Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics

Description: A developmental-behavioral specialist is a pediatrician with special training and experience who aims to foster understanding and promotion of optimal development of children and families through research, education, clinical care and advocacy efforts. This physician assists in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of developmental difficulties and problematic behaviors in children and in the family dysfunctions that compromise children's development. (NUCC Taxonomy)

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Kearns, UT

Organization Name: The Children's Center - Salt Lake
Address: 5242 South 4820 West
Kearns, UT 84118
Phone: 801-966-4251
Fax: 801-966-4289
Eligibility: Serves children birth through age 6; Medicaid
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.
Provider Profiles: Douglas F. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director
Claire Anderson, MD, Medical Director
Jennifer Mitchell, PhD, BCBA-D - Director of Clinical Services, Kearns location
Family Resource Facilitator
Also a Salt Lake City location.
See brief introductory video on The Children's Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUq3qvZkdI&list=PLGPZBtAtWIlWZ7RBq8HhA3u4Pm37DsZ1F&index=1
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Last Updated: 5/15/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Name: The Children's Center
Address: 350 South 400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-582-5534
Fax: 801-582-5540
Eligibility: Young children under age 7, up to 8-9 for autism, sliding scale, Medicaid (SL County), Select Health, United, BCBS, Cigna
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional wellbeing of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Answers to common childhood problems such as autism, divorce, grief, violence in the home, Problems at School/Childcare. Autism group therapy ages 4-9.
Provider Profiles: 8:30 - 5:00 M - F
Douglas F. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Executive Director
Claire Anderson, M.D., Medical Director
Lori Krasny, M.S., CCC-SLP, Autism Services Director
Sandra Meyer, LCSW, Director of Children's Services, Salt Lake City location
Devon Musson Rose, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, Salt Lake City
Michelle Vo, M.D., Psychiatrist, Salt Lake City
Family Resource Facilitators
Also a Kearns location.
See brief introductory video on The Children's Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUq3qvZkdI&list=PLGPZBtAtWIlWZ7RBq8HhA3u4Pm37DsZ1F&index=1
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Last Updated: 7/17/2018
81 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Bldg.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-313-7711
Organization Name: Primary Children's Hospital
Address: 81 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Bldg.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-313-7711
Eligibility: For children, adolescents and their families, ages 3 - 18. Accepts Healthy U Medicaid.
Services Provided: A multidisciplinary outpatient clinic that serves children 3 - 18 who are medically complex and have behavioral health-related issues. Services include: medication management, individual therapy, psychological testing (diagnostic clarification, cognitive, and academic achievement), and neuropsychological testing.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8am - 8pm
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Last Updated: 12/7/2017
Organization Name: Primary Children's Hospital
Address: 81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Bldg.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-3600
Eligibility: up to age 18
Services Provided: Therapy is provided to assist children who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems related to child abuse including sexualized behavior and aggression. Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up services are also available for children who need them.

Therapists specialize in evidence-based practices that are based on objective data and research.
Provider Profiles: Antoinette Laskey, MD, Medical Director
Julie Bradshaw, LCSW, Department Director
Amy Oxman, LCSW, Manager
Mary Lassiter, RN, Clinic Coordinator
Medical Providers:
Kristine Campbell, MD
Karen Hansen, MD
Brooks Keeshin, MD
Therapists:
Doug Marchant, PhD
Brian Thorn, PhD
Ryan Grant, LCSW
Keeley Mendenhall, LCSW
Kari Cunningham, CSW
Giulianna Garcia, CSW
Lindsay Shepard, CSW

Affiliated with National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Therapies include:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Designed to reduce children's negative emotions and behaviors after they have experienced some form of trauma, including sexual abuse. It also provides support and skills to help parents cope with their own emotional distress and optimally respond to their child.

Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
Helps children and their caregivers by promoting less hostile and aggressive behavior, fewer negative interactions with family members, better social skills, and better developmental abilities. Most children who receive this treatment have experienced some form of physical abuse.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Uses step-by-step, live-coached behavioral parent training to improve parenting skills, decrease child behavior problems and improve the quality of the parent-child relationship.

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
A 4-6 session early intervention designed to prevent the development of chronic PTSD and associated symptoms.

Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)
A trauma-informed treatment used to treat children and adolescents who have experienced abuse and trauma. Current symptoms are reduced when distressing memories associated with these events are reprocessed into a more adaptive and integrated state.

Trauma Specialized Child Psychiatry Services
Child psychiatrists are part of our core team at Safe and Healthy Families and are available for consultation with medical providers at Primary Children's and the Children's Justice Centers. They are able to evaluate and treat children receiving trauma therapy services at Safe and Healthy Families when appropriate.
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Last Updated: 7/17/2018
Organization Name: Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Health Care
Address: 3690 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-587-2525
Fax: 801-261-0503
Languages Spoken: Spanish Interpreters
Eligibility: All patients welcome, accept most forms of insurance, Medicaid and CHIP. For uninsured or underinsured, we offer a sliding scale discount based on income. Residents of Salt Lake County.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Offers a wide range of services including general pediatrics with a focus on children with special health care needs, adolescent health, family medicine, family planning services, an obstetrics/gynecology (Ob/Gyn) clinic and a Teen Mother and Child Program to help promote health during pregnancy.
Other Services in the Building: Holy Cross Ministries, Medicaid Eligibility workers, WIC, Byington Reading Room-Library, Financial Counselors, Mental Health services, High Risk Perinatal, Family Planning, Promotores(as) and Foster Health Care Program.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8:30 - 5 Near Trax and bus stops (Meadowbrook Station)
Maria Castro Ortiz, Care Coordinator
Trained in Medical Home model 10/10/2007 - 12/31/2014
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Last Updated: 11/20/2017
5770 South 250 East Ste 290
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-747-8700
Address: 5770 South 250 East Ste 290
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-747-8700
Fax: 801-747-8701
Eligibility: Anyone looking for information on birth and newborns
Services Provided: Child Development and school or behavior problems are areas of special interest to Dr. Ralston in his practice of medicine. He splits his clinical time between the Cottonwood Wasatch Pediatrics office and the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics.

Wasatch Pediatrics offers a newborn education class that provides information about the first few months of life and addresses questions and concerns. Lactation specialist is also present at the class.
Provider Profiles: Charles Ralston, MD
Board Certified in Pediatrics, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018