Dr. Karen Postal is a veritable rock star in the neuropsych world. In addition to an appointment at Harvard Medical School and serving as president of the AACN, she has developed a research program that directly informs her clinical practice from day to day. Today she talks with me all about her book, Feedback that Sticks…, the culmination of over 80 interviews with practicing neuropsychologists about the ins and outs of effective feedback sessions. Here are just a few things that I took away from this interview:
- Two “rookie mistakes” that we often make in a feedback session
- Four “common denominators” for a successful feedback session
- Clear suggestions for managing difficult feedback
- Why improv classes will help you during a feedback session
Cool Things Mentioned in this Episode
- Karen’s book, Feedback that Sticks: The Art of Effectively Communicating Neuropsychological Assessment Results (affiliate link)
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (affiliate link)
- The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
About Dr. Karen Postal
Dr. Karen Postal is board certified in neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology. She is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical school where she teaches postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. She is the president of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. Postal has a lifespan private practice dedicated to helping people think better in school, at work, and throughout later life. She frequently works with students from elementary school through college to overcome barriers to academic success. She also has an expertise in working with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Postal is the author of the Oxford University Press book, Feedback that Sticks: The Art of Effectively Communicating Neuropsychological Assessment Results.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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