MEET DR. BRITTANY DUNCAN

Dr. Brittany Duncan

Dr. Brittany Duncan is a Georgia native who has been working in the field of pediatric psychology for 7 years. Dr. Duncan has extensive experience working with young children and adolescents with complex medical problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, and emotional and behavioral disorders. She specializes in psychological assessment, with experience providing psychoeducational evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, neurodevelopmental evaluations (including comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder evaluations), vocational assessment, and evaluations for the Georgia Department of Labor Adjudication Services. Dr. Duncan has worked in a variety of pediatric settings, including in children’s hospitals, in outpatient medical centers, and in private practice.

 

Dr. Duncan has always been interested in working with children, and her interest in pediatric psychology was sparked during her undergraduate training. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from the University of Georgia. While there, she worked as a research assistant in an infant research lab under the direction of Dr. Janet Frick. During that time, Dr. Duncan decided to pursue her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in treatment of children and adolescents. She earned her Master’s of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 2018. During her time in graduate school, Dr. Duncan worked as a teaching assistant for multiple classes, including Diagnostic Psychopathology, Cognitive Assessment, Child and Adolescent Assessment, and Statistics II. She further completed practicum experiences at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in the Neuropsychology department and Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Service, as well as at Marcus Autism Center. During that time, she gained invaluable experience working with medically and neurodevelopmentally complex children. In graduate school, Dr. Duncan further worked as a research interviewer for the Emory Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP) under the supervision of Dr. Edward Craighead. Dr. Duncan also worked as a psychometrist conducting neuropsychological evaluations for children of all ages. These experiences prepared her well for a career working with children and adolescents in a pediatric setting.

 

Dr. Duncan completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida, specializing in pediatric behavioral medicine. During her time there, she provided consultation and liaison services to children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood followed across a number of pediatric services, including solid organ transplant, GI, cardiology, pulmonology, special immunology/HIV, nephrology, intensive care, burn, orthopedics, trauma, neurology, and general pediatrics teams. She also conducted outpatient psychological testing batteries with medically complex children, as well as pre- and post-transplant evaluations.

 

Following internship, Dr. Duncan completed a 6 month post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychology fellow. During that time, she provided direct face-to-face clinical services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital across a variety of outpatient hospital clinics and services, including weight management, cardiology, sleep, burn, GI, and newborn clinics. She also provided consultation and liaison services to children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood followed across all pediatric services. Dr. Duncan further conducted comprehensive psychological assessments to inform treatment and discharge planning at the Dennis Developmental Center. She was trained on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and conducted comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic evaluations during that time. Dr. Duncan also participated in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program while at UAMS. Dr. Duncan returned to Georgia in February 2019, and completed an additional year-long postdoctoral fellowship in private practice. She provided psychological assessments for individuals of all ages during this time.

 

Dr. Duncan joined GAC in July 2020. She currently provides psychological evaluations, specializing in psychoeducational evaluations and diagnostic clarification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also provides supervision for students completing practicum experiences at GAC. Dr. Duncan is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA).

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