|Clinical Services Provided
Assessments and Evaluations
Developmental Disability Evaluations:
A Developmental Disability is a life-long disability attributable to mental and/or physical impairments. Impairments may affect daily functioning in two or more of the following areas: physical development, cognitive development, communication development (receptive and expressive language skills), social/emotional development, and adaptive development (daily living skills). Common developmental disabilities include: Mental Retardation (now called Intellectual Disability), Down Syndrome, Autism, and Aspergers.
Instruments or measures utilized include: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition (WPPSI-III); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Forth Edition (WISC-IV); Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS); Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, Second Edition (Vineland-II).
Learning Disability Evaluations:
A Learning Disability refers to a group of disorders that affect a broad range of academic and functional skills, including: speaking, listening, reading, writing, spelling, and completing mathematical calculations. People with learning disabilities often have difficulty achieving at their intellectual level because of a deficit in one or more of the ways the brain processes information.
Instruments or measure utilized include: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition (WPPSI-III); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Forth Edition (WISC-IV); Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Third Edition (WAIS, III); Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Second Edition (WIAT-II); Wechsler Memory Scale, Third Edition (WMS-III); Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement, Third Edition (WJ-III); Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP), Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale (ADDES) - Home Version, Self Report, or School Version; Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II); Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI).
Gifted and Talented Evaluations:
Gifted and Talented Children are individuals whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.
Instruments or measures utilized include: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition (WPPSI-III); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Forth Edition (WISC-IV); Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Third Edition (WAIS, III).
Molly White, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist trained to administer and interpret standardized tests, including psychological and cognitive assessments. Dr. White utilizes assessment measures recognized by the Colorado Department of Education. In addition to the psychological/cognitive evaluation completed, Dr. White can also conduct a school visit when necessary to assess your child's behavior and performance in the classroom environment. Dr. White can also attend your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting when necessary.
Psychological Therapy Services
- Child/Adolescent Individual Therapy
- Adult Individual Therapy
- Parent Training
- Couples Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents
- Marriage Strengthening Group
- Women's Group focusing on assertiveness and self-esteem
- Parent Training
Dr. White's treatment orientation consists of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and developmental perspectives. Common diagnoses treated in children consist of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavior problems, ADHD, developmental disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, and sexual behavior problems. Additionally treatments include individual and family therapy for adjustment to a chronic illness or a traumatic brain injury. Common diagnoses treated in adults include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep problems, eating disorders, relationship problems, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Group therapies provided include social skills training groups for children and adolescents. Additional groups include a marriage strengthening group focusing on the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and a women's group focusing on increasing one's self-esteem.
Unique therapies provided by Dr. White include:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism or other pervasive developmental delays. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties with communication, language, socialization, and restricted/repetitive interests and behaviors. ABA is one of the most common and empirically supported treatments for working with children with autism. The ABA approach utilizes discrete trial learning to teach social, motor, and verbal behaviors as well as reasoning skills.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with behavior problems, ADHD, or related diagnoses. PCIT is a short-term, specialized behavior management program designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families. PCIT works with the child and the caregivers together to improve overall behavior and to reduce parenting stress. Goals of PCIT include: improve the parent-child relationship, improve child's minding and listening skills, increase child's ability to manage frustration and anger, increase child's social skills, improve child's attention skills, and increase child's self-esteem.
Another area of specialty includes working with individuals who have experienced a brain injury. Treatment can also include working with the family and focusing on adjustment to the changes following a head injury.
Additionally, Dr. White provides treatment for children with sexual behavior problems (ages 4-12). Treatment focuses on learning the private part rules, impulse control strategies, safety issues, feeling identification skills, and problem solving skills.