All About Selective Mutism

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Description

Have any of you worked with non-verbal kids? Many of us have and have struggled with diagnostic impressions. Dr. Sharp's guest for this interview is Dr. Aimee Kotrba, who is an expert in this area. Aimee has specialized in selective mutism for years and shares a ton of helpful information in this interview, including:

  • What exactly is selective mutism?
  • What are some common differential diagnoses?
  • How do you assess for selective mutism?
  • What are some common treatments for selective mutism?

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Text Interview with Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.
  • Audio Interview with Dr. Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Dr. Aimee Kotrba is the owner and lead psychologist of Thriving Minds Behavioral Health, a pediatric psychology clinic with locations in Brighton and Chelsea, Michigan, dedicated to providing exceptional, research-based behavioral treatment for Selective Mutism and related anxiety issues. Dr. Kotrba is a nationally-recognized speaker and expert on the assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism, and is the coauthor of Overcoming Selective Mutism: A Field Guide for Parents as well as the author of Selective Mutism: An Assessment and Intervention Guide for Therapists, Educators, and Parents.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that was founded in 2009 and has grown to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Dr. Sharp specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Oct 7, 2019.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, the participant can:

  • Articulate what Selective Mutism is and identify its common characteristics
  • List the three types of questions Dr. Kotrba uses in a diagnostic session with a child and elaborate on why she uses them
  • Discuss the gold standard of treatment for Selective Mutism

 

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