272: Context-Driven Conceptualization in Assessment w/ Dr. Jordan Wright

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“This is really a call to action for us to respect and honor context in our work.”

Dr. Jordan Wright is back on the podcast to talk about deliberate, context-driven conceptualization in the assessment process. If you’re heard either of Jordan’s prior episodes, you know that he brings a nice blend of theory, practice, humility, and humor to our discussions, coupled with extensive knowledge and deep thinking about a variety of topics. Here are a few ideas that we discuss today:

  • Why is context-driven conceptualization important?
  • Examples of different contexts to consider
  • Ways to assess the role of context
  • The relationship between context and diagnosis

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About Dr. Jordan Wright

Dr. Jordan Wright is on faculty at New York University, where he is Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training for the Counseling Psychology PhD program, and Director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing. He is the author of multiple books on assessment, including Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners; the Handbook of Psychological Assessment; and Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment, and he has conducted research and published in the areas of LGBTQIA+ psychology, social justice in psychology education, and integration of context and culture in psychological assessment. Additionally, he regularly provides consultation and CE workshops on data integration, report writing, and infusion of culture and context within the understanding of individuals in the psychological assessment process. Recently, he led a team of colleagues in the production of a new paper on the state of evidence-based clinical psychological assessment, which has been accepted and will be published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

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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 Ph.D. 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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