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 you’ll know what it’s all about by the end of the episode. And if you’re like me, you’ll be VERY interested in exploring it further. Here are just a few things that we touch on today:

  • Difference between categorical and dimensional systems of diagnosis
  • Diagnoses that have many dimensional similarities
  • How HiTOP plays into billing
  • Measures and other clinical applications of HiTOP

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About Dr. Katherine Jonas

Dr. Katherine Jonas is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Stony Brook University.  She completed her graduate degree at the University of Iowa, and her clinical residency at the Minneapolis VA. Dr. Jonas joined the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology consortium in 2017, and contributes to the consortium’s development of self-report and interviewer based measures of psychopathology, as well as implementation of HiTOP assessments in clinical settings. She also contributes to the consortium’s program of genomic research.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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