Formerly an adolescent and family therapist, Dr. Stephanie Monaghan-Blout is a senior clinician who joined NESCA at its inception in 2007.
She specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents with complex learning and emotional issues. She is proficient in the administration of psychological (projective) tests, as well as in neuropsychological testing. Her responsibilities at NESCA also include acting as Clinical Coordinator, overseeing psycho-educational and therapeutic services.
Dr. Monaghan-Blout has a particular interest in working with adoptive children and their families as well as those contending with the impact of traumatic experiences. She is a member of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) associated with Massachusetts Advocates for Children and the Harvard Law Clinic, and is working with that group on an interdisciplinary guide to trauma sensitive evaluations.
Dr. Monaghan-Blout graduated from Bowdoin College and received a Masters in Counselor Education from Boston University. She obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. She also completed an internship in pediatric neuropsychology and child psychology at North Shore University Hospital in New York, and a postdoctoral fellowship at HealthSouth/Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital.
She joined Dr. Ann Helmus at Children’s Evaluation Center in 2003, and NESCA in 2007. A member of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Board of Directors from 2010 – 2013, Dr. Monaghan-Blout served as Chair of the Education Committee. She is currently President-Elect of that organization.
Dr. Monaghan-Blout is the mother and stepmother of four children, and the grandmother of six. She is also an avid ice hockey player and devotee of science fiction/fantasy.
Recent Community Presentations:
- Special Education Parent Advocacy Council (SEPAC), Wachusett, MA: Anxiety in the School Setting – Identification, Management and Intervention.
- Neuropsychology Training Seminar, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Bedford, MA
On Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation:
- NESCA Community Presentation, Newton, MA: Challenges of Inter-Country/High-Risk Adoptions
- Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN), Waltham, MA: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Children in the School Setting
Dr. Monaghan-Blout’s blog posts for NESCA News:
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