Caitlyn Francis MA

Caitlyn Francis, MA

Psychology Extern

I am an advanced graduate student in the School Psychology PhD program at the University of Arizona. As a therapist, I strive to help children, adolescents, and families build resiliency. I want families and individuals to feel empowered and capable of overcoming challenges to reach their full potential. I intend to create therapeutic relationships with my client’s parents, because they have a strong influence on their family system, and they may provide valuable information on the functioning of the family. I also enjoy collaborating with 

I am also aware of the importance of teacher-student relationships, and acknowledge the impact that teachers have on the cognitive, academic, behavioral, social, and emotional development growth of their students. I enjoy collaborating with both teachers and parents to understand the child’s developmental and social histories and how they shed light on early attachment relationships and impact the social emotional development of the child. 

My research interests include student engagement, authoritative school climate, and teacher-student relationships. I am comfortable stepping out of the clinic and entering the schools to consult with teachers and observe students in the classroom. I am well-trained in conducting cognitive, academic, personality, behavioral, and early childhood assessments.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Children, Youth, & Young Adults ages 3-22
  • Parents
  • Academic Support 
  • Family Conflict or Transitions
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Teacher-Student Relationships
  • Children & Youth presenting with:
    • Academic Underachievement
    • Social Skills Difficulties
    • Perfectionism
    • Learning Disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression

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