268: Masterclass: Autistic Adolescent Girl w/ Dr. Donna Henderson

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Podcast 2 Comments

Welcome back to another masterclass episode! If you haven’t listened to the prior masterclasses, these episodes are a little different than typical interviews. They are case presentations with experts in our field when we go through the history, data, and feedback sessions for specific clients.

Dr. Donna Henderson, guest from our second-most downloaded podcast episode EVER (episode 119), is back with a masterclass on an assessment with an autistic adolescent girl. Our field is currently abuzz with discussion around autistic females, and Donna has been an influential voice in the collaborative conversation over the past few years. 

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About Dr. Donna Henderson

Dr. Donna Henderson has been a clinical psychologist for 30 years. She earned her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University and subsequently worked as a staff neuropsychologist and then director of acquired brain injury at the Gaylord Hospital in Connecticut. After staying home with her three children, Dr. Henderson joined a private practice, The Stixrud Group, in 2011. She specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with cognitive, academic, social, and/or emotional challenges, with a particular specialty in autism.  Dr. Henderson is a frequent lecturer on the less obvious presentations of autism, on autistic girls and women, and on parenting children with complex profiles, and she provides case consultation, particularly for mental health professionals who would like to learn more about autism. 

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 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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  1. Although I have retired after working in school neuropsychology for over 10 years, I could not resist listening to Donna’s presentation here. I had in the past consulted with her on a couple of cases and found her to be quite encouraging, inspiring, and knowledgeable. This podcast, however, tied up numerous loose ends in my understanding of autism in adolescent girls. Taking us through the case of Annie was extremely enlightening and worthwhile. I am grateful for the time and effort you both made to bring this important information to our professional community. Congratulations on a fabulous job!

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