155: Masterclass: Psychosis w/ Dr. Stephanie Nelson

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the first episode of a brand new podcast format: the Masterclass. During these episodes, I will host an expert in the field to present a case for us to talk through. We will take a detailed plunge into complicated clinical issues so that you can hear exactly how accomplished clinicians interview, test, and conceptualize challenging cases. My hope is to air one masterclass episode per quarter.

Today’s Masterclass on differentiating adolescent-onset psychosis comes from Dr. Stephanie Nelson. Stephanie has a wonderful balance of clinical acumen, knowledge of the research, and humility that is on full display during this presentation. Here are just a few topics that we cover:

  • The role of viral infection and birth date in risk for psychosis
  • Relationship between trauma and auditory hallucinations
  • Relationship between medical issues and psychosis
  • Typical “causes” of psychosis – acute vs. episodic
  • A battery for assessing psychosis 
  • Delivering feedback for a psychosis diagnosis

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About Dr. Stephanie Nelson

Dr. Stephanie Nelson is a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in complex differential diagnosis. She is board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and pediatric neuropsychology (ABPdN). Dr. Nelson earned her undergraduate degree at Williams College and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. After a few years in group practice in the Boston area, Dr. Nelson returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and opened her own practice. In 2018, she founded Skylight Neuropsychology in Seattle, WA. She currently provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and outreach to the community through presentations, workshops, and volunteer work. She also provides consultation to psychologists and neuropsychologists who specialize in pediatric assessment.

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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Comments 13

  1. It’s no secret that I think Dr. Nelson is fantastic and this episode really shows her skills. I also love this new format and hope to hear more Masterclasses!

    1. I have been listening to your podcast for a few months now. I truly enjoy it! There are many moments when I feel compelled to leave a comment and today I finally did it. The Masterclass format is informative and context-rich. I learned so much from Dr. Nelson. I would love to hear more episodes like this. Thank you for the great work you do!

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  2. Fantastic format! Great information. The linked resources are also very helpful and appreciated. I look forward to more masterclasses.

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  3. This was amazing and so informative. I loved this format and in a way, it felt comforting and validating. Please do more masterclass!

    Great work. 🙂

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  4. Fabulous!! Wonderful to hear Dr. Nelson’s thinking and process on a complex case. I learned so much and look forward to more!

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