Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information
October IPA Webinar: Evaluation of Young Children
IPA 2020 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit Friday, October 16th, 2020 at Noon
Registrants will receive further information on registering with Zoom Webinar for the presentation.
Evaluation of Young Children
Evaluation and assessment of young children is a particularly challenging, yet increasingly needed area of clinical practice. In addition to having a good understanding of early normative development, a number of inherent challenges exist in providing these services in a high-quality manner. This presentation will focus on specific keys/themes related to this endeavor, and also various diagnostic, environmental, and holistic considerations in providing for a comprehensive assessment. In addition, case examples will be utilized to discuss important features of differential diagnosis. Although a wide range of potential psychological concerns will be discussed, focus will be placed on early developmental, autism spectrum, attention-deficit, and learning issues with children ages 2-5.
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. Identify key themes related to psychological evaluation and assessment of young children.
2. Describe important considerations regarding differential diagnosis.
3. Apply critical themes of assessment to target populations.
Presenter Bio: James Schroeder, PhD
Jim Schroeder, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist and Vice President of the Department of Psychology and Wellness at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana. He is also the training director of the pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the department. He resides in Evansville with his wife, Amy, and their eight children. He received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues. He also writes a monthly column for parents and professionals entitled Just Thinking, which can be found along with many other articles and books on his personal website: www.james-schroeder.com. Dr. Schroeder is regular radio guest for multiple morning shows and is a regular contributor to both secular and religious online publications. In addition to his life as a father and psychologist, Dr. Schroeder is actively involved in endurance events. He has completed an Ironman and multiple ultramarathons and often commutes to work by bike, and is always dreaming about the next backpacking trip.
Dr. Jim Schroeder
Presenter Bio: Brooke J. Frazer, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Brooke Frazer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology & Wellness at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. She received a BS from University of Southern Indiana with a major in psychology. She graduated with a MS in clinical psychology from Murray State University, and a PhD in school psychology from Indiana University in 2020. Dr. Frazer currently resides in Evansville, Indiana, with her husband, Logan, and their daughter. Dr. Frazer specializes in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and their families diagnosed with autism spectrum, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit, and suicidal ideation and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), in addition to a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues.
Brooke J. Frazer
Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits. Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic and Emeritus-Retired Members - $15
Non-Members - $30