Psychology



Psychology

Psychology

Clinical Psychology is the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability.

ICAN’s psychological team offers many different treatment programs including:

  • Diagnosis of Autism and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Child and adolescent treatment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Coping Cat
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Behavioral Parent Training
  • Pivotal response Treatment
  • IQ testing
  • Educational testing
  • Neuropsychological testing

Psychological Treatment

Treatment outcomes for children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders are more positive now than in past decades. Advances in psychological research have improved our understanding of the fundamental challenges for those with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders and have improved recognition, assessment and treatment.

For older and more able individuals with ASD, cognitive-behavioral strategies in which behavior is modified by changing the way the person thinks and feels, as well as systematic relaxation therapies, can be used to help manage the anxiety and depressed mood that is often associated with social situations and the unpredictable challenges of daily living. Psychological intervention can occur with the child in a specific intervention modality, with caregivers as a means of developing effective parenting styles and home programming, in an augmented fashion to reduce problematic behaviors (e.g., anxiety, tantrums, inattention, hyperactivity) interfering with other treatment gains, or a combination of options based on the need of the child.

Screening

Our psychologists will take you through our intake process and screen your child to determine if further evaluation is needed to rule out the presence of an underlying disorder or condition related to your child’s development.  The screening process will also include recommendations for other assessments, including:

  • Early Autism Screening
  • Cognitive Evaluation
  • Autism Evaluation
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Speech and Language Evaluation
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation
  • Physical Therapy Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Neurdevelopmental Testing

Diagnosis

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (autism spectrum disorders)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Giftedness
  • Learning disabilities (reading/dyslexia, math and writing)
  • Mood and anxiety disorders

Treatment Services Provided

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavior disorders
  • Parent-Child Conflict
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anger and stress management
  • Adjustment (loss/grief, life transitions)
  • Parent child interactions
  • Parenting support
  • Family therapy