A Therapist's Perspective on Assessment

TTP Episode 7: A Therapist’s Perspective on Assessment

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Today I’m talking with Jen Knopp, MA, Assistant Director of Beyond the Mirror and founder of Freedom First Counseling. Jen talks with me about the benefits and pitfalls of assessment from the therapist side. We talk about things like:

  • When a therapist knows to refer for assessment
  • Benefits of assessment
  • What makes a good report
  • What makes a bad report
  • What parts of the report are helpful and unhelpful for therapists

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About Jen Knopp

Jen Knopp, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Freedom First Counseling Services in Fort Collins, Colorado. Jen graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin’s University in May 2009. Prior to private practice, Jen provided individual, family, couples, and group counseling in a variety of clinical settings including residential crisis treatment, school-based mental health counseling, adolescent co-occurring disorder treatment, and outpatient mental health therapy. Currently, Jen is Assistant Director and Primary Eating Disorder Therapist at Beyond the Mirror Counseling and Wellness. Jen is also a public speaker and conference presenter on eating disorders and is passionate about volunteering her time towards eating disorder prevention and outreach in the community.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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