264. High-Stakes Testing Accommodations w/ Dr. Emin Gharibian

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Dr. Emin Gharibian is back to talk with me about evaluations for accommodations on high-stakes standardized tests such as the MCAT, bar exam, USMLE, and others. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, so if you’re considering doing these evaluations or have done them in the past with varying degrees of success, there’s a lot to learn here. These are a few topics that we discuss:

  • The rationale for accommodations and laws involved in accommodation requests
  • How to screen folks on the phone before starting the evaluation
  • Structuring an interview for these evaluations
  • Choosing a battery
  • Important components to include in a report

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About Dr. Emin Gharibian

Dr. Emin Gharibian is a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological and forensic evaluations. He has 10 years of education and training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology and extensive experience evaluating adults and adolescents for psychological and neuropsychological conditions.

He specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of neurological conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, complications from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussions, learning disabilities, and ADHD in clinical and forensic cases.

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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 have grown to over 20 clinicians. 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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