Equitable and Comprehensive Autism Testing

Written by Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Background on Autism and Prevalence Rate Among Diverse Groups Autism Spectrum Disorder (also referred to as ASD) is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder hypothesized to develop as a result of interactive genetic/biological and environment factors. It is considered a mental disorder, per the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical […] Continue reading

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Fully Treats Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias

Anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder are the most common mental disorders in the United States (see https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders). They impact individuals of diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic sociocultural groups (note: notable mental health disparities exist that we will discuss in other articles). Cognitive Behavioral […] Continue reading

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for ADHD or ADD

Written by Dr. Campos, Ph.D. What is CBT? Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is a time-limited, goal-oriented, and evidence-based therapy that proposes that maladaptive (or unhelpful) thinking styles can lead to unhelpful, recurrent emotional states, actions, and mental disorders. CBT also theoretically incorporates behavior therapy or behaviorism principles. These principles include identifying the antecedents and […] Continue reading

Why Early Autism Diagnosis and Treatment Matters

Written by: Dr. Campos, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Psychological research continues to support the importance of an early Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and treatment (Reichow & Wolery, 2009). Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of the fastest growing disabilities, and it is defined as a neurodevelopmental or neurobiological disorder characterized by social-communication deficits and restricted, […] Continue reading

Psychoeducational Testing-What’s In It for You?

By Dr. Irma Campos, Licensed Psychologist As a passionate psychologist offering psychoeducational testing in Tampa, Florida, I am proud to provide a guide to understanding psychoeducational tessting. Psychological testing (inclusive of psychoeducational testing) is defined by the American Psychological Association as “a measurement procedure for assessing psychological characteristics in which a sample of an examinee’s […] Continue reading