TTP #67: Dr. Ed Martinelli – Testing In and Out of the University System

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Ever wanted to provide evals for university students? Dr. Ed Martinelli has worked in both the university setting and in a private practice providing evals for university students for nearly 10 years. Today, he’s talking with us about both sides of the coin. Some topics we cover include:

  • Differences between K-12 evals and university/college evals
  • Functional impairment vs. medical diagnoses
  • The accommodations you should never ask for in a college student eval
  • How to market and maintain a practice specializing in college student assessment

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About Dr. Ed Martinelli

Ed Martinelli, Ph.D., is currently the Director for Learning Disability Assessment at Utah Valley University (UVU). He has a small private practice, Utah TestEd, LLC, that he started in 2008 focusing on learning disability evaluations for high school and college students. He has also worked in the disability offices at Brigham Young University and UVU. He graduated in 2005 with his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University and has been licensed in the state of Utah since 2007. He has presented on disability issues in college settings at state, national, and international conferences. Specialties include post-secondary accommodations, as well as reports for ACT and other high stakes testing situations (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.). He is married to the former Laurel Chamberlain, and has three children; Emma, age 23, and Charles, age 16, and a son, Ed III, who passed away in 1997.

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 nine 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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