Clinical Blindspots and Biases

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Dr. Jeremy Sharp of The Testing Psychologist speaks with Dr. Stephanie Nelson about the different ways mental health specialists can be wrong in their clinical decision-making. While no one likes to consider the idea that a diagnosis or clinical impression was missed, it happens far more frequently than one might think! The good news is that there are plenty of strategies to help. Here are some concepts that are touched upon in this information-packed discussion:

  • How often are we wrong?
  • What cognitive biases lead to being wrong?
  • How can we be less wrong, less often?

Interview conducted: March 2022

CE Content Category: Testing/Assessment; Clinical, Cultural Responsiveness

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses, case managers.

This CE course is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support disclaimer to disclose

This course includes a written transcript of the audio content.

 

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Interview with Dr. Stephanie Nelson
  • Transcript of Interview with Dr. Stephanie Nelson
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Dr. Stephanie Nelson is a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in complex differential diagnosis. She is board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and pediatric neuropsychology (ABPdN). Dr. Nelson earned her undergraduate degree at Williams College and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont. She completed her internship Dr. Stephanie Nelsonand postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. After a few years in group practice in the Boston area, Dr. Nelson returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and opened her own practice. In 2018, she founded Skylight Neuropsychology in Seattle, WA. She currently provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and outreach to the community through presentations, workshops, and volunteer work. She also provides consultation to psychologists and neuropsychologists who specialize in pediatric assessment.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice founded in 2009 that has grown to over 20 clinicians. He earned an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting a Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. He specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain different biases that influence decision making
  • Provide examples of strategies to avoid bias and improve clinical decision making
  • Explain base rates and identify common diagnostic errors related to base rates
  • Identify risks associated with cognitive bias when interpreting ambiguous data

 

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