Kristin L. Callahan, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
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        Dr. Kristin Callahan is a licensed psychologist that provides diagnostic assessment, family consultation, and individual and family treatment for children and families in and around the New Orleans area. 
Dr. Callahan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where she supervises infant/child track trainees conducting assessments and routinely presents on the assessment of pervasive developmental disorders and handling challenging childhood behavior problems. She is the Project Coordinator for Supportive Services for the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project within the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program that is providing much needed mental and behavioral health treatment and longer-term support services to improve the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Currently, she serves as a psychologist to Terrebonne and Lafource Parish school systems. She also serves as a psychologist to the Child Development Center at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana where she provides evaluative, therapeutic, and consultation services to young children of military families and educators.  Dr. Callahan directs the developmental disorder clinic at LSUHSC's Behavioral Sciences Center and also provides psycho-educational assessments to local Orleans Parish charter school organizations. 

         After graduating from the University of Georgia, Dr. Callahan obtained her doctorate degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans. As part of her doctoral training she completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center. 
During her training, Dr. Callahan has worked with a variety of populations from infancy through late adolescence. Dr. Callahan has worked with LSU's Orleans Parish Infant Team, Children's Hospital's Autism Clinic, Bridge City Juvenile Prison, Terrebonne & Lafourche Parish schools, and the Orleans Parish Head Start program. She has completed the Irving B. Harris Foundation Fellowship in infant mental health and is an expert in infant and young children. Her clinical and research interests include providing comprehensive assessments, treatment, and education for families with very young children (0-5) with and without developmental disabilities who have experienced complex trauma in both school and clinic settings. 


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