas are applicable to anyone who works with toddlers on a regular basis. We also touch frequently on training post-docs and interns to work with toddlers and parents. Here are just …