310. Guardianship and Conservatorship Evals w/ Dr. Amber Vernon

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I am delighted to have Dr. Amber Vernon here with me today to chat about guardianship and conservatorship evaluations. We’ve discussed capacity evals on the podcast before, but this episode dives deep into another facet of these types of evaluations. Here are a few topics that Amber and I discuss:

  • Amber’s personal experience with capacity and decision-making
  • Legal aspects and definitions relevant to these evaluations
  • Levels of decision-making
  • What these evals are NOT

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About Dr. Amber Vernon

Amber Vernon is a clinical psychologist licensed in Virginia. She completed her doctoral training at Pacific University (Oregon) and her internship through the University of Medicine and Dentistry (NJ). Dr. Vernon has worked in a variety of settings to include corrections, community mental health, education, law enforcement, college counseling, and private practice. She is motivated to make quality psychological services accessible to individuals and organizations with unique needs. To that end, Dr. Vernon is dedicated to building and maintaining bridges between people, experiences and disciplines.

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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 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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