Stephanie Powers, Ph.D.
We were excited to welcome Dr. Powers to our practice in 2009, following the completion of her fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center, under Dr. Nadine Kaslow through the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Powers has a special interest in working with children and adolescents who have high-functioning autism / Asperger's Disorder. She regularly leads social skills groups for children and adolescents who lack the confidence or skills necessary to be successful, socially. Dr. Powers also enjoys working with parents to improve parent-child interactions and to implement behavior management strategies. She effectively collaborates with medical professionals and educators to develop and refine treatment for her clients.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky, Dr. Powers entered the school psychology program at Indiana State University, earning her doctorate in 2008. Dr. Powers also served as a school psychologist intern and behavioral consultant to a school district, where she worked closely with teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other professionals to assess and treat a variety of learning, behavioral and emotional problems. During her predoctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Powers utilized functional analyses and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to assess and treat severe behaviors and to increase communication and learning skills in children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Powers also utilized a behavioral approach to assess and treat infants and children with severe feeding problems, including feeding tube dependence and severe food selectivity.