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145 Washington St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

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COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATIONS

The Center for Child & Family Development offers a range of assessment services for a variety of concerns, and tailors the evaluation process to the individual needs of each child.  Our neurodevelopmental pediatrician provides a neurodevelopmental evaluation to assess for developmental problems, such as autistic spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), processing deficits, and learning disabilities. Our consulting psychiatrist conducts psychiatric evaluations to diagnose psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and determine whether medication may be an appropriate course of treatment for your child. Psychologists on staff conduct psychological evaluations to address social, emotional, and behavioral concerns.  In conjunction with the staff’s learning consultant, our psychologists can provide a thorough psychoeducational evaluation to address concerns with academic progress. These evaluations can be shared with your child’s school, and we can assist in developing an appropriate educational program. Following the evaluation, your doctor will provide you with an explanation of the results and a comprehensive set of recommendations.

The following are a few examples of concerns that are commonly evaluated at our practice:

  • ADHD

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Differential Diagnosis (when multiple symptoms are present)

 

TREATMENT

The Center for Child & Family Development provides a variety of treatment services and interventions. Individual psychotherapycan be helpful for anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, oppositional/defiant behavior, difficulties with social functioning, as well as problems with attention, concentration, or motivation. Individual psychotherapy also addresses stressors such as interpersonal problems, grief and loss, divorce, or chronic health problems. Often provided in conjunction with child-centered psychotherapy, parent consultation assists parents in supporting their child’s social, emotional, and behavioral development. Family therapy can be beneficial when there is a problem impacting the family system, such as interpersonal problems, sibling or parent-child conflict, or challenges with communication amongst family members. The Center for Child & Family Development provides group psychotherapy for children and adolescents of similar ages and with similar needs. Groups allow children to learn and practice skills together to address their shared challenges, such as emotion difficulties or social skills deficits. Finally, some mental health concerns may be best treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Our consulting psychiatrist can provide psychopharmacological consultation and treatment when needed.

 

The following are common reasons that families seek treatment through the Center for Child & Family Development:

  • Anxiety

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

  • Separation Anxiety

  • School Refusal

  • Panic Disorder

  • Depression and other Mood Disorders

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Behavior Management

  • ADHD

  • Social Skills Deficits

  • Toilet Training Challenges

  • Family Conflict

  • Interpersonal Problems

 

CONSULTATION SERVICES & WORKSHOPS

In addition to evaluation and treatment, the Center for Child & Family Development offers consultation services and workshops to families and other professionals in both school and organizational settings. Our psychologists work with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff to assist with challenges faced at home and in school. These services can be provided through individual consultation or group workshop presentations.

 

Topics commonly covered in consultation and workshops include:

  • Using effective behavior management strategies

  • Helping children cope with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders

  • Promoting positive family relationships

  • Facilitating children’s social skills

  • Understanding child and adolescent development