Stephen Beard, PsyD., is a Portland area native who obtained his doctoral degree in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University after completing his internship at the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has worked in public schools, private schools, and traditional outpatient settings providing psychological and psychoeducational testing for children from infancy through adolescence. In therapy, Stephen utilizes an integrative behavioral/cognitive-behavioral framework that emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, family involvement, and parent training to develop and implement interventions designed specifically to fit each unique family system. His areas of interest and specialty include conducting psychological assessments (e.g., executive functioning & ADHD concerns, learning differences, developmental concerns), and working with school-aged children and families (i.e., assist with modifying parenting strategies, teaching children coping and problem-solving skills to assist with challenging behaviors and emotion regulation).
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