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The Clinical Consult is a podcast series—moderated by Dr. Daniel Elchert—that covers topics of direct clinical relevance to psychology practice. Listen to any podcast from our selection below. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice.
Dr. Eckerd discusses neurodiversity and a different perspective on autism spectrum disorder. She dives into some of the significant differences in how persons on the autism spectrum think and how they can still interact effectively with neurotypical people despite those differences.
Marcia Eckerd, PhD, has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since 1985, specializing in consultation and therapy for patients with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar cognitive, social, and emotional traits. She was appointed to the CT Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council and serves on the Associate Staff in Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital, where she participated in creating the Yale-Norwalk Hospital Collaborative Pediatric Development and Therapy Center.
Dr. Elchert is a licensed clinical psychologist and statistician who completed his training at the University of Iowa. Most recently, Dr. Elchert was the Science Policy Fellow at the American Statistical Association and previously completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Michigan State University.