Christopher Carter is currently a predoctoral psychology intern who is enrolled in the School Psychology PhD program at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), an APA accredited training program. His specialization in his doctoral training is in school neuropsychology. Prior to enrolling at TWU, Chris had completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology and his Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) degree at Abilene Christian University (ACU). His dissertation entitled, “Independent Education Evaluations: What Non School-Based Licensed Psychologists Have Learned” has been successfully defended and submitted for publication.
His theoretical orientation with psychological evaluations aligns with the biopsychosocial and systemic theoretical models. In the therapeutic setting, Chris has had significant experiences with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), applied behavior analysis (ABA), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and Adlerian therapy theoretical models.
In regard to relevant clinical experiences, Chris completed his specialist-level internship at Denton ISD in Denton, Texas providing school-based psychological services to school aged individuals ranging from ages 4 to 20. His applied experiences at the doctoral training level include supervised experiences in public schools, private schools, residential schools, private practices, hospital settings, non-profit centers, and community mental health centers. Through his doctoral-level training, Chris has specialized in providing neuropsychological assessments to both adults and children. During his doctoral training, he has provided psychological services for patients and clients ranging from ages 20 months old to 89 years old.
Chris’ training experiences have allotted him in working with a diverse range of individuals with a variety of clinical disorders and conditions. During his doctoral-level training, he has provided school-based supervised psychological services at the Milton Hershey School, the largest residential school in the United States, where he evaluated and worked with students diagnosed with a variety of disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, major depression, traumatic brain injury, anxiety disorders, learning disorders, conduct disorder, suicidal risk, homicidal risk, psychotic episodes, and oppositional defiant disorder. In addition, Chris has also had supervised training in other clinical settings working with children and adolescents through assessment and therapy such as private practices such as United Through H.O.P.E., Neuropsychology Consultants, Denton County Friends of the Family, the Behavior Exchange, and Real Hope Real Help.
His supervised adult experiences and training have been at both the clinical assessment and therapeutic settings. He has worked with individuals with clinical disorders related to mood disorders, OCD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance addiction/dependence, and sex addiction. He has provided counseling therapy to both the victims and the perpetrators of domestic violence at Denton County Friends of the Family. In addition, he has conducted neuropsychological evaluations at Neuropsychology Consultants and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in McKinney for adult patients with degenerative brain conditions, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological conditions.
Chris wishes to complete his predoctoral internship at Real Hope Real Help as a predoctoral intern so he may continue to gain supervised training and experiences in clinical neuropsychology and school psychology within the private practice setting. He hopes to apply his prior experiences in the clinical and school settings to his work at Real Hope Real Help while also gaining crucial skills through supervision, training, and new experiences at the site which will help him become ready for independent practice as a clinician specializing in neuropsychology.