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Triage Process and Decision Making: An Art and a Science

Please join us as Dr. Kelly Christian and Dr. Sarah Cain Spannagel review a process to quickly match resources to distressed families. This process provides a streamlined method to formulate a working diagnosis and use a decision tree to link families to the right resources in a timely manner. Wait time for appropriate treatment cases can be reduced when using this triage assessment approach. An interactive discussion of helpful area resources and referrals will also be facilitated.

Our Presenters:

Dr. Kelly Christian, Schafer Center Clinical Director/Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kelly Christian is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in the evaluation of children and adolescents. An alumna of Cornell University and Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Christian's interest in assessment was sparked by her own student experience as a graduate assistant at the Schafer Center. She later joined the staff professionally as a postdoctoral fellow and was named clinical director in 2015.

Dr. Sarah Cain Spannagel, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Cain Spannagel, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Spannagel has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She was the consulting psychologist at University School in Shaker Heights for almost a decade. Currently, she is the consulting psychologist at Hathaway Brown. She is the staff psychologist for the Rainbow Babies and Children Autism Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Spannagel is faculty in Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychological Sciences and Case Medical School Department of Pediatrics as well as faculty associate in the Schubert Center for Child Studies.

For more information, please contact Renee Voth.

8:45 – 9 a.m.
Coffee & Conversation

9 – 10 a.m.

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Q&A + School Tours Available

When & Where

Thursday, October 19, 2023
from 8:45am - 10:30am


10036 Olde Eight Road
Sagamore Hills, Ohio 44067

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