Christopher Carter, Ph.D.
Christopher Carter, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in clinical neuropsychology. He is supervised by Claire Simpson, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, for his licensure to be a psychologist in the State of Texas. Dr. Carter recently completed his doctoral degree in School Psychology from Texas Woman's University, and he has clinical experience working with a diverse range of individuals with a variety of disorders and conditions. He has assessment experience with toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Carter has experience diagnosing ADHD, learning disorders, developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and neuropsychological disorders and conditions. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Carter has 10 years of experience working in the school setting and also provides school-based consultation and advocacy services to families needing assistance.
Texas Woman’s University
APA Accredited Program
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (2020)
Major: School Psychology, with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology
Dissertation: “Independent Educational Evaluations: What Non-School Based Licensed Psychologists Have Learned”
Abilene Christian University
Degree: Specialist in School Psychology (2011)
Major: School Psychology
Abilene Christian University
Degree: Bachelor of Science Degree (2008)
Real Hope Real Help: ABA, Counseling, & Testing Center
APPIC Accredited Internship
Doctoral Psychology Intern
January 2020 - December 2020
- Completed psychological and clinical neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults ranging from ages 3 to 79.
- Wrote comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological reports which also included participating in the feedback sessions and communicating the results to each client.
- Participated in hands-on training in cognitive rehabilitation that was through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM).
- Conducted cognitive rehabilitation therapy services for adults and children with a wide range of neurocognitive deficits.
- Provided psychotherapy for children and adults ranging from 4 to 56 years of age.
- Implemented crisis intervention to clients and supervision to behavior technicians at the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at the practice.
- Provided school-based psychological services to elementary school students at Lake Dallas ISD which included: implementing behavioral interventions, counseling services, teacher/parent consultation, psychoeducational evaluations, and participation in student Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meetings.
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania
APA Accredited Internship
Doctoral Psychology Intern
July 2017 - August 2018
- Provided direct clinical psychology services to children at the largest residential school in the United States.
- Consulted with teachers, guardians, and parents related to the wellbeing and functioning of school age children.
- Worked on-call in a crisis intervention unit at the onsite medical facility in order to provide immediate behavioral health supports to at-risk children and adolescents.
- Conducted psychoeducational and clinical neuropsychological evaluations and communicated the results and recommendations to students, parents, guardians, teachers, physicians, and psychiatrists in order to provide psychological and educational supports to children with academic and mental health needs.
- Co-facilitated group therapy services focusing on grief and also an animal assisted group for girls who were victims of abuse.
Denton County Friends of the Family, Denton, Texas
Counseling Practicum Student
June 2016 - July 2017
- Provided counseling services to victims and secondary victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at a community outreach center.
- Individual counseling services were provided to adults and children victims of abuse while maintaining an emotion focused theoretical model.
- Co-facilitated a Violence Intervention & Prevention (VIPP) counseling group with adult male domestic violence batterers. The group challenged them to take full accountability of their actions, become better communicators, develop self-awareness of their thoughts/feelings/behaviors, and develop a understanding of how their actions impacted others.
- Conducted the initial intake interviews for clients seeking counseling services or legal advocacy.
- Extensive experience with crisis counseling and crisis intervention with at-risk adults and children. The goal of the crisis counseling sessions were to provide safety planning, assess risk, teach stress reduction techniques, process immediate concerns, and collaborate with other mental health, legal, child protection, or law enforcement professionals in order to provide immediate care for a client.
- Collaborated with CPS, legal services, public school systems, and law enforcement to provide further assistance to victims.
- Co-facilitated a teen boys victim group that consisted of six 13- to 14-year-old boys that has helped them process their emotions and deconstruct gender role messages that was taught to them by family, friends, and society.
Neuropsychology Consultants, McKinney, Texas
Clinical Neuropsychology Extern
June 2015 - June 2016
- Responsible for conducting neuropsychological evaluations with pediatric and adult outpatient populations in the clinical setting.
- Individualized and tailored the neuropsychological test battery for each client based on the intake information and the referral question under the supervision of my clinical supervisor.
- The clientele ranges from typical cognitive functioning to individuals with severe cognitive impairments.
- Participated in the intake and conducted comprehensive evaluations that were for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
- Write comprehensive neuropsychological reports that provide details to a client’s neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses and utilizes diagnostic decision-making using the DSM-5 and the ICD-10.
- Participated in the feedback sessions for clients by going over the assessment results, conceptualizing the data into a diagnostic conclusion, answering questions or concerns, and providing rationale for recommendations.
- Presented assessment results at an IEP meeting as an outside evaluator in order to assist the IEP team’s decision making in regards to potentially providing special education eligibility to a student.
- Conducted Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE’s) for McKinney ISD and presented the findings at the special education eligibility meeting.
Kids First Pediatrics, Highland Village, Texas
June 2013 - July 2016
- Assessed a wide array of clients with various psychological disorders and cognitive disabilities, ranging from ages 18 months to 22 years.
- Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team when evaluating children including: pediatricians, registered nurses, speech pathologist, occupational therapists, and dieticians.
- Administered and scored a variety of cognitive, academic, and neuropsychological assessment instruments.
- Co-led a social skills group consisting of children ages 8 to 12 diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and/or social anxiety.
- Administered and scored a variety of psychological measures including: personality tests, adaptive behavior measures, self-report checklists, and parent/teacher reports.
- Became familiar with the use of electronic medical record systems.
- Responsible for the intake sessions and treatment planning for individual and group counseling clients.
- Provided parent-training groups for helping parents effectively use behavioral interventions to assist with their children’s behaviors.
H.O.P.E. Achieves Success, LLC
Neuropsychology Practicum Student
August 2014 - December 2014
- Assisted with intake sessions for incoming assessment clients.
- Conducted in-home observations for students suspected with intellectual disabilities.
- Administered and scored a variety of neuropsychological measures.
- Wrote comprehensive integrated neuropsychological reports and tailored the recommendations based on the assessment data.
- Presented evaluation feedback to clients.
- Provided diagnoses based on DSM-5 criteria
- Presented three in-service presentations for parents and educators regarding reading comprehension, math calculation, and written expression difficulties in children.
Denton County Special Education Cooperative, Sanger, Texas
School Psychology Practicum Student
January 2014 - June 2014
- Worked closely with a multidisciplinary team on evaluations to help determine special education eligibility of a child.
- Communicated with outside agencies regarding children placed in residential treatment facilities.
- Participated in individual and group counseling experiences
- Administered neuropsychological assessments for the learning disabilities evaluation team.
Denton ISD, Denton, Texas
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
July 2010 - December 2013
- Consulted with teachers, administrators, students, outside service providers, and parents regarding a child’s present levels of performance
- Employed clinical judgment for case analysis and carefully analyzed assessment or behavioral data to help determine special education eligibility for a child.
- Conducted functional behavioral assessments to determine the function of a behavior.
- Utilized data based decision making on behavioral interventions and psychoeducational reports.
- Primarily worked at early childhood and high school settings; additional experience was provided at the elementary and middle school levels.
- Wrote psychoeducational/psychological reports while providing non-jargon language to explain services and/or assessment results to parents, students and educators.
- Presented the assessment findings to at Individualized Educational Placement meetings (i.e. ARD meetings).
Professional Research Presentations
- Johnson, W., Carter, C., La Spata, McGeehan, B., & Mulkey, B. (2017). Video self-modeling interventions in the schools. A didactic presentation at Lewisville ISD, Lewisville, TX.
- Johnson, W., Carter, C., La Spata, McGeehan, B., & Mulkey, B. (2016). Video self-modeling interventions in the schools. A full day didactic at Boulevard Heights and Transition Center in Ft. Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX.
- La Spata, M., Carter, C., Caldwell, K., & Johnson, W. (2015). Video self-modeling interventions: The success and challenges of implementation. A mini skills session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL
- Carter, C. (2014). A three-day workshop on the foundations of reading comprehension, written expression, and math computation: An overview and implementing intervention. A series of didactic presentations presented at United Through H.O.P.E., Denton, TX.
- Carter, C., Caldwell, C., Bowles, K., & Johnson, W. (2014). Video self-modeling interventions: Practical implications of age, maintenance, and intervention type. A core skill session presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Autism Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.
- Carter, C., La Spata, M., & Johnson, W. (2014). Utilizing video self-modeling as a school-age cognitive rehabilitation intervention of executive functions, Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
- Carter, C., La Spata, M., & Johnson, W. (2014). Utilizing video self-modeling as a school-age cognitive rehabilitation intervention of executive functions, Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the School Neuropsychological Summer Institute, Dallas, TX.
- Johnson, W., Bowles, K., Caldwell, C., & Carter, C. (2013). Video self-modeling interventions: Overview, understanding, and implementation. A core skill session presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Autism Conference, Corpus Christi, TX
- Carter, C. & Rubio, K. (2012). The effectiveness of video self-modeling on school age populations: A pilot study. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
- Shewmaker, J., Carter, C., Passmore, A., & Simpson, E. (2010). The effectiveness of tier 2 RTI program implementation across socioeconomic groups, A paper presentation presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
- Shewmaker, J., Mindi J., Moss, A., & Carter, C. (2009). School-university partnership in implementing a response to intervention program, A paper presentation presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
- Wherry, J. & Carter, C. (2008). The comorbidity and misdiagnosis of psychosis in sexually and physically abused children with PTSD. A paper presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association Convention, Kansas City, MS.
- Carter, C. & Wherry, J. (2007). The comorbidity and misdiagnosis of psychosis in sexually and physically abused children with PTSD. A poster presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
- La Spata, M., Carter, C., Johnson, W., & McGill, R. (2015). Evaluating video self-modeling treatment outcomes: Differentiating between statistically and clinically significant change. Journal of Contemporary School Psychology, 19(3), 1-13.
- Carter, C., La Spata, M., & Johnson, W. (in review). Utilizing video self-modeling as a cognitive intervention for executive function deficits: A pilot study. School Psychology Forum.