Child psychologists specialize in the delivery of psychological services to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Of particular importance to child psychologists is an understanding of how the family and other social contexts influence the socio-emotional adjustment, cognitive development, behavioral adaptation and mental health status of children. Child psychologists have expertise in conducting psychotherapy and are also trained to administer and interpret a number of tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a child thinks, feels and behaves. Child psychologists complete intensive graduate training in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of interrelated biological, psychological and social problems experienced by children prior to earning a doctoral degree in psychology.
Claire Karlen, PhD (Post-Doc)