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Dr. Kristin Callahan
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Kristin Callahan is a licensed developmental psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2010.
She has additional specialty training certifications in Infant Mental Health, Child-Parent Psychotherapy and the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) and the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, 2nd Edition (MIGDAS-2) for differentiating neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Callahan also has advanced practice in the use of clinical diagnoses and 1508 classification guidelines in psycho-educational assessment to inform school-based accommodations and classroom modifications.
Dr. Callahan serves as the Director of Pupil Appraisal and Low Incidence Disabilities for Collegiate Academies, Mental Health Director for Opportunities Academy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) and Associate Adjunct Professor for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University (TCSPP). She has been named a “Rising Star” by American Psychological Association (2016), Healthcare Hero by New Orleans City Business (2018), Psychology Faculty Member of the Year by LSUHSC (2018, 2021) and Adjunct Professor of the Year by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2020).
In practice, Dr. Callahan specializes in neurodevelopmental assessment of global developmental delays, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, specific learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan. In therapy, Dr. Callahan maintains a strengths-based, eclectic theoretical approach, highlighting and considering each patient’s unique neurodiversity.