I am in my final year of the APA accredited School Psychology program at the University of Washington. I’m completing a full-time APA-accredited doctoral internship in clinical child psychology with Morrison Child and Family Services, as well as a specialized assessment rotation through Mindsights. Prior to the PhD program I completed an EdS in school psychology at Seattle University and worked on a grant, examining family homelessness and the impacts of chronic stress on child development. As part of obtaining my EdS degree I also completed a year-long full-time internship in school psychology which involved special education assessment, academic and behavioral intervention, consultation with teachers and parents about students’ learning and behavior, and school-based therapy for students with emotional-behavioral disorders and trauma histories. I have also worked as a school psychologist and provided trainings on trauma to many schools in Washington state and worked as a phone-based crisis responder at a 24-hour suicide crisis hotline.

I have had a variety of clinical experiences as part of my doctoral training at the University of Washington. Some highlights include working in Seattle Children Hospital’s ADHD diagnostic group as well as their early childhood clinic; working in two outpatient settings with children and their parents with externalizing disorders, anxiety, and ADHD; supporting Incredible Years groups; providing therapy to children in the School Psychology clinic at the University of Washington, and teaching DBT skills to middle schoolers with emotional-behavioral disorders. During my PhD I also taught college students a mental health intervention which incorporated CBT, DBT, and positive psychology. My larger specialization and interest is in toxic stress, trauma, resilience, and adolescent and young adult development. I am passionate about supporting my clients’ coping skills and resilience and believe that a high quality psychological evaluation can be an important part of this process.


Contact
Office Phone: 503-222-0707, ext 2206
Direct: 971-279-5503
Email: perry.firth@mindsightspdx.com

Credentials:

Psychology Intern
Supervised by Rhyver Rudick, Ph.D.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Education Specialist, School Psychology
Seattle University
Seattle, WA

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